Specialist Physician for Older People x2 1.0 FTE Positions

Whangarei (Locality), Northland (NZ)
24 Sep 2018
22 Oct 2018
MD18-018 & MD18-019
Geriatric medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Northland, New Zealand

Based at Whangarei Hospital, Northland, New Zealand, this position for a Specialist Physician is part of a service which provides care for Older People across Northland. As the successful applicant you will be part of a team of five specialist physicians for older people and work alongside a growing psychiatry for older people service and acute stroke service. This service provides for the rapidly growing older population of Northland which includes over 30,000 people aged 65 years or over. It has a 24-bed Assessment and Rehabilitation ward at Whangarei Hospital which includes a 6-8 bed Acute Stroke Unit. There are associated community rehabilitation teams, a region-wide needs assessment service and gerontology nurse specialist programmes. We provide visiting outpatient clinics on five sites across Northland and residential care and home visiting services. The role is based at Whangarei Hospital which is a 250-bed district hospital with all major specialities.

These are new roles to assist with increased early intervention for frail older people.

We have a strong focus on patient and family centred care and integration with hospital and community based services.

Are you looking for a lifestyle change?

Northland boasts some of the most stunning scenic and coastal areas of New Zealand, affordable housing, excellent schools and a vast range of recreational activities.

Northland DHB is proud of its core values People First, Respect, Caring, Communication and Excellence. These form the basis of an inclusive and collaborative work environment with a focus on quality improvement that strives for excellence.

All applicants should be eligible or able to achieve eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

For further information contact Dr Alan Davis, Clinical Director, Health of Older People and Clinical Support Phone 09 430 4100,  email alan.davis@northlanddhb.org.nz

Vacancy No: MD18-018 & MD18-019
Closing Date: Open

All applications should be directed to Tania Vaile, Recruitment Officer - Senior Medical Officers,
Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, Northland, New Zealand. Phone: +64  9 430 4101 ext 60484, email:
Tania.Vaile@northlanddhb.org.nz or visit our website: www.northlanddhb.org.nz/careers/vacancies.aspx

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