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Consultant Psychiatrist - South Community Mental Health Team

Employer Capital & Coast DHB
Workplace Wellington Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 32
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 24 Apr 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 24 Apr 2019

Job description

Consultant - Psychiatrist (South Community Mental Health 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 while the intellectual disability services extend the length and breadth of the country from six bases located in Whangarei, Auckland, Cambridge, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

The core business of the Service is the provision of quality specialist services, integrated with primary and secondary providers in the communities we serve.

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) - Capital and Coast District Health Board (DHB) 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.

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.

Hutt Valley DHB (HVDHB) - The Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB) is a hospital and health provider in the Hutt Valley, located 20 minutes from Wellington.

Hutt Valley DHB provides secondary and tertiary, nursing and surgical hospital services along-side community based health care. The main facility is Hutt Hospital in Lower Hutt, which has 260 beds. Hutt Valley DHB funds local health providers and works collaboratively with the community to create and support multiple health education initiatives and projects within the region.

Wairarapa DHB (WDHB) - Wairarapa District Health Board (DHB) is located 1.5 hours north of Wellington and Hutt Valley. It covers a large mainly rural geographic area from Cape Palliser on the south coast, to Mount Bruce in the north. Secondary hospital services are provided from the new 90 bed Wairarapa Hospital in Masterton, serving a population of around 40,000. Wairarapa DHB has a unique relationship with primary and community services to meet the needs of their population.


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 24 April 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 (SMO04-19) and job title in the subject line.

Qualifications required

Specialist qualification in psychiatry
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Vacancy contact details
Name Sandra Tam
Position SMO recruitment advisor
Phone (04) 806 2547
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