Psychiatrist - Assertive Intervention Team

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    New Zealand

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    almost 2 years ago

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This is an excellent opportunity for Consultant Psychiatrist to work in a Community Psychiatry role based in an Assertive Intervention Team in Auckland, the commercial capital of New Zealand, and its largest city, which offers a stable position in a modern hospital base with a world class lifestyle and advanced career development opportunities.


  • Full time, permanent role in public sector hospitals
  • Major city in the north island of New Zealand with excellent educational, cultural and leisure opportunities
  • Excellent CME programme, research opportunities
  • Full support from junior medical staff and other senior medical staff
  • On call 1 in 20
  • Interesting variety of clinical work
  • Relocation assistance provided (work permit, immigration etc)



You will join an Assertive Intervention Team which will offer early intensive psychiatric interventions, including psychotherapy, designed to walk with people/ family /whanau in a collaborative recovery approach where groups, education and skill acquisition will be a strong emphasis. This will include interface with primary medical and NGO sectors. There will be emphasis on innovation and a transformative approach.

The Assertive Intervention Team covers a large geographical area and is therefore exploring innovative ways of utilising technology to provide services to patients.

As a Consultant Psychiatrist you will be committed to providing a high standard of care and clinical leadership, have a strong consumer focus and enjoy the challenge of providing services to a diverse community. The mental health services have strong peer review groups and excellent collegial support with a good mix of experienced and junior consultants.

Educational and Licence Requirements

  • Possess a Medical Degree registrable with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Have the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or a similar higher training qualification eligible for vocations registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • IELTS Academic module if non-native English speaker



The position is based at the largest provider of Mental Health Services in New Zealand, serving a catchment population of approximately 630,000 people in the North, West and Rodney areas of Auckland. There is a fully comprehensive range of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi have been recognised and integrated into the culturally aware and responsive mainstream services, particularly to the Maori indigenous population.

The Adult Mental Health Service comprises an integrated range of Adult Community and Inpatient Services..

The health board has 2 major hospitals and provides emergency, medical, surgical, maternity, community health and mental health services locally within its district as well as a range of services for the Auckland region, including child rehabilitation and respite at Takapuna’s Wilson Centre, forensic psychiatric services at the Mason Clinic in Point Chevalier, oral health services for children and young people from multiple locations through the Auckland Regional Dental Service and Community Alcohol and Drug Services

The district health board considers that it has a sacred obligation to care for all within its boundaries and world class care is at the forefront of its priorities. It has embarked upon programmes of digital transformation, care redesign and health leadership. Research and innovation are core values. It employs over 7500 staff. The main sites include North Shore Hospital on the shores of Lake Pupuke in Takapuna and Waitakere Hospital in lush, green West Auckland.


The successful applicant will be living in a beautiful part of New Zealand with warm summers, mild winters and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities on land and at sea, in Auckland, the largest city of New Zealand with a population of over 1 million people. The city is blessed with two harbours, stunning beaches, museums, theatres, shops and excellent educational establishments.


If you are interested in this role please apply with a recent and appropriate CV or contact us.