Psychiatrist Consultant - Adult General and Rural Psychiatry

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    New Zealand

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    J 539

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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An interesting role for an adult general psychiatrist with an interest in rural and comunity patient management and the opportunity to work with the Maouri people. Add to this, a stunning part of the country in which to live, a warm all year round climate, and proximity to the city of Auckland and it makes for a fabulous opportunity.


  • public sector health board employer
  • permanent full time position
  • community based in a rural setting but affiliated with a district hospital which is connected with university of Auckland
  • teaching and supervision of junior medical staff expected
  • based in an area of natural beauty with a relaxed pace of life
  • salary in accordance with national pay scales, relocation expenses covered
  • an appreciation of Maori culture and rural/community psychiatric experience would be an advantage. 

The Role

We have an exciting new opening for a Consultant Psychiatrist looking for a rural, farm, or beach lifestyle opportunity, living and working in the far north of the north island of New Zealand in a region which has a high Maori population. This role requires general broad-based skills in adult psychiatry and an interest in community and rural psychiatry. 

This position is part of the region’s wider Mental Health Services. Inpatient services are available from the larger service in the regional hospital.

The health board offers professional support with commitment to continued medical education, professional development and peer review, participation in a growing service that has the opportunity to be at the forefront of both primary and secondary care innovations, the opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary team contributing to an integrated model of service delivery in both outpatient and inpatient settings and the opportunity to work in partnership with other health, social and community sectors


  • Qualifications: FRANZCP or equivalent qualification recognised by the Medical Council of New Zealand for vocational registration in psychiatry.
  • License: Vocational Registration or Eligibility for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Language: fluent English (IELTS Academic Module 7.5 average for non native speakers)


The Location

The province boasts a subtropical climate and some of the most scenic and exciting coastal areas in New Zealand.  There are opportunities for outdoor activities, including surfing, diving, fishing, hiking and biking. On-site, there is a well-equipped staff gym and an open-air pool. Whangarei itself has all the convenient amenities of a modern, small city but the Auckland metropolis is only two hour's drive away for those special weekend activities.


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