Consultant Geriatrician

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location:  Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt

Service:   Community, Older Adults & Allied Health Group 

Contract:  2x Permanent, flexible 0.8 FTE

Salary:     As per ASMS MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Older Persons and Rehabilitation Service (OPRS) Hutt Valley are looking for two Geriatricians to join our team, within the Community, Allied & Older Adults Service Group. 

In this diverse and rewarding role you will work across the continuum of care to optimise the health of complex older adults, patients managing progressive conditions or recovering after an accident, surgery or medical event. Your professional development will be well supported within our experienced team and you will have the opportunity to supervise House Officers and Registrars. You will work closely with colleagues in Older Persons Mental Health, Surgical and Medical Services and primary care to ensure best outcomes for patients. 

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

Based at Hutt Hospital, Older Persons and Rehabilitation Service provides a range of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services in community, inpatient and outpatient settings. 

Services are provided from the front door supporting the management of acute frailty and in the acute wards providing geriatric consultation for complex surgical cases. The service take the lead on managing patients admitted to two OPRS inpatient wards with a focus on assessment, rehabilitation and health of older persons. We also provide outpatient and community clinics and home visits. 

Moū – About you

  • Vocationally registered in internal medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRACP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for with the MCNZ
  • Open to advanced trainees in geriatrics who are eligible for a fellowship position as per the RACP guidelines with clinical supervision available for your training requirements
  • Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley district is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. We operate three hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown, Hutt Valley Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Recruitment agency’s applicants to apply online. 

Your safety and that of our patients is important to us. It is our expectation that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19, having received two doses of an approved COVID 19 vaccination.

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Job no: SMO29-23

Location: Lower Hutt

Closing Date: Sunday, 2 April 2023