Psychiatrist Consultant - New Zealand

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    New Zealand

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    over 2 years ago

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A General Adult Psychiatrist is required to join the Mental Health and Addiction Service at a regional public hospital in New Zealand primarily working in a community setting, with a flexibility to work in an inpatient setting if required.

The service has embarked on a significant redevelopment programme in the past 18 months, with a new Clinical Executive, and Multidisciplinary Executive Leadership Team, as well as practicing psychiatrists.  The service is consolidating recent gains and the goal in the immediate future is to further develop an integrated range of well connected services along with NGO partners in the local community.

Several new Psychiatrists recently joined the team and the current aim is to recruit another permanent Psychiatrist to further enhance the continuity of care we provided to the patient population.

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.

The hospital has  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. It 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. 

Applicants must be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, hold FRANZCPsych or equivalent qualification and be able to work effectively within the multi-disciplinary team.

About The District
Situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, the Manawatu region offers visitors and residents a unique mix of lifestyle by combining rural charm with the convenience of sophisticated living. Palmerston North in the centre of the Manawatu is a beautiful location, 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, giving Palmerston North a reputation as a conference hub. Palmerston North tertiary education is provided by Massey University and the International Pacific College. We have 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. 

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