Specialist Physician in Geriatrics, Older Persons and Rehabilitation (OP&R). Full or part time. Job number:042635.We have a career opportunity for a Specialist Physician in Geriatrics. This is an exciting time to enter the service with major developments planned to extend current services.
You would be responsible for providing specialist care to inpatients and outpatients who are referred to Older Persons and Rehabilitation.
Our aim is to develop state of the art services for those who need assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, helping them in the right place, at the right time and with the right people.
To achieve this, we are building a major new Specialist Services for Older People and Rehabilitation (including Mental Health Services for Older People) facility. The new build will purpose-built space of 113 beds for your teams to work in the most efficient way possible. This will be opening mid 2013. You will be part of a team whose aim is to practice within an interdisciplinary model. It will allow for seamless provision of:
General assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for older people using a restorative approach.
Organised Stroke Services including Acute Stroke Service.
Alongside the Services of Older People is Adult Rehabilitation and other components which are the responsibility to their respective teams.
Rehabilitation Services for <65 year olds
Mental Health Services for Older People.
For research and teaching opportunities the University of Auckland based Professor in Gerontology and his team can provide support and direction for a variety of projects.
We are looking for a Geriatrician/General Physician who has a range of relevant clinical experience. You will be a team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to offer expert consultation and education for staff as required.
You must be eligible to practice in New Zealand in the specialty of Geriatric Medicine and be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
If this sounds like you and you want to work with a passionate and enthusiastic team, we would like to hear from you.
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Closing date: 23 November 2012
For further information and to apply please visit our website: www.waikatodhb.health.nz/jobs or telephone: 00647 839 8949.