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General Adult Psychiatrist

Employer MidCentral DHB
Workplace MidCentral District Health Board
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date 30 Sep 2018
Application closing date 30 Jan 2019
Employer MidCentral DHB Workplace MidCentral District Health Board
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date 30 Sep 2018
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 30 Jan 2019

Job description

We are looking for a dedicated General Adult Psychiatrist to join the Mental Health and Addiction Service at MidCentral District Health Board. This role primarily works in an inpatient setting, but we would appreciate a flexibility to work in a community setting if required.

The service has embarked on a significant redevelopment programme in the past 18 months, with a new Clinical Director, 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 had several new Psychiatrists joining the team in the first half of 2016 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.

For further information please contact
Dr Marcel Westerlund, Clinical Executive, Mental Health and Addiction Services or
Moira Eathorne, Medical Recruitment Consultant .
email: moira.eathorne@midcentraldhb.govt.nz
PH: +64 6 350 8849

Qualifications required

A specialist qualification in Psychiatry and eligible for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Moira Eathorne
Position Medical Recruitment Consultant
Phone (06) 350 8204
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