Geriatrician (Specialist Physician for Health of Older Persons)

Timaru Hospital - South Island, New Zealand

Options for Permanent, Full or Part Time 

AT&R Department at Timaru Hospital

Right now we are seeking expressions of interest for a Geriatrician to join the Assessment Treatment and Rehabilitation Unit ( AT&R) and to share in the care of this 20 bed sub-acute care unit, participate in community visits and clinic visits, where we are focusing on service development to become more community facing to support and lead the innovation of community health of older persons services, (working in consultation and partnership with primary care). The new purpose-built AT&R unit provides a coordinated multidisciplinary service that is customized to restore functional ability and enable people to live as independently as possible.

Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury

Te Whatu Ora - South Canterbury is responsible for the delivery of services throughout the South Canterbury region and Timaru Hospital (131 beds) serves a district population of approximately 50,000 based in a General Hospital Facility, (which has just commenced a significant refurbishment programme), providing our local community with such critical 24/7 services as A&E, ICU/CCU, General, Orthopaedic, & ENT Surgery, O&G, Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Geriatrics, Oncology & Palliative Care, and Internal Medicine.

Integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care. 

Why Timaru and the South Canterbury region?

We are the best big little city you will find, located on the coast and Caroline Bay, with the majestic Southern Alps in the background.  Timaru is an easy place to live, family friendly and with easy access to an array of outdoor activities – beaches, ski fields, lakes, mountains, and hiking tracks. Check us out here.

Free parking and an easy commute to work really helps with true work life balance!

Medical Council Registration 

Please be aware, if you are an overseas candidate that the Medical Council of New Zealand requires primary source verification of your qualifications to be undertaken using the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates’ Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (ECFMG’s EPIC) service. Being certified through EPIC is compulsory and we therefore recommend that applicants have registered their professional credentials with EPIC at time of applying for this vacancy. 

Please visit the NZMC website for more details about this and the other requirements needed to be met toward gaining NZ Registration.

Enquires and Application Process 

Please apply for this vacancy online at 

If you would like to discuss this role and or living in Timaru before you apply, please contact Catherine Robertson on




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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: AMAK4138320

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: OPEN