Psychiatrist - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Consultant

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    New Zealand

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    almost 2 years ago

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Are you a psychiatrist specialising in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry? If you are looking for a new position, we have an excellent opportunity in New Zealand for a psychiatrist to join a recently redesigned psychiatric service with an integrated service model and a strong commitment to continuing medical education, research and subspecialisation, with full department accreditation from the RANZCP.

Key Facts:

  • Full time, permanent role
  • Public Sector Secondary care hospital providing some tertiary services
  • Teaching Hospital affiliated with 2 medical schools
  • University city in the north island of New Zealand
  • Excellent CME facilities
  • Full support from junior medical staff
  • Clinical and educational duties
  • Accredited department by RANZCP

The Hospital

This position is based at a 350-bed hospital in the lower part of the North Island of New Zealand serving a population of 170,000. It is affiliated with two medical schools and actively participates in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education including training for the FRANZCP for which it holds active accreditation, and a superb CME programme, an active postgraduate medical society and excellent clinical library facilities .

You can expect to have access to a thorough continuing medical education programme and opportunities to participate in research projects, pursue subspecialist fields of interest and become involved with medical student and junior medical officer postgraduate education.

The hospital is a secondary care facility providing most medical and surgical services, except for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Neurosurgery. But is the regional base for head and neck oncology service which has responsibility for a population of 550,000.

The collegial relationships between departments are strong and consultation with other specialists is easy, either formally with multidisciplinary meetings or informally as required.

The hospital undertook a transformational change programme to firmly establish itself as a high performing health system that meets the current and future demands of its communities, with a strong focus on patient experience and improved clinical outcomes.


The Position

You will join an established team of psychiatrists, a consultant behavioural paediatrician, registrars and nursing and allied health colleagues which provide community, inpatient and outpatient services.The role combines clinical duties providing psychiatric services to in patients and outpatients, consultation with colleagues and education and training of resident medical staff.

As part of the hospital transformation the psychiatric services underwent similar reorganisation to produce a seamless and integrated service aligning with NGO community partners.

The hospital provides comprehensive community-based mental health services including:

  • Extended hours crisis intervention service 
  • Community-based mental health care 
  • Adult Acute inpatient services (including intensive mental health care) Day activity/rehabilitation programmes 
  • General hospital liaison psychiatry 
  • Outreach clinics
  • Child, adolescent and family mental health services  
  • Old Age Psychiatry services
  • Alcohol and drug services  
  • Specialist Maori mental health services (Oranga Hinengaro)  
  • Early intervention services 
  • Intensive community rehabilitation services.


  • Completed postgraduate training in psychiatry with subspecialisation in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

The Location

The hospital is situated in a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two-hour journey by road, as are the local wine growing regions.

Situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, the region offers visitors and residents a unique mix of lifestyle by combining rural charm with the convenience of sophisticated living with all modern services and luxuries expected of vibrant cities, including a shopping plaza, a Globe theatrical centre, the Regent and Centre Point theatres, and dozens of hotels/motels.

There is excellent primary, intermediate and secondary schooling, both public and private, mixed and single sex.

The cost of living is reasonable, housing very affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is very achievable.


Why should you apply for this role?

This role is great for a child and adolescent psychiatrist who wants to work in an integrated, modern service providing hospital and community based services to young patients and families and combine clinical work with academic study, subspecialist area interest and the education of young psychiatrists.

The surrounding area offers a wonderful lifestyle, proximity to the capital city and modest living costs whilst being surrounded by excellent educational facilities and cultural attractions.

If you are interested in this role, please apply with a detailed CV not longer than 5 pages.

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