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Consultant - Psychiatrist

Employer Capital & Coast DHB
Workplace Wellington Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 32
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 20 Jan 2019
Employer Capital & Coast DHB Workplace Wellington Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 32 Application closing date 20 Jan 2019

Job description

Consultant - Psychiatrist (South Community Mental Health Team)


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. We also operate Te Korowai-Whāriki, a large mental health campus based at Porirua.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour. With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.


Come and join our dynamic multidisciplinary South Community Mental Health team who provide support and education to adults experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties. In this role you can be assured of a great variety in your work. You will be responsible for ensuring that all necessary clinical steps are taken to assist clients to achieve optimal health, wellbeing and safety through the provision of appropriate assessment, intervention and education.


- Provide high quality diagnosis, treatment and follow up of clients
- Treatment in a community setting of a broad range of diagnoses and co-morbidities
- Work together with other members of the multidisciplinary team
- Provide advice and support to colleagues in primary care
- Hold responsibility for the management of patients subject to compulsory treatment
- Supervise psychiatry registrars and medical students
- Contribute to the on call roster for psychiatrists


- You will need sound mental health assessment and treatment skills
- Application of a biopsychosocial model for guiding formulation and treatment
- Previous experience working in a multidisciplinary team
- Confidence working with Māori
- Previous experience with patients who are culturally and linguistically diverse
- Expertise working in collaboration with families/ whānau
- Previous experience of working with patients subject to compulsory treatment


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Applications close on 20 January 2019. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO49-18) and job title in the subject line.

Qualifications required

Specialist qualification in Psychiatry
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Vacancy contact details
Name Dani Armstrong
Position SMO Recruitment Advisor
Phone 04 806 2552
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