Consultant Geriatrician

Employer: Southern DHB

Specialty: Geriatric Medicine

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: Specialist geriatrician Ability to work effectively as a senior clinician within a multidisciplinary team

Southland Hospital

  • Salary: ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 170,369 – 250,560)
  • Permanent, full-time

Mō te tūranga – About the role

Are you a specialist geriatrician looking for an exciting opportunity to help older people in a supportive team environment? If so, our Older People’s Health Service at Southland Hospital would welcome your application. We are seeking to employ a full-time (1.0 FTE) Consultant Geriatrician who will join our experienced team of geriatricians, nurses and allied health professionals at Southland Hospital in Invercargill.

The Service provides a combination of inpatient, outpatient and community services to clients in the Southland area. Using a team approach, we provide comprehensive services for people with age-related health problems (e.g. stroke, fractured neck of femur, delirium and cognitive impairment). We maintain a close liaison with all other hospital and community services with a particular emphasis on Mental Health Services for Older People, Needs Assessment and Service Coordination service and Orthopaedics.

The objective is to enable patients to achieve the highest possible level of independence (i.e. remain in community as long as possible) so that the emphasis is on the following:

  • Promoting ‘wellness’, independence and participation
  • Close liaison with community services
  • Comprehensive discharge planning

You will be joining our current team which consists of one Senior Medical Staff (Geriatrician) and two house officers. We are looking for someone to join us who is excited about developing a vision for the future of the Service. To enjoy this role, you’ll need to be committed to quality service delivery and development and be able to work effectively as a senior clinician within a multidisciplinary team.

Mō mātou – About us

Te Whatu Ora – Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community. Find out about living in Invercargill

Painga – Benefits:

  • Supportive team and mentors
  • Great work/life balance with minimal commute and easy access famous national parks, ski fields and wineries

Utu whānui – Salary range

This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($170,369) and Step 15 ($250,560 p.a pro rata).

Rā mōnehu – Closing date: Friday, 21 October 2022.

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei – Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For a job description or further information, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers with your CV. Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email:

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand – Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Te Whatu Ora Southern you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

To apply

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Agatha Chen

Position: Recruitment Advisor


Phone: +64 3 470 9604