Psychiatrist Consultant - General Adult Psychiatry - Community based - New Zealand

  • Location

    New Zealand

  • Sector:

    Medicine

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact email:

    info@odysseyrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    J 559

  • Published:

    5 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-03-31

Our client in New Zealand is seeking to recruit a full time General Adult Psychiatrist for a permanent position commencing from January 2020.

Main Facts:

  • Full time, permanent role
  • Community based services with some in patient work as required
  • 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
  • Requirement for FRANZCPsych or equivalent specialist qualification and eligibility for vocational registration in Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand

 

The Position

We are looking for a dedicated General Adult Psychiatrist to join the Mental Health and Addiction Service primarily working in a community setting, with a flexibility to work in an inpatient setting if required.

The hospital services have embarked on a significant transformation programme in the past 12 months, as it moves to implement the recommendations from He Ara Oranga, Mental Health & Addiction Inquiry.  With a new clinical leadership team the service is consolidating recent gains and further developing an integrated range of well-connected services along with NGO partners in the community.

Comprehensive community-based mental health services across the complete age range include:

• Child, adolescent and family mental health services 
• Comprehensive community adult services
• Specialist Maori mental health services (Oranga Hinengaro) 
• Specialist services for Mental Health for the elderly
• Specialist community alcohol and drug services including OST services
• Comprehensive 24 hour acute care services (crisis intervention service)
• Acute inpatient services (including intensive mental health care-26 beds)
• General hospital liaison psychiatry
• Early intervention services
• Intensive community rehabilitation services.


There is a commitment to continuing medical education and professional development and the peer review group is enrolled with the maintenance of professional standards programme of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. The hospital is recognised by the College for registrar training in inpatient, general adult community, and child and adolescent psychiatry.

There are opportunities to participate in the further development of the service delivery model, develop an area of special interest or become involved in research.

The role combines clinical duties providing psychiatric services to outpatients, consultation with colleagues and education and training of resident medical staff.

The Hospital

This position is based at a 350 bed hospital in the Lower North Island of New Zealand. It is a secondary hospital and offers most medical and surgical specialities with the exception of Cardiothoracic, Plastic and Neurosurgery. It provides some tertiary care services. The hospital serves a local population of 170,000 but is the base for a regional head and neck oncology service which has responsibility for a population of 550,000 and draws patients from Whanganui, Taranaki, and Hawkes' Bay.
      
The collegial relationships between departments are strong and consultation with other specialists is easy, either formally with multidisciplinary meetings or informally as required. There is an active postgraduate medical society and there are excellent clinical library facilities.

The hospital is embarking upon a transformational change programme to firmly establish itself as a high performing health system that meets the current and future demands of its communities, that provides improved patient experiences for service users, and that achieves improved patient and community health and wellbeing. 

The Location

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 are excellent primary, intermediate and secondary schooling, both public and private, mixed and single sex. Cost of living is reasonable, housing very affordable, and rural living with stunning views only minutes from town is very achievable.

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.

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