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Position Title: Consultant Geriatrician
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent, Part or Full Time
Date Posted: 02/10/2018
Application Closing Date: 04/11/2018 11PM
Job #: EOIGDN01
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Consultant Geriatrician

Dunedin Hospital

Permanent, part to fulltime

 

Our Older People’s Health Service is pleased to be accepting expressions of interest for a Consultant Geriatrician to work at Dunedin hospital ideally in a full FTE role.

 

Our Service is forward moving and forward thinking, we currently provide s a combination of inpatient, outpatient and community based services to clients in both the Greater Dunedin and Otago area. Using an interdisciplinary team approach, we provide comprehensive services for people with age-related health problems (eg stroke, fractured neck of femur, delirium and cognitive impairment). We maintain a close liaison with all other hospital and community services including the Mental Health Services for Older People, Needs Assessment and Service Coordination service and Orthopaedics. In the future we plan to offer an acute geriatric medicine service which will include a in ED and Medical Assessment unit, with the potential of also providing pre-operative assessments.

 

This age-related AT&R services is not only integrated in terms of service-delivery, but is also located in Dunedin Public Hospital adjacent to all other hospital specialities serving the same catchment. This provides opportunities for functional integration with other Dunedin Hospital services, especially acute medical and surgical services.

 

The objective is to enable patients to achieve the highest possible level of independence (i.e. remain in their own homes as long as possible) so that the emphasis is on:

 

  1. Promoting ‘wellness’, independence and participation
  2. Close liaison with community services
  3. Comprehensive discharge planning with an initial inter-professional discharge support service if required

 

Close links are maintained with the University of Otago’s School of Medicine which supports the education of a wide range of health professionals.

 

Our current team consists of the clinical leader along with four other senior medical staff, one of whom is jointly employed by the University of Otago, 3 Registrars and 3 House Officers. We are looking for someone to join us who is excited about developing a vision for the future of the Service.  To enjoy this role you’ll need to be committed to quality service delivery and team development, be able to work effectively as a senior clinician within an inter-disciplinary team and have an enthusiasm for teaching.

 

Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality. If you’re considering a move down South feel free to come and talk to us about the job, the good schools, the University of Otago, and the recreational potential which Dunedin and its surrounds possess

 

Closing Date:  Sunday, 4 November 2018

 

For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or Email:milair.ryalls@southerndhb.govt.nz

 
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