Registrar General Medicine and Stroke Medicine
FRACP accredited for basic or advanced trainee
Start Date: January 2022
Contract Duration: Rolling
FRACP internal medicine trainee role in department accredited for 6 months of advanced training in Geriatric Medicine and twelve months advanced training in General Medicine as well as 2 years of basic medical training.
The department of health of older people provides a range of services including acute care of the elderly, acute stroke care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient and community services.
This role focuses on the assessment and management of patients of all ages presenting with acute stroke and TIA . The region has one of the highest rates of acute stroke in the country and there is a six bed Acute Stroke Unit (soon to become 10 beds).
You will have the opportunity to learn about initial assessment and management including selection for thrombolysis and clot retrieval. In addition you will also have the opportunity to experience inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient clinics and to learn more about orthogeriatric medicine, movement disorders, dementia and falls.
The department is staffed by 5 Consultant Geriatricians) as well 3 house officers and one other registrar. You will also participate in the acute medicine on-call roster work with opportunity to expand experience in other specialties such as Acute Medicine, Cardiology, Nephrology, Oncology, Respiratory and Gastroenterology
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 hospitals 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. It is a regional base hospital providing a wide range of services including ED, medical specialties, surgical specialties, ICU, ENT, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, and Psychiatry.
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
- 12 months general medicine experience
If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV for immediate consideration.