Senior Medical Officer - Geriatrics
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital – Hamilton, New Zealand
The details: Permanent Full Time - 80 Hours (1.0 FTE)
Salary details: see ASMS MECA
- Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Waikato Older Persons and Rehabilitation service has seen considerable growth over the last 10 years and has the executive mandate and support to continue to grow.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
Are you an energetic and forward thinking Geriatrician with a passion for older people? If you think that you possess the right skills and attributes that will make a difference, then why not think about joining our team here in the beautiful Waikato region of New Zealand.
There is plenty of opportunity for you to make a real difference and to be actively involved with future growth within the service. The successful applicant will be a qualified medical practitioner who is able to be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand as a specialist in Geriatrics. The individual will need to demonstrate an ability to contribute to the development and implementation of new models of care, and will need to have a critical, analytical and leadership skills to see that tasks are completed to fruition. Research and teaching opportunities could be available.
If you are dually trained as a general physician, this job will be ideal for you as one of the many options for service development is the better development of our service integration into acute care of elderly patients both in medical and surgical environments. We also provide opportunities for innovation in the delivery of specialist services for our diverse and geographically spread populations.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
We have developed our community out-reach services and supported discharge models; built a major Specialist Services for Older People and Rehabilitation (2013), (including the co-location of Mental Health Services for Older People facility, a purpose-built space totalling 113 beds for the inpatient team to work in the most efficient way possible. The teams practice within an interdisciplinary model and are supported by high quality clinical leadership.
The services provide seamless service delivery of:
Rehabilitation for adults 18-65 years of age;
Organised stroke services including acute stroke service with attached rehabilitation space;
Orthogeriatric rehabilitation; and
Rehabilitation and support for chronic neurological conditions and other chronic conditions.
Older Persons and Rehabilitation provides a flagship and benchmark for such services in New Zealand. We have a strong academic focus via our Institute of Healthy ageing and, therefore, have a focus on providing quality evidence around all that we do. This includes properly funded randomised trials whenever required.
Mōu | About you
The required skills and experience you will need to be considered for this role are:
Training and postgraduate qualifications as a Geriatrician
Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand or be eligible to apply for Provisional Vocational Registration.
Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
The appointee will be involved in teaching, continuing medical education, and quality improvement. A commitment to customer focus, service development and teamwork is essential.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
Whakamana – Give and earn respect
Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
Mauri Pai – Fair play
Whakapakari – Growing the good
Kotahitanga – Stronger together
From District Health Board to Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand Waikato (July 2022)
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how it’s run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
He aha Waikato
Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.
Waikato is the home of the Kiingitanga and rich in Māori culture. Waikato Hospital sits on whenua gifted by Waikato iwi, situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato Awa, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.
Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, attaching a current CV and cover letter. Applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For further information, please contact Andrea Coxhead, Operations Manager email Andrea.Coxhead@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: Open until filled
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