Consultant Psychiatrist – Forensic Service

Specialty: Psychiatry

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: Various

Job Hours: Various

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 Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District 

Are you looking for your next step or adventure?  Come and explore with us, at Central Regional Forensic Service. We are a centre of forensic excellence mainly situated in the beautiful lower North Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

We are looking for full time and part time Forensic Psychiatrists.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

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.

The role of Te Korowai Whāriki, which encompasses both the Regional Forensic Mental Health Service and the Regional Rehabilitation Mental Health Service, is to provide quality inpatient and outpatient care for youth and adult clients. As regional services, we deliver to the Wellington, Manawatu, Whanganui, Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa and Tairawhiti districts.

Te Korowai Whariki, Central Regional Forensic Service provides a range of services for adults and youth, including the National Youth Forensic Service and the newly developing national Fixated Threat Assessment Centre.  Our Service will not only present you with your next challenge but offers an unparalleled lifestyle with the opportunity for career progression.

Our teams provide mental health care to the regional prisons, youth offending units and youth justice facilities. They also deliver court liaison work to adult and youth courts, and care for community clients who require supervision and support by virtue of their status as Special Patients or who have ongoing need for forensic community support.

Moū – About you

You will be vocationally registered in Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) or hold equivalent qualification and be able qualify for registration with MCNZ. You will be able to work comfortably and flexibly within a team environment. Speciality Training in Forensic Psychiatry is preferred.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

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.

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

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Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Sandra Tam

Position: SMO recruitment advisor


Phone: (04) 806 2547