Title: Consultant Geriatrician (06-360)
Location: Dunedin & Invercargill
Job Type: Direct Hire
Length: Minimum One Year Commitment Required
Start Date: Negotiable but generally within 60-90 days after offer acceptance
Work Visa: Ought to be approved within four weeks of receipt of applicaiton
You would be providing services at two different hospitals while living and working in a part of the world which is renowned for our fantastic lifestyle and work-life balance. You would be also be included with a dedicated team of like minded health care professionals who together get the job done and have each others’ back while enjoying getting to know their patients, family and whanau (local community) in which they live.
Southland offers superb opportunities for a lifestyle change with skiing, tramping (hiking), fishing, hunting, and stunning natural, unspoilt scenery right on your doorstep. Families are able to settle quickly into this community with the support of excellent schools and the wider hospital staff taking care to welcome and involve you in the community. Invercargill city is an easy place to live and our close proximity to holiday destinations such as Queenstown, Stewart Island and the Fiordland make it easy to get away for a break without the prospect of a long trip in the car.
Perhaps it is fishing, golf, a cycle ride, surfing, skiing or putting your feet up with a good book that is your thing?
Located in the lower South Island, the Southern district offers a wide range of recreational activities. It is home to two of New Zealand’s national parks offering superb hiking and scenery, whilst internationally acclaimed fishing and a wide range of other outdoor pursuits are also available. Five top New Zealand snowboarding/skiing destinations are also within the region.
Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Invercargill is a modern city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city also has superb facilities such as the brand new sports stadium and cycling velodrome, excellent schools, a local tertiary provider where free fees exist and the University of Otago in Dunedin.
Southland Hospital is a teaching hospital outpost for the University of Otago’s Dunedin School of Medicine.
You will provide specialist care to inpatients and outpatients referred to Older Peoples’ Health and Rehabilitation with duties that include general assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for older people using a restorative approach across inpatient and outpatient in both urban and rural, community settings. Liaising with other hospital specialties is an important part of successfully managing complex health issues for older people. Objective is to enable patients to achieve the highest possible level of independence with services that operate with an emphasis on (a) promoting wellness, independence and participation, (b) closely liaising with community services and (c) utilizing a multi-disciplinary team approach.
Part of this role could include teaching medical students and working with junior medical staff.
Primary Technical & Related Requirements Include:
• Appropriate Medical Degree from a school which is eligible for locum and vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand;
• At least five years’ post board registration/certification/license in your home country preferably in a country which has a comparable health care system to that of New Zealand;
• Have existing NZ work authorisation or able to get a work visa and start work within a reasonable amount of time after offer which requires passing Immigration’s health and background checks amongst other criteria;
• Excellent English, communications and team oriented work skills and if English is not your native language must have taken, passed and met English language requirements set out by MCNZ;
• Able to receive your locum and VOC3 registrations in your specialty;
• Able to travel within the district and province;
• Current and valid driver’s license;
• Able and willing to commit at least one year;
• Committed to providing all of the required documentation in an accurate and timely manner to Align International Recruitment in order to assist you with your vocational registration;
• Must have outstanding professional skills, commitment to the specialty and a vision to provide a team based service founded on excellence in all aspects of the business; and
• Must be a dedicated team player and leaders who is flexible enough to enjoy working as part of a team of health care professionals.
Applicants must have completed their specialist training and be eligible for vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand. The position offers an attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance and CME allowance.