Our client has a vacancy for a consultant physician specialising in geriatric medicine for a full time role in a regional hospital in New Zealand in early 2020.
- Public sector employer
- Full time, permanent role
- Secondary care service with tertiary care at university referral hospital
- Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand required
- FRACP or equivalent essential
- Experience in Acute Stroke Medicine sought
As the successful applicant you will be part of a team of five specialist physicians for older people in a developing and expanding service to meet the needs of the rapidly growing regional older population which includes over 30,000 people aged 65 years or over. It has a 24-bed Assessment and Rehabilitation ward which includes a 6-8 bed Acute Stroke Unit.
Your role will be key to establishing the "front door" frailty component of the ACE (Acute Care of the Elderly) programme as well as improving our interface with and delivery of community services.
The service is well supported by community rehabilitation teams, a region-wide needs assessment service and gerontology nurse specialist programmes. Visiting outpatient clinics on five sites across the region and residential care and home visiting services are provided. The role is based a 250-bed district hospital with all major specialities.
You will also work alongside an expanding acute stroke service (planned increase to 10 beds) as well as a growing Psychiatry for Older People service. There is a strong focus on patient and family centred care and integration with hospital and community based services.
Previous Acute Stroke experience would be advantageous.
The role is based in a region of the North Island of New Zealand with 4 hospitals covering an extensive area of territory. The largest hospital is a regional base hospital with 350 + beds providing secondary care services including 24/7 emergency department, medical and surgical specialties, ICU, ENT, O&G, Paediatrics and Psychiatry. The three smaller hospitals provide basic primary and secondary care. The population has complex health needs.
The successful applicant will be living in a beautiful part of New Zealand with warm summers, mild winters and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities on land and at sea just two hours' drive from Auckland, with regular flights to and from Auckland Airport.
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