Consultant Psychiatrists

Specialty: Psychiatry

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 37.50

Required qualifications: You will need to be a Vocationally Registered Psychiatrist with the Medical Council of NZ or be eligible for this. Have fellowship with the RANZCP or the equivalent is essential.

He Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Roles

We are looking for enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrists who have a passion for mental health. Working in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, we have the privilege of being able to develop innovative new ways of looking after our diverse population.

Currently we are seeking expressions of interest for roles in the following areas:

  • Maternal Mental Health
    Child and Adolescent
    General Adult
    OST Addictions
    Home Based Treatment

You will be responsible for ensuring that all necessary clinical steps are taken to assist clients to achieve optimal health, wellbeing and safety through the provision of appropriate assessment, intervention and education.

In our teams we are establishing a trauma informed care approach according to international guidelines.  In this role you will have the opportunity to live and work in the beautiful Bay of Plenty and shape the future of local services.  There is support for academic interests and a strong clinical community.

We work in multidisciplinary teams, including psychologists, social workers, nurses, and occupational therapists, and provide consistently high standards of care to young people.  We strive to provide a supportive, flexible working environment for all our staff.

We have permanent full-time positions available however there is flexibility, and we would be interested to hear from candidates who are looking for part-time hours, a fixed-term contract or a secondment from another Hauora a Toi mental health team.

To learn more about our Mental Health & Addiction services please head over the Bay of Plenty webpage.  If you like to work in a team that puts the client and their family/whānau at the centre, and is collaborative, creative and collegial, please consider this your next job.

He Kōrero mōu – About You

Criteria for this position:

You will need to be a Vocationally Registered Psychiatrist with the Medical Council of NZ or be eligible for this.
Have fellowship with the RANZCP or the equivalent is essential.

Applying from overseas?  You can complete the self-assessment tool on the Medical Council of New Zealand website to determine which pathway to registration (as a medical practitioner in New Zealand) you might be eligible for.

Mō Tātou – About Us

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne.  We serve a population of approximately 308,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki.  Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

The Bay of Plenty is a place of beautiful harbours, long surf beaches and an easy-going lifestyle.  The deep blue of the Pacific Ocean stretches as far as the eye can see and the white sand that begins at Mount Maunganui in Tauranga doesn’t stop until it reaches Whakatāne, 100 kilometres to the east.

There are a wide-range of schooling options throughout the Bay of Plenty area along with regular events and family activities to make you feel welcome to the vibrant and engaged community.

The Coromandel and Auckland are an easy 2-hour drive away and there is close access to the ski fields in winter.  We showcase the perfect place to explore a wide range of nature-based pursuits – you don’t have to forsake your career either, in fact why not enhance it with a better work-life balance.

Click here to learn more about life in the Bay of Plenty

Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits

  • Access to ongoing in-house professional development
  • Relocation assistance available for international candidates
  • Access to Immigration and Medical Registration support
  • Commitment to staff wellness and healthy working practices (e.g. We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
  • Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
  • Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Free onsite parking

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply

You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career’s portal. For additional information or to arrange a confidential chat, contact Katrina Hughes – Talent Acquisition Advisor

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Katrina Hughes


Phone: 07 557 5462