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Clinical Director / Consultant 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

Clinical Director / Consultant Physician for Older People - 1.0 FTE
Consultant Physician for Older People - 1.0 FTE

Be part of a growing team who are implementing a range of new initiatives in collaboration with our partners in primary care to enable older people to live well with frailty.

Based at Whangarei Hospital, Northland, New Zealand, a 250-bed district hospital with all major specialities, these positions for Specialist Physicians will be part of a service which provides care for older people across Northland. We have a strong focus on patient/family centred care and integration with hospital and community based services. In these roles you will be forward thinking and looking to contribute innovative approaches to further improve our older population supporting them to keep as healthy and active as possible.

You will be part of a team of five consultant 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.

One of these positions has a Clinical Director component that will provide strategic leadership and lead the collaborative and integrated model of care for the service.

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.

Whangarei has easy commuting, urban hiking trails and a waterfront promenade and restaurant scene.

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: Belinda Beehre, Service Manager Health of Older People and Clinical Support Phone 00 64 213 09065 or email Belinda.Beehre@northlanddhb.org.nz

All applications should be directed to: Tania Vaile, Recruitment Officer - Senior Medical Officers, Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, Northland, New Zealand. Phone: +64 9 430 4101
ext 60484, Email: Tania.Vaile@northlanddhb.org.nz or visit our website at http://www.northlanddhb.org.nz/Careers/Vacancies.aspx

Vacancy No: MD18-018 & MD18-019
Closing Date: Open

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 Belinda Beehre
Position Service Manager Health of Older People
Phone 00 64 213 09065
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