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Specialist Geriatrician - Healthy Ageing and Rehabilitation (VID: 6228)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Elderly - Geriatric Service
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 31/07/2022
MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To comply with the current Health Order, applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than 1 January 2022. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
Are you a specialist geriatrician looking for an exciting opportunity to help develop innovative services for older people? If so, the Healthy Ageing & Rehabilitation cluster at MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) would welcome your application.
We are seeking to employ:

• A full-time (1.0 FTE) specialist geriatrician

The specialist geriatrician will join our experienced team of geriatricians, nurses and allied health professionals.

This is an exciting time for older people in our district. In collaboration with our partners in primary care, MDHB has in recent times implemented a range of initiatives to enable older people to live well with frailty:
  • Multi-disciplinary Older People’s Assessment & Liaison (OPAL) teams - supporting our Integrated Family Health Centres/GP teams on a locality basis to proactively manage older people with frailty 
  • An Interface Geriatrics service to enable ‘front door’ geriatric assessment in the Emergency Department and Medical Admissions and Planning Unit 
  • An acute care unit for older people with frailty incorporating an OPAL unit – Older People’s Acute Assessment & Liaison (OPAL) unit
  • An expanded Ortho-geriatric liaison service
The post will be based at Palmerston North Hospital. There is no on call roster for Elder Health but participation in the general medical on call roster is negotiable. There is an expectation that the successful applicant will play an active role in clinical quality initiatives.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and forward thinking colleague who is committed to helping us achieve our goal for the district of older people living well with frailty. 
For further information contact Dr Syed Zaman, Medical Head, ElderHealth: or Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Coordinator, +64 6 350 8849.
MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Children Act 2014 click here.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.


For further information contact Dr Syed Zaman, Medical Head, ElderHealth: or Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Coordinator, +64 6 350 8849.

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