Christchurch (Territorial authority), Canterbury (NZ)
31 Jul 2018
26 Aug 2018
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Purpose: What We're Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We're world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we're always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we're all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

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Putting people at the heart of all we do

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we're putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity's All About

Older Persons Health (OPH) is well regarded for its high quality of care and comprehensive range of services including rehabilitation, sub-acute medical care, stroke services, orthomedicine, surgical medicine and community geriatric medicine.

We provide care for the older people in Canterbury (population 87,000) and provide support to community teams on the West Coast. Our inpatient services are based at Burwood Hospital in a new, purpose built facility with community services based at Princess Margaret Hospital and a number of satellite sites.

We work within well-resourced interdisciplinary teams and alongside supportive clinical leaders and managers. The service prides itself on our focus on patient-centred care and we provide an excellent training experience to medical students and junior doctors. We support and encourage involvement in clinical research, quality improvement and development of innovative ways of working.

We are looking for Geriatricians to join our team of committed and dedicated clinicians. Experience and interest in orthomedicine, community medicine and telemedicine would be desirable along with an interest in providing support to the West Coast.

You must be eligible for Vocational Registration (NZMC) in Internal Medicine with postgraduate training in Geriatric Medicine.

Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you'll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn't a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn't for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland

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Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!