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Consultant Psychiatrist

Employer Southern DHB
Workplace Lakes District Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Southern DHB Workplace Lakes District Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

Consultant Psychiatrist
Central Otago
Permanent, Part time

Living in Central Otago, in the South Island is an opportunity often sought but rarely found. With its stunning scenery, hot summers, ski fields on your door step and a relaxed way of life there isn’t much more you could want.

We have a part time role of 4 days per week (0.8FTE) available for a Psychiatrist who has several years at Consultant level to join us on a permanent basis. Whilst you will work within a small multi-disciplinary team, you will be taking a leading role in maintaining and enhancing our service. You’ll also have the opportunity to take a break from home as you join our closest geographical secondary Hospital, Southland, providing assistance with their 1:4 on-call roster.

In this role you’ll see a wide range of presentations and provide clinics both at our main clinic in Invercargill as well as our rural clinics. Southern District Health Board embraces the use of technology, and you will need to be comfortable with technology and the use of videoconference in the clinical setting.

In addition to enjoying a varied workload and an exceptional quality of life, you can look forward to a culture where staff are included, valued and respected for their expertise. You'll have the energy to make a positive difference with both patients and colleagues alike, being part of a service which works in an integrated model.

Located in the lower South Island, the Lakes District offers a wide range of recreational activities. The five top New Zealand snowboarding/skiing destinations are within arm’s reach, as are two of New Zealand's national parks offering superb hiking, there’s internationally acclaimed fishing spots and we’re also recognised as the adventure capital of New Zealand.

This position will provide Applicants must have completed their specialist training as Psychiatrists and be eligible for vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand. The position offers an attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance and CME allowance.

Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that from 1 November 2017 it will be the requirement of the NZ Medical Council that your qualifications are approved through EPIC. If you have a commitment to working in New Zealand it is highly recommended that you start this process as soon as possible so as to allow your subsequent registration to be undertaken in a timely fashion. For more information please visit MCNZ website re primary source verification EPIC FAQ page FAQ page
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Closing Date: Open

Candidates please note that screening of applications will be ongoing throughout this advertising period and our advertising will be removed from the Southern DHB website in the event of the role being filled.

For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or

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Vacancy contact details
Name Milair Ryalls
Position Recruitment Advisor
Phone (03) 2145 769
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