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Geriatrician | Full Time
Mō mātou | About us
“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”
Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.
As an organisation we 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). 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 https://www.mcnz.org.nz/registration/
About Christchurch | Living in Ōtautahi
Ōtautahi, Christchurch is a great place to live and bring up a family. It is easy to get around with just a short commute from work to home, no matter where you live in the city. We are surrounded by beautiful scenery with ample recreational pursuits on our doorstep. There is a vibrant cultural scene with dining, theatre, music and a host of other entertainment on offer. Schooling and university facilities are excellent. Find out more about our city here.
Our Culture: What matters to us
Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi | Putting people at the heart of all we do
Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.
Being part of the Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.
Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Apply online, or to find out more information about the recruitment process, 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.
Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!