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Medical Officer, ElderHealth

Employer MidCentral DHB
Workplace MidCentral DHB
Specialty Geriatric Medicine
Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer
Hours per week 28
Commencement date 07 Feb 2018
Application closing date 26 Aug 2018
Employer MidCentral DHB Workplace MidCentral DHB
Specialty Geriatric Medicine Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer Commencement date 07 Feb 2018
Hours per week 28 Application closing date 26 Aug 2018

Job description

We have an opportunity for two Medical Officers or General Practitioners to join our friendly and dedicated ElderHealth team at Horowhenua Health Centre, Levin.

MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) is committed to providing excellent health care to our Horowhenua population. MDHB has a vision of transferring specialist care from hospital to the community, upskilling primary care in the process and fostering a collaborative approach to managing older people with frailty. To this end a recent review of the medical staffing on the Horowhenua Health Centre ward (STAR 4) has resulted in a new medical model of care.

STAR 4 is a 20 bedded ward, with a mix of rural and Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation (ATR) beds for patients of all ages, although patients are predominantly over 65 years old. The ward also has special expertise in palliative care.

Our new medical cover roster is for four 0.70 full time equivalents (28 hours per week) to provide inpatient, outpatient and community care. These roles will also cover leave and contribute to the 1 in 4 on call roster. There is support from a geriatrician who is on-site three days a week.
As a Horowhenua Health Centre ElderHealth Medical Officer you will also be part of the wider ElderHealth medical team and service. This team consists of six geriatrician senior medical officers and one medical officer who are based at Palmerston North Hospital, in addition to the medical officers at Horowhenua Health Centre. A multidisciplinary approach to the management of care is ensured with the support of senior nursing and therapy staff. As an employee of MidCentral District Health Board you will be eligible for generous annual leave, continuing medical education and related leave, superannuation scheme, etc. You may also have the opportunity to contribute to the General Practice Services within the Horowhenua region.

Levin is the largest town and seat of the Horowhenua District, in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand's North Island. Our location in the centre of the lower North Island puts us in close proximity to excellent hiking and mountain bike trails, fishing rivers and we are only a short drive from the beach. Wellington (with the buzz of our capital city), the Wairarapa and Hawke’s Bay (wine growing regions), and Mt Ruapehu (ski fields) are only a couple of hours away.

Join us and contribute to making a positive impact in the health outcomes of older people in the MidCentral district as we pursue our vision of ‘Quality Living, Healthy Lives,Well Communities’.

For more information please contact Syed Zaman, Medical Head ElderHealth on phone 06 3569169 extension 7877 or ask the operator to page on 238.

Qualifications required

Experience in General Medicine and Geriatrics, also has General Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Christine Wood
Position Manager, Medical Administration Unit
Phone 06 350 8204
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