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Clinical Leader, Intensive Recovery Sector / Consultant Psychiatrist (CRS)

Employer Capital & Coast DHB
Workplace Wellington Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 08 Jun 2019
Employer Capital & Coast DHB Workplace Wellington Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 08 Jun 2019

Job description

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

Location: Wellington
Contract: Permanent, Full time (0.5 FTE Clinical Leader role, 0.5 FTE Psychiatrist within the sector)

The Clinical Leader role

The Clinical Leader for IRS is one of 6 Clinical Lead positions reporting to the Medical Director (Dr Alison Masters).

The Clinical Leader supports the Medical Director to develop sustainable clinical services within the Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) that deliver on budget, revenue and activity targets. The Clinical Leader will work in collaboration with other Clinical Leaders and relevant internal and external stakeholders to contribute to the design and delivery of contemporary multi-disciplinary patient-centric models of care.

The Clinical Leader is expected to share the collective accountability for the operational group by demonstrating support toward all decisions consistent with achieving the overall MHAIDS 3DHB strategy. Clinical Leads are required to be leaders of their clinical governance groups.

This position works in collaboration and cooperation with their counterparts and other related positions in the rest of the 3 DHBs.

The Consultant Psychiatry role

The psychiatry role is based within the Crisis Resolution Service (CRS). The CRS provides 24 hour, 7 day a week assessment and short-term treatment services for people experiencing a serious mental health crisis and for whom there are urgent safety issues. The team provides after-hours crisis contact for clients of MHAIDS, general practitioners, community and consumer groups and other health professionals.

- Provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people who present in crisis with severe psychological distress and with serious mental illness.
- Work in collaboration with the service user, their family/whanau and the community clinical teams to promote recovery.

- Vocationally registered in psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
- FRANZCP or equivalent and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
- Relevant training and experience
- 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.

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 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 (SMO01-19) or please contact Dr Alison Masters: 04 8198005 or

*Please note, there is a separate job description for the Clinical Leader component of the position. Please email to request a copy of this.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed

Qualifications required

Specialist qualification in Psychiatry
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Name Sandra Tam
Position SMO recruitment advisor
Phone (04) 806 2547
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