Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Specialty: Psychiatry

Grading: Medical Officer

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: To apply We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job-invite/17711/

Wakari Hospital

Salary: ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 170,369 – 250,560)

Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ (Permanent 1.0 FTE negotiable)
Close knit, supportive team
Additional Intellectual Disability opportunity
The SRFPS provides forensic mental health input across Otago and Southland and includes a 15-bed medium secure inpatient ward in Dunedin, forensic community teams and regional prison and court liaison services. Depending on the area of work, typical duties may include inpatient and outpatient forensic care, court-ordered reports, prison clinics and providing regional liaison and second opinions to colleagues.

Mō te tūranga – About the role

The current configuration of this role is 0.7 FTE forensic psychiatry and 0.3 FTE intellectual disability (ID) and we can tailor this role to offer flexibility to work, develop and lead within your preferred area of forensic mental health. The ID service is comprised of up to 12 medium secure inpatient and 4 step-down locked beds with regional and community liaison across a mixed general and forensic ID population.

You will be expected to be on the service-wide general psychiatry on-call roster (supporting the on-call registrar) and participate in professional development activities such as CPD groups, journal clubs and grand rounds. With our strong links to the Otago Medical School you will be able to enjoy teaching medical students and registrars. Opportunities to be appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine also exist.

To be successful in this role you’ll need to be committed to quality service delivery and development and able to work effectively as a senior clinician within a multidisciplinary team.

Mōu ake – About you

Fellowship with the RANZCP or the equivalent is essential and ideally you will already have a current registration with the NZ Medical Council

Mō mātou – About us

Te Whatu Ora – Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Painga – Benefits:

Supportive team
Flexible role
Utu whānui – Salary range

This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($170,369) and Step 15 ($250,560 p.a prorata)

Rā mōnehu – Closing date: 18 June 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei – Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/

Fora job description or further information, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers with your CV.Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email: agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand – Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

Occupational health assessment
Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
Covid vaccination requirements

New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

To apply for this job please visit careers.southernhealth.nz.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Recruitment Admin

Position: Recruitment Advisor

Email: recruitmentadmin@southerndhb.govt.nz

Phone: (03) 2145 769