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Consultant Psychiatrist

Employer Southern DHB
Workplace Southern District Health Board
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 07 Oct 2019
Employer Southern DHB Workplace Southern District Health Board
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 07 Oct 2019

Job description

Consultant Psychiatrist
• Adult Community Mental Health
• Dunedin and surrounding areas
• Up to 1.0 FTE Permanent positions

Variety is the spice of life, as they say. Here is a unique opportunity to put your hand up for a part time role or mixture of FTE, providing you with a chance to potentially work across several of our services. We currently have the following FTE available in our Mental Health Services within Dunedin and based in Waitaki Community Mental Health Service (based in Oamaru, a rural service, 75 minutes north of Dunedin).

Please choose from the following: Community Mental Health Team 0.2FTE; Acute Inpatient (0.5FTE)team; our Clinical Rehab Service (0.5FTE); Waitaki Community Mental Health Service (0.1FTE); Emergency Psychiatric Service (0.2FTE).

About Southern DHB

Welcome to Southern DHB, our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We proudly provide top quality healthcare to our population, Dunedin Hospital is the Tertiary Hospital for our district, and enjoys a close relationship with the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Dunedin School of Medicine. This gives our staff ready access to continuing professional development and provide training to students. In addition to enjoying a varied workload and an exceptional quality of life, you can look forward to a culture where staff are included, valued and respected for their expertise.

About the departments

Responsibilities in the Adult Community Mental Health teams including our Rural teams involve the assessment and treatment formulation while working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team (MDT) and engaging with the wider mental health and addictions sector.
Our Clinical Rehab Service (Ward 11), an Inpatient Mental Health rehabilitation/sub-acute setting based at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin, for adults who have a long term mental illness and co-existing problems, working with those on their mental health recovery journey.

Waitaki Community Mental Health Service is Multi-Disciplinary Team that services the North Otago District (pop. 23,000). It provides support to Child and Youth, Alcohol and Drug, Adult and Elderly services. This is a well-established team responsible for delivering services to people with moderate to severe mental illness in North Otago.

Our 16 bed open plan Acute Inpatient ward, provides care for the full range of general adult mental health disorders, including youth, mothers and babies, and eating disorders. Here you will work alongside experienced clinical staff and become an integral part of the multidisciplinary team.

Our Emergency Psychiatric Service provides around the clock urgent assessments and interventions for consumers of all ages. A mobile service you will use consumer assessments to establish acuity and decide on further treatments or interventions.

About you

As a Consultant Psychiatrist with previous general adult experience in either an inpatient or community setting. You will have a personal commitment to maintaining high standards of practice and an unequivocal dedication to working as part of a team. Your ability to provide clinical leadership and reliable medical input to the multi-disciplinary team is pivotal to the position. You will have a strong commitment to service user and family / whanau inclusion in service delivery and a focus on recovery. You will also have a sound understanding and commitment to biculturalism. You will have a demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development and providing training to students at all levels.

You will be required to participate on an on call roster providing after hours coverage for the Otago part of the wider Southern DHB district. Fellowship with the RANZCP or equivalent is essential and you must be eligible for registration with the NZ Medical Council.


Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality. If you’re considering a move down South feel free to talk to us about the job, the good schools, the University of Otago, and the recreational potential which Dunedin and its surrounds possess.

Closing Date: Monday, 7 October 2019

Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that from 1 November 2017 it will be the requirement of the NZ Medical Council that your qualifications are approved through EPIC. If you have a commitment to working in New Zealand it is highly recommended that you start this process as soon as possible so as to allow your subsequent registration to be undertaken in a timely fashion. For more information please visit MCNZ website re EPIC Credentialing

For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or

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Name Milair Ryalls
Position Recruitment Advisor
Phone (03) 2145 769
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