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Specialist Psychiatrist

Employer Waikato DHB
Workplace Waikato Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Other
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Waikato DHB Workplace Waikato Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry Term Other
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

Job Number: WAI10297

Mehemea ka moemoeā ahu, Ko au anake, Mehemea ka moemoeā e tātou, Ka taea e tātou.
If I am to dream, I dream alone, if we all dream together then we will achieve.
Te Puea Herangi

The mental health and addictions service deliver a variety of services across the Waikato region. We are a service undertaking a huge programme of change to deliver better outcomes to tāngata whai ora and whānau in our region. Nga iwi Ngakaunui - people at the heart is demonstrated best in mental health and addictions, people really are at the heart of all that we do. We know how important strong relationships are; with people who access our services, with their whānau and with the communities we serve.

As our director of clinical services Rees Tapsell will tell you ‘it’s a tough gig’ but our people really do have the ability to make a difference in people’s lives, daily. We work collaboratively with other disciplines, to allow you to work to the top of your scope. You will get fabulous learning and development opportunities, and the ability to grow your career.

A new-build adult inpatient facility is in the planning stages, along with transformational change for community mental health. We offer you an opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation in mental health and addictions service delivery; as well as a number of ongoing quality improvement initiatives.

We offer you:
• a job where no two days are ever the same
• an excellent relocation and support package
• supportive and caring colleagues
• challenge and stretch
• a commitment to continuing education and professional development
• active peer review groups and a recognised training scheme for Fellows of the RANZCP
• the ability to contribute to systemic change.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Māori communities.

Waikato DHB area services the Coromandel Peninsula to Meremere, south to National Park and east to Tokoroa, a region with a land mass of over 21,000 kilometres. We are in the unique position of having half of our 400,000 plus population living in rural locations and the other half in towns or cities.

Waiora Waikato Hospital, our tertiary teaching hospital, is located in Hamilton. Many staff would call Hamilton New Zealand’s best kept secret, situated in the North Island of New Zealand along the banks of the mighty Waikato River. Living in the Waikato gives you the opportunity to have a great work-life balance. Hamilton has surf, sand and snow a short drive away, outdoor adventure of all types, world class sport and entertainment facilities, affordable housing and excellent public and private schooling for all ages. It has all the benefits of a big city without the stress.

Considering relocation to the Waikato ( or New Zealand (

Let us help you and your family access affordable housing
good schools ( and vibrant communities. For appointed candidates we offer a competitive relocation allowance and assistance

Applications need to be received through the WaikatoDHB online application process. If you and are interested in joining our team but want to discuss this role further, please contact: Kay Nisbet-Smith, Medical Staff Co-ordinator e-mail:

Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
• Give and earn respect - Whakamana
• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
• Fair play – Mauri Pai
• Growing the good – Whakapakari
• Stronger together – Kotahitanga

Qualifications required

• a Psychiatrist who is vocationally registered, or are eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
• is versatile, flexible and have a passion for working in a team approach
• is excited about and willing to contribute to, and participate in change
• is passionate about eliminating health inequities for Māori people
Have any questions?
Vacancy contact details
Name Kay Nisbet-Smith
Position Medical Staff Co-ordinator
Phone 07 839 8899 Ext. 97903
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