Consultant Youth Forensic Psychiatrist - North West New Zealand

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    $190,000 - 270,000

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    9 days ago

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Consultant Youth Forensic Psychiatrist

  • Scope of practice – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry
  • Reloaction expenses paid for international candidates


Role Details:

The role is based with a public health board which provides specialist clinical mental health and addiction services to the people of New Zealand’s northwestern tip, a population of around 200,000, with a high level of deprivation and one of the highest percentages of Māori residents in New Zealand.

These services are designed to cater for people with significant mental illness and/or addiction that is beyond the scope of primary care services.

The Youth Forensic Psychiatrist provides consultation, assessments, Court ordered reports, Court based Liaison Services and short focused interventions for young offenders presenting to the youth justice system with mental health issues.

You will contribute to the delivery of Child and Adolescent/Youth Forensic Mental Health Services, allowing you to thrive professionally in providing your clinical expertise and knowledge to most areas of young people’s mental health.

This is a key role that will provide clinical leadership to Te Roopu Kimiora (TRK) as well as be an effective member of multidisciplinary teams in the  Mental Health and Addiction Services and wider specialist services.

This is a great development opportunity to join a close-knit team but still be 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. You will participate on the after-hours on-call roster and be involved  with supervision and training of registrars whilst providing leadership to the wider clinical team.



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.



  • 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.
  • Ideally you will have obtained FRANZCP or equivalent qualification.
  • Previous experience in inpatient and community settings working with children and youth, including interacting with justice systems would be ideal.



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