FT Permanent position or 1 year Fixed Term Contract


Are you seeking lifestyle balanced with professional enjoyment? Then look no further!

A vacancy exists for a motivated and experienced Geriatrician to work with dedicated teams of medical, nursing and allied health staff primarily caring for older people with complex health and rehabilitation needs. The OPHRS service is co-managed with Mental Health Services Older People. The service provides advice, assessment, treatment, care and support via a range of professions.

As a senior medical officer, you will be expected to:

  • Provide consultant services to patients requiring specialist care
  • Interact daily with other departments
  • Mentor junior medical staff attached to the service
  • Have ability to work in the specialist inpatient, outpatient, intermediate care, and community settings
  • Cover for colleagues in their absence

The ideal candidate will be someone who:

  • Works well in multidisciplinary teams to provide patient centred care
  • Strives to improve the way services are developed and delivered
  • Has excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with a wide variety of people from various backgrounds
  • Engages with other providers, consumers, and health organisations to improve the quality and responsiveness of services
  • Focuses on achieving results and developing and maintaining good working relationships in the workplace

To be eligible for the role you must be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. There are no after-hours duties attached to this role.


Working in New Zealand

New Zealand has a Multi-Employer Collective Agreement in place across all the District Health Boards and NZDr can provide you with the details for this. It makes for a great lifestyle here in New Zealand.

Benefits include:

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • 2 weeks / $16,000 CME/CPD Allowance
  • Base salary + allowances for job size, on call and availability.
  • Reimbursement of your practicing registration fees, college membership and indemnity insurance

The Relocation package packages vary with each DHB.

Working with NZDr means advice and support with:

  • Medical Council Registration.
  • Immigration.
  • Job search and interview set up.
  • Our experience of living in New Zealand - regions, healthcare and school systems.

NZDr is proudly New Zealand owned and operated – talk with the locals!
Kate McKendry

Phone: +64 21 288 NZDr (6937)

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Location: North Island. West Coast

Salary: $164,000 - $244,560 Base + $16,000 CME + allowances, reimbursements and relocation package.

Work type: Permanent