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Consultant Geriatrician

Employer Southern DHB
Workplace Dunedin Hospital
Specialty Geriatric Medicine
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 30 Jan 2018
Employer Southern DHB Workplace Dunedin Hospital
Specialty Geriatric Medicine Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 30 Jan 2018

Job description

Consultant Geriatrician
Dunedin Hospital
Permanent, fulltime

Our Older People’s Health Service is pleased to be accepting applications for a full time Consultant Geriatrician to work at Dunedin hospital.

The Service provides a combination of inpatient, outpatient and Day Hospital services to clients in both the Greater Dunedin and Otago/Southland area. Using a team approach, we provide comprehensive services for people with age-related health problems (eg 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.

This age-related AT&R services is not only integrated in terms of service-delivery, but is also located in one hospital and is adjacent to all other hospital specialities serving the same catchment. This provides opportunities for functional integration with other Dunedin Hospital services, especially acute medical and surgical services.

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:

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

Close links are maintained with the University of Otago’s School of Medicine which supports the education of a wide range of health professionals.

Our current team consists of the clinical leader along with four other senior medical staff, one of whom is jointly employed by the University of Otago, 3 Registrars and 3 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 have an enthusiasm for teaching, be committed to quality service delivery and development, and be able to work effectively as a senior clinician within a multidisciplinary team.

Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality. If you’re considering a move down South feel free to come and talk to us about the job, the good schools, the University of Otago, and the recreational potential which Dunedin and its surrounds possess

Closing Date: January 30th 2018

Candidates please note that screening of applications will be ongoing throughout this advertising period and our advertising will be removed from the Southern DHB website in the event of the role being filled.

For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or

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Name Milair Ryalls
Position Recruitment Advisor
Phone (03) 2145 769
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