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Consultant Psychiatrist (with a special interest in Psychiatry of Old Age)

Employer Wairarapa DHB
Workplace Wairarapa District Health Board
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week N/A
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Wairarapa DHB Workplace Wairarapa District Health Board
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week N/A Application closing date Open

Job description

Adult Mental Health Services
Wairarapa Hospital

This is a community based position placed with the Wairarapa DHB mental health service which is part of the wider Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability (MHAID) Service. The 3DHB Service has over 1400 employees and annual revenue of $135m.

MHAIDS spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s -and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAID 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.

We are seeking a consultant psychiatrist, with a special interest in psychogeriatrics, and who is interested in working collaboratively with a comprehensive MDT and a range of community based mental health service providers.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate proven clinical leadership, the ability to engage with service planning and development and quality processes. You will be an integral member of the clinical team and provide a high level of expertise and experience.

The MHAID Service is committed to clinical excellence in all disciplines. Senior medical staff are expected to take part in clinical audit and peer review to ensure quality clinical care is provided.

This is a permanent part or full time position, and is located at Wairarapa DHB, and will work between 64 to 80 hours per fortnight. Actual hours to be agreed upon appointment, and includes a requirement to participate on the after hours on call crisis service.

Applicants must be eligible for Vocational Scope Registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.

For further information please contact Lauren Swan - Operations Manager on (027) 886-0799.

Vacancy Ref # 4783618

Closing Date: OPEN (until successful applicant is appointed)

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Qualifications required

Vocationally registered psychiatrist with Medical Council of NZ to practise as a Consultant Psychiatrist.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Dianne Pillar
Position HR Administrator
Phone (06) 946 9821
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