Specialist Physician for Older People

Job Title: Specialist Physician for Older People
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North Island
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications
Start Date: March 2020
Reference: A-39297
Contact Name: Ochre Recruitment
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Job Published: January 14, 2020 05:25

Job Description

Specialist Physician for Older People 

Start Date: March 2020 

Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications 

The Position 
As the successful applicant, you will be part of a team of five specialist physicians for older people. They are developing and expanding their service to meet the needs of the rapidly growing older population of Northland which includes over 30,000 people aged 65 years or over. It has a 24-bed Assessment and Rehabilitation ward which includes a 6-8 bed Acute Stroke Unit. 

Your role will be key to establishing the "front door" frailty component of the ACE (Acute Care of the Elderly) programme as well as improving the interface with and delivery of community services. 

The service is well supported by community rehabilitation teams, a region-wide needs assessment service and gerontology nurse specialist programmes. They provide visiting outpatient clinics on five sites across Northland and residential care and home visiting services. 

You will also work alongside an expanding acute stroke service (planned increase to 10 beds) as well as a growing Psychiatry for Older People service. They have a strong focus on patient and family centred care and integration with hospital and community based services. 

The Location 
A relaxed, gorgeous region. With a sub-tropical climate there is a vast array of delicious fresh produce available locally, including top quality fruit and local wines. The region has stunning beaches, native bush and plenty of opportunity to get into the outdoors. 

Essential Criteria 
To apply for this position you must hold or be eligible for vocational scope of practice in Internal Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand. 

Take your medical career to the next level with Ochre Recruitment, one of Australasia’s most established and trusted agencies. You’ll benefit from the personalised service that matches you to positions that suit your current lifestyle needs and career goals. 

Apply today and let us take you to the next step in your medical career! (Quote Ref:A-39297)