Consultant Psychiatrist – Eating Disorder Services + Regional Rangatahi Acute Inpatient Service

Specialty: Psychiatry

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: Full time

Required qualifications: Vocationally registered in Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) FRANZCP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location:  Johnsonville, Porirua – Wellington

Service:    The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Contract:  Permanent, 0.5 FTE The Central Region Eating Disorder Service + 0.5 FTE  Rangatahi Regional Inpatient Service

Salary:      As per ASMS MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

The Central Region Eating Disorder Service (CREDS) provides treatment to individuals with eating disorders. The team provides a full range of specialist services to people with eating disorders in the greater Wellington area (lower 6 North Island DHB catchments) from nutritional counseling, outpatient therapy and psycho-social education through to a 6-bed residential care facility and 7am-7pm therapeutic Day Programme. All services offered at CREDS are supported by best practice clinical guidelines for the care and prevention of eating disorders.

Rangatahi Regional Inpatient Service, is a 12 bed adolescent mental health care facility (Intensive Recovery) based at Kenepuru Community Hospital, Porirua. This specialised adolescent unit covers the geographical areas of the 3 DHB’s (CCDHB, Hutt Valley DHB, and Wairarapa DHB) up as far as Gisborne, and covering Mid Central DHB, and includes Hawkes Bay DHB.

Moū – About you

  • Vocationally registered in Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRANZCP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • Provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people presenting with a diverse range of mental and physical health challenges
  • Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team philosophy underpinning the service supports a flexible and holistic approach to mental health care
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

On 1 July 2022 Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora – Māori Health Authority became Aotearoa’s new national health authorities and Regional Public Health as an entity was disestablished and became part of Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora.Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority are committed to delivering a health system that is simpler and more coordinated, allowing for better and more consistent care to support all New Zealanders to live longer and have the best possible quality of life.

Hauora Ā Iwi Ki Te Ūpoko O Te Ika A Māui covers Capital Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa and provides public health services to the greater Wellington region,including Wairarapa (population of approximately 521,500).

Emphasis is placed on leadership, teamwork, the wider determinants of health and the elimination of health inequities with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples health and wellbeing.

Capital,Coast and Hutt Valley district is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. We operate three hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown, Hutt Valley Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs – Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Te Korowai Whariki services include regional forensic and rehabilitation services covering the Central region while the intellectual disability services extend the length and breadth of the country from six bases located in Whangarei, Auckland, Cambridge, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

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Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses).  We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

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Name: Sandra Tam

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Phone: (04) 806 2547