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Specialist Geriatrician

Employer Hawkes Bay DHB
Workplace Hawke's Bay District Health Board
Specialty Geriatric Medicine
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 31 Aug 2019
Employer Hawkes Bay DHB Workplace Hawke's Bay District Health Board
Specialty Geriatric Medicine Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 31 Aug 2019

Job description

Full-time (1.0 FTE) - Older Persons Health

Do you want to be part of a great team?

We are seeking to employ a dynamic Specialist Geriatrician with great leadership skills to join the Older Person's Health team at Hawke's Bay DHB, where we are transforming the way we care for older people. See how we work.

The Hawke's Bay Older Persons Health Directorate

The talented team who work in our 30-bed Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation ward have recently transformed the model of care, and now deliver even better, person-centred, goal-based rehabilitation. The inter-professional team consists of nurses, allied health professionals and assistants, three Geriatricians, one Registrar and two House Officers.

Our award-winning engAGE Community Service for Older People hassix locality-based multi-disciplinary teams where we work with our primary care colleagues, home care providers and Needs Assessment Services to maintain the independence of older people in our community. Our teams work in people's homes as well as in our Intermediate Care Beds. The ORBIT, inter-professional allied health team, target older people presenting to the Emergency Department and Acute Assessment Unit for rapid assessment, 7am - 7pm,seven days per week, and act as a key link between hospital and the community. Our two community Geriatricians and three Gerontology CNS's work with these teams and provide care through clinics, home visiting and residential care visiting services. We work closely with our colleagues in the Department of Medicine and with the Older Person's Mental Health team.

We also have big plans for the future! The Hawke's Bay health sector Clinical Service Plan has highlighted older people as a priority population, and our vision is a whole-of-patient journey approach to delivering care. Working with the team to develop and implement innovative new services, including Early Supported Discharge, will be a key part of this role.

Hawke's Bay is accredited by the RACP for Advanced Training of Registrars in Geriatric Medicine, and we plan to have House Officer community-based attachment in Older Person's Health commencing 2019/20. On-going development is important to us so an active role in student and junior doctor teaching programmes and education and CME activities within Older Persons Health and the Department of Medicine will be an important and rewarding part of this role.

If you are keen on innovation and share our values of He kauanuanu - Respect, Ākina - Improvement, Rāranga te tira - Teamwork and Tauwhiro - Care, then please get in touch.

The successful applicant should have a FRACP with specialist training in geriatric medicine (or equivalent) and be registered (or registerable) as a specialist with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Hawke's Bay is on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The region's population of 162,000 is spread between the twin cities of Hastings and Napier, and the surrounding countryside. Hawke's Bay is famous for a warm and sunny climate, fine wine and Art Deco architecture. It is a great place to bring up children with a number of excellent state schools and modern amenities. Overall Hawke's Bay offers an enviable lifestyle for you and your family.

For more information contact:

Dr Lucy Fergus, Medical Director Older Persons, NASCHB and Allied Health Hawke's Bay DHB, Ph +64 6 878 8109, email;

To make an application and view the Position Profile please visit our web site:
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Name Lucy Fergus
Phone 64 6 878 8109
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