Medical Registrar in Geriatric Medicine
Advanced or Basic FRACP trainee
Start Date: January 2022
Contract Duration: Rolling
FRACP Internal Medicine training position accredited for 6 months advanced geriatric medicine training. The Internal medicine department is accredited for 12 months advanced and 24 months of basic internal medicine training.
You will work in the department of Older Persons' Health joining the newly developed Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) team and will be a key participant in a Consultant led multidisciplinary team ,assessing and managing older people in ED ,the admissions unit or in one of the ward based ACE beds.
The goal of the service is to improve the patient journey with a comprehensive assessment from the start of presentation to enable early discharge, prevent deconditioning and enable coordinated discharge planning.
In addition to the ACE work you will have the opportunity to gain experience in inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics and community visits. You will also be able to develop your skills in orthogeriatrics and perioperative medicine as well as movement disorders, dementia and falls.
The unit is staffed by 5.4 WTE Consultant Geriatricians as well as a PGY1 and PGY2. There is also an acute stroke unit with a stroke registrar and house officer.
The position will allow you to grow your skills as a Registrar working closely with your consultant means you can widen your practice as your skills grow.
There is close supervision for trainees in inpatient, community and outpatient settings, allied with a commitment to teaching. The department hosts medical students from Auckland University and this provides the opportunity to practice and improve your own teaching skills.
There is an active clinical training programme with didactic sessions, interactive based teaching, journal club and videoconferencing of RACP lectures.
There is the opportunity to participate in the Northern Regional Geriatric Medicine Journal Club in Auckland.
The hospital is a 250 bed regional general hospital with 24/7 emergency department and supports 3 small regional hospitals, providing secondary care services for a population of approximately 170,000. Auckland is the closest tertiary care centre.
As well as a warm climate, the "winterless north" offers excellent schools, affordable housing and scenic coastal areas offering a range of recreational activities. It is just two hours' drive or 25 minute flight from the international hub of Auckland and is well serviced with flights. There are great surf beaches and beautiful harbours and bays for sailing, kite surfing and windsurfing. It is also a top spot for fishing and diving with easy access to the world famous Poor Knights Marine reserve. There are also many beautiful forests and stunning hills to explore and climb.
- General registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand or eligibility for this
- Previous experience in general medicine
If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV for immediate consideration.
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