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Consultant Psychiatrist - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Employer Capital & Coast DHB
Workplace Lower Hutt
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 32
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 06 May 2019
Employer Capital & Coast DHB Workplace Lower Hutt
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 32 Application closing date 06 May 2019

Job description

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Lower Hutt

Contract: Permanent, Part time (0.8 FTE, 32 hours per week)


We are seeking a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist to join our multi-disciplinary teams, comprising of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, psychotherapists, and administration staff.

The Infant Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (ICAMHS) is a community mental health service, which is part of Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) 3DHB.

The ICAFS provides specialist assessment and treatment for infants, children, and young people who have moderate to severe mental health needs and their families. We work within the Choice and Partnership Approach to deliver best evidence based practice and are focused on attaining the best outcomes for our service users.

The consultant psychiatrist is responsible for ensuring that all clinical steps necessary are taken to assist clients to achieve optimal health, wellbeing and safety through the provision of appropriate assessment, intervention and education. The consultant psychiatrist, as well as providing high quality diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of clients, is responsible for supporting clinical development of this service.


- Be able to work in a multi-disciplinary team, responsive to the skills and opinions of colleagues while providing leadership when needed
- Be dedicated to supporting a team approach to working with young people and their families/whanau and holding risk within the community
- Be able to provide supervision of a basic or advanced training registrar within the ICAFS role
- Be on the psychiatry on-call roster for the Hutt Valley District Health Board. This is a 1 in 8 commitment providing acute mental health care for the DHB.
- Provide support to psychiatric Registrar and the Crisis Resolution Service (CRS)


- Vocationally registered psychiatrist with Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) to practise as a consultant psychiatrist
- FRANZCP or equivalent and be able to register for specialist registration with the MCNZ
- Relevant training and experience
- Have expertise in working across the 0 – 18 year age range
- Have a current driver’s license


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.

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.

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

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.


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.

Please note we will be considering applications as they are submitted.

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 (SMO25-19) and job title in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

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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