Psychiatry Opportunities

Specialty: Psychiatry

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: We are flexible and open to discussion around full time, part time and fixed term positions!

Required qualifications: Fellowship with the RANZCP or equivalent is essential, and you must be eligible for vocational registration with the NZ Medical Council.

Te Uru Ruahī, Mental Health & Addiction Services (MHAS) is building a strong team of psychiatrists who are keen to make a difference in our community and bring their specialist skills to Te Whatu Ora Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua (MidCentral). Does that sound like you? Read on!

Abit about our service:

MHAS is responsible for the commissioning and delivery of primary, specialist, and community mental health & addiction services across a diverse urban and rural population of 186,000.

We provide treatment for and connection to recovery-orientated services for individuals experiencing mental illness or addiction issues. Services are delivered across the continuum of lifespan, both regionally and locally, and include specialist community MH&A teams, kaupapa (Māori), Child Adolescent Mental Health Services, inpatient services, crisis response, acute alternatives, specialist primary mental health service, consultation-liaison MH, and specially designed residential programmes.

MHAS has embarked on a programme of transformational change for adult and crisis services, which sees a fundamental shift in the way services are delivered. Services are moving towards a wellness and recovery-focused approach in our community that prioritises access, choice, and care closer to home. The change sees significant investment into digital technologies and new infrastructure including the construction of a new “greenfield” state-of-the-art acute inpatient unit.

We have dedicated teams in the following areas:

  • Child and adolescent
  • Adult community
  • Acute inpatient
  • Specialist old age
  • Alcohol and other drug service including an OST service
  • Intensive community rehabilitation
  • Specialist Māori mental health (Oranga Hinengaro)

We are actively recruiting for Psychiatrists in the following areas:

  • Community
  • Inpatient
  • Consultation Liaison

What can we offer you?

  • A diverse, dynamic and collegial team environment
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Six weeks annual leave per annum
  • 10 paid days per annum available for continued medical education including a generous allowance towards costs of course and travel
  • Generous relocation packages for national and international candidates

Our team actively encourage work life balance and the MidCentral Region is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beaches close by, ski fields and wineries just up the road, stunning scenery with loads of hiking tracks including Te Arapuke mountain bike track. Our region also offers excellent schools and a local university.

Now is the time to join our diverse and multidisciplinary team!

We are keen to speak with psychiatrists interested in our roles and services. If you would like to know more about any of these opportunities please reach out for an informal chat:

Dr Alison Masters – Clinical Executive
Denella Statham – SMO Recruitment Specialist

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Denella Statham

Position: Recruitment Specialist


Phone: 063508849