Psychiatrist Consultant Locum - Old Age Psychiatry - New Zealand

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    New Zealand

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    almost 2 years ago

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A locum consultant psychiatrist specialising in old age psychiatry is sought for an immediately available role in New Zealand.

Key Facts

  • Public sector hospital
  • Office hours although option available to participate in the on call rota
  • Generous pay rates and accommodation, travel and relocation expenses provided
  • Essential to be eligible for vocational registration in New Zealand
  • Specialist training and experience in old age psychiatry required

The Role

You will join a team of 13 psychiatrists working in a hospital in the North Island of New Zealand. You will work with a dedicated team of medical, nursing and allied health staff primarily caring for people in a community setting with complex needs requiring specialist mental health services.

The Old Age Psychiatry service is an experienced and motivated team, attending to clients from 65 years of age and upwards. The team relies on a variety of professions and skills as well as a range of local primary services working in unison for the best interest of the community.

Whilst practising within your psychiatry set of skills, you will be exposed and taught about New-Zealand’s unique cultures, which you will incorporate into your practice.

The Mental Health and Addictions service (MHAS) hosts medical students from the University of Auckland. You will enjoy the benefits of teaching and supervising years 5 and 6, while having access to the University’s up to date resources.

The MHAS provides a wide range of specialist services within the region that include: 

  • A 23-bed inpatient unit (4 beds - IPC), an Assessment and a Brief Intervention service working in the community. High and complex needs and community supported rehabilitation service beds are accessed via Tui ora a Kaupapa Maori service.
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
  • Mental Health Services for Older people.
  • Alcohol and Drug Services.


  • $1,500 per work day
  • $500 week night on call
  • $2,000 for 24 hour weekend on call
  • Accommodation and
  • Return travel


  • FRANZCPsych or equivalent qualification recognised by the Medical Council of New Zealand as equivalent.
  • 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 Hospital

General public hospital providing a full range of medical and surgical services to a population of over 140,000. The acute adult psychiatric inpatient unit consists of an Intensive Psychiatric Care unit, six psychogeriatric beds and 20 adult inpatient beds. There is a 24 hour fully mobile Crisis Team covering psychiatric emergencies and three community mental health teams providing assessment and treatment.

The Location

In this region of New Zealand, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region’s amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work.

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