Psychiatrist Consultant - Old Age Psychiatry - New Zealand

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    New Zealand

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    about 3 years ago

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A Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist is sought for a role in a 360 bed regional hospital in the north island of New Zealand. Affiliated with the medical schools of Auckland and Otago, the hospital functions as a teaching hospital as well as providing a full range of secondary care services to a population of over 160,000.
The psychiatric service has embarked on a significant development programme in the past 18 months, with a new Multidisciplinary Executive Leadership Team. 
The Mental Health and Addiction Services provide comprehensive community-based and inpatient  based mental health services across the complete age range including: 
• 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 department has a commitment to continuing medical education and professional development and its 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 is both hospital and communit based.
  • eligibility for vocational registration in Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand 
  • FRANCPsych or equivalent
  • IELTS mean score 7.5 for non native English speakers