Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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    Physician, Psychiatrist

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    NZ $190,000 - 270,000 pa

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    about 2 months ago

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This role is for an  experienced Psychiatrist interested in joining a small close-knit team that is a part of a broader group of psychiatrists contributing to care across the age bands, and in sub-specialty services including; maternal mental health, early psychosis service and addictions.

As the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist you will provide outpatient care from the major regional hospital location as well as from rural clinics located in other parts of the district.

You will join a Psychiatry team specific to C&A maintaining a strong working relationship with the paediatric/ child health services.

You will bring an interest and/ or prior knowledge in broad-based approaches to care, including working with both government agencies (e.g. Oranga Tamariki and Education) and non-government organisations.

This is a great development opportunity to be able to contribute to the supervision and training of registrars whilst providing leadership to the wider clinical team.

Key Duties

  • Patient assessments which will include evaluation of the present and past history including both psychiatric and other medical history, family history, social history, cultural considerations and mental state examination including an evaluation of personality.
  • Participate in clinical audits, case reviews and incident review

  • To be considered, you must have or be eligible for specialist registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in a vocational and/ or locum tenens Psychiatry scope of practice, with no restrictions to your APC.
  • FRANZCP or equivalent specialist qualification
  • previous experience working in the Child and Adolescent specialty
  • subspecialist qualification in child and adolescent psychiatry

Employee Benefits
  • salary NZ $190,000 - 270,000 pa
  • pension contributions
  • reimbursement of medical practice costs
  • on-going professional support including continued medical education, professional development and peer review
  • active participation in a growing service with opportunities to expand your skills in response to the challenges within the region
  • a balanced lifestyle supported by glorious scenic coastal areas offering a range of recreational activities. House pricing is realistic; road congestion minimal, car parking is always available 
  • an onsite gym and swimming pool.
  • a competitive relocation package to support you and your family to make the move 
  • employer is an Approved Accredited Employer by New Zealand Immigration.

As a region Northland is renowned for its beautiful beaches and relaxed lifestyle. There are great surf beaches and beautiful harbours and bays for sailing, kite surfing and windsurfing. It is also a top spot for fishing and diving with easy access to the world famous Poor Knights Marine reserve. There are also many beautiful forests and stunning hills to explore and climb.

As well as a warm climate, the "winterless north" offers excellent schools, affordable housing and scenic coastal areas offering a range of recreational activities. It is just two hours' drive or 25 minute flight from the international hub of Auckland and is well serviced with flights.

If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV for immediate consideration.