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Specialist Physician for Older People

Employer Northland DHB
Workplace Whangarei Hospital
Specialty Geriatric Medicine
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Northland DHB Workplace Whangarei Hospital
Specialty Geriatric Medicine Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

x2 1.0 FTE Positions

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.

For further information contact Dr Alan Davis, Clinical Director, Health of Older People and Clinical Support Phone 09 430 4100, email

Vacancy No: MD18-018 & MD18-019

Closing Date: Open

All Applications and enquiries should be directed to Tania Vaile, Recruitment Officer - Senior Medical Officers, Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, Northland, New Zealand. Phone: 09) 430 4101 ext 60484, email: or visit our website:

Qualifications required

All applicants should be eligible or able to achieve eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Dr Alan Davis
Position Clinical Director
Phone 09 430 4100
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