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Position Title: Consultant Geriatrician
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0
Date Posted: 23/11/2018
Application Closing Date: 12/12/2018 11PM
Job #: 053777
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Consultant Geriatrician

Dunedin Hospital

Fixed term, part to fulltime


Our Older People’s Health Service is pleased to be accepting applications for a Consultant Geriatrician to work at Dunedin hospital, this role is a fixed term role for up to one year and is currently a 0.85 FTE but we can have the flexibility to go up to a full FTE if this is your preference.

The Service provides a combination of inpatient, outpatient and Day Hospital services to clients in both the Greater Dunedin and Otago/Southland area. Using a 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 with a particular emphasis on Mental Health Services for Older People, Needs Assessment and Service Coordination service and Orthopaedics.


This age-related AT&R services is not only integrated in terms of service-delivery, but is also located in one hospital and is 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 community 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


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 have an enthusiasm for teaching, be committed to quality service delivery and development, and be able to work effectively as a senior clinician within a multidisciplinary team.


Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality. If you’re considering a change for a year to an area with good schools, the University of Otago, and fantastic recreational potential which Dunedin and its surrounds possess this is a great opportunity.



Closing Date: Wednesday,  12 December 2018


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



For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or





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