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Position Title: Consultant Geriatrician or Rehabilitation Specialist
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1
Date Posted: 30/06/2016
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 051842
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Consultant Geriatrician or Rehabilitation Specialist

  • Dunedin Hospital
  • Full Time, Permanent

Southern DHB has an opportunity at Dunedin Hospital for a Geriatrician or Rehabilitation Specialist to live and work in a part of the world renowned for lifestyle and work life balance while working with a dedicated team of likeminded health care professionals.  They are a team who together get the job done, who are there for each other and enjoy getting to know their patients, family, and the communities in which they live.

You’ll provide specialist care to inpatients and outpatients referred to Older Peoples Health and Rehabilitation.  Your duties will include general assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for older people using a restorative approach, across inpatient, outpatient (urban and rural), and community settings.  Alternatively in the Regional Inpatient Rehabilitation ward you will provide specialist rehabilitation services to people with physical and neurological disabilities who are generally aged between 16 and 65 with a focus on interdisciplinary rehabilitation which is patient goal centred within a family and community framework. 

Liaison with other hospital specialities is also an important component of our successful management of complex health issues. Our objective is to enable patients to achieve the highest possible level of independence and the services operate with an emphasis on:

  • Promoting wellness, independence and participation
  • Close liaison with community services
  • Using a multi-disciplinary team approach.


As we have close links to the University of Otago’s School of Medicine part of your role will include teaching and we envisage the successful candidate to be committed to the teaching of medical students, and working with junior medical staff. 

Dunedin is a city known for their southern hospitality and  having some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday spots on its doorstep (Queenstown, Wanaka, Milford Sound, Stewart Island to name a few).  You can enjoy a diverse range of leisure activities from skiing to trout fishing, surfing, hiking or mountain biking just a stones throw from your door.  Dunedin has an abundance of amenities, educational (primary through tertiary) facilities, arts scene and cultural life. 

In addition to enjoying a challenging and varied workload whilst maintaining the elusive work life balance, you can look forward to a competitive pay rate and a culture where staff are included, valued and respected for their expertise. 

You will need to have completed your specialist training and be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.  The position offers an attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance and CME package. 

If this sounds like it might be the opportunity for you, we encourage you to talk to our team about how we can support you, your partner and your family and provide you with the information to see that this is right move for you. 

Closing Date: Open

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

How to Apply  
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For further information please contact, Debbie Fahey, Recruitment Advisor, Phone: +64 3 2145 769 or email:

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