Geriatrician Consultant

2 days left

Rotorua (Locality), Bay of Plenty (NZ)
12 Oct 2020
06 Dec 2020
Career Level

Older Persons & Rehabilitation Ward & Community

Full-time (1.05 FTE) – Older Persons and Rehabilitation Ward and Community

We are looking for a dynamic Specialist Geriatrician with great skills to join the Older Persons and Rehabilitation team at Lakes DHB.

The Lakes Older Persons and Rehabilitation Service

Our excellent team is based in a purpose built 16-bedded ward that provides care for older patients and those requiring rehabilitation or who have suffered a stroke. Our team consists of one other geriatrician, a geriatric nurse specialist, a registrar and house officer as well an excellent interdisciplinary team of allied health professionals and nurses. We are committed to providing the best outcomes for our patients.

We also provide outpatient and community assessments in both Rotorua and Taupo. We work closely with our surgical and anaesthetic colleagues and anticipate the development of a perioperative frailty service in the near future. We run a specialist Parkinson’s disease interdisciplinary clinic and also a memory clinic. We have close links with our physician colleagues, older person mental health services, NASC, and our community based colleagues. We are planning for future SMO growth in this service.

In response to a local aging population we anticipate the development of an acute in patient geriatric service that would be well placed to provide advice to our orthopaedic and surgical teams. The development of this service will be a will be a key part of this role.

Rotorua hospital is responsible for the teaching and supervision of 4th and 6th year medical students and medical registrars in training: you will be expected to help support this learning.

You may be expected to participate in the weekend acute medical call roster.

Rotorua is in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand and surrounded by many lakes and an abundance of native forest: this provides for excellent water based sports and fantastic hiking, walking and mountain bike activities. Rotorua is located one hour from the east coast beaches and two hours from the ski fields of Mount Ruapehu. This position offers you the opportunity to balance a rewarding medical practice with an amazing life style.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for applicants with specialist training in geriatric medicine that are either vocationally registered with the New Zealand Medical Council (NZMC) or for overseas trained applicants who would be eligible for vocational registration.

If you share our values of Manaakitanga – Respect and acknowledgement; Integrity and Accountability, and wish to join a great team of enthusiastic people who enjoy working with older people, we would love to meet you.

For further information please email Carleen Dahya, Medical Staff Recruiter or Denise Aitken Clinical Director medicine.

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Closing Date: 06/Dec/20