Consultant Youth Forensic Psychiatrist

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    12 days ago

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The role as a consultant in youth forensic psychiatry 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.

Key Tasks
  • provide 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.
  • 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.
  • be an effective member of multidisciplinary teams in the  Mental Health and Addiction Services and wider specialist services including; maternal mental health, early psychosis service and addictions.
  • participate on the after-hours on-call roster
  • be involved  with supervision and training of registrars 
  • provide leadership to the wider clinical team.

Essential Requirements
  • 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.
  • Permanent, full time contract
  • Salary NZ$ 190,000 - 270,000 pa
  • Employee benefits and pension contributions
  • Medical practice expenses reimbursed
If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV for immediate consideration.