Geriatrician - Fixed Term Parental Leave

Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa!

Mō mātou | About us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

When you work with Te Whatu Ora – Waitaha District, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Older Persons Health (OPH) is well regarded for its high quality of care and comprehensive range of services including rehabilitation, sub-acute medical care, stroke services, orthomedicine, surgical medicine and community geriatric medicine.

We provide care for the older people in Canterbury (population 87,000) and the West Coast. Our Christchurch inpatient services are based at Burwood Hospital in a new (opened 2016), purpose-built facility with Community services based at Princess Margaret Hospital and a number of satellite sites.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills & Experience

We are looking for a Geriatrician to join our team of committed and dedicated clinicians in a full time, permanent post.

We work within well-resourced interdisciplinary teams and alongside supportive clinical leaders and managers. The service prides itself on our focus on patient-centred care and we provide an excellent training experience to medical students and junior doctors. We support and encourage involvement in clinical research, quality improvement and development of innovative ways of working.

You must be eligible for Vocational Registration (NZMC) in Internal Medicine with postgraduate training in geriatric medicine.

You will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, to find out more please follow this link

Please note that applications made via an agency will not be considered.

Please note this is a Fixed Term Parental Leave cover until April 2024. 

Ngā hua | Benefits

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Amy Walker – Recruitment Specialist.

Please note that applications made via an agency will not be considered.

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform you role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

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Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: PC2401351

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Saturday, 1 July 2023