General Adult Psychiatrist – Community

Employer: MidCentral DHB

Specialty: Psychiatry

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: To be eligible for this position you must either be registered (or eligible) with the Medical Council of New Zealand and have a specialist qualification in Psychiatry that is recognised by the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatry as suitable for Vocational Registration in New Zealand.

We are looking for a dedicated General Adult Psychiatrist to join the Mental Health and Addiction Service at Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral – Palmerston North 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.  Our service is consolidating our recent gains and our goal in the immediate future is to further develop an integrated range of well connected services along with our NGO partners in our community.

We have had several new Psychiatrists joining the team and we are looking to recruit another permanent Psychiatrist to further enhance the continuity of care we provide to our patient population. We provide comprehensive community-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

We have a commitment to continuing medical education and professional development and our peer review group is enrolled with the maintenance of professional standards programme of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. We are recognised by the College for registrar training in inpatient, general adult community, and child and adolescent psychiatry, and this is an area we are seeking to further develop.

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.

MidCentral employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts. Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 186,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.

Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.

To comply with the current Health Order, Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve

If you fit the above criteria and would like further information you are welcome to contact Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Specialist on +64 6 3508849.

To apply for this job please visit www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Anita Roberts

Position: SMO Recruitment Specialist

Email: smo.vacancy@midcentraldhb.co.nz

Phone: +6463508849