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Consultant Psychiatrist - Older Persons' Mental Health

Employer Canterbury DHB
Workplace Canterbury District Health Board
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 22 Feb 2020
Employer Canterbury DHB Workplace Canterbury District Health Board
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 22 Feb 2020

Job description

Our Purpose

The Canterbury District Health Board systematically plan, fund and deliver care to almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. The Canterbury Health System is a world leader in the delivery of integrated health care. Our main focus is placing people (staff and patients alike) at the centre of everything we do.

The Team

Older Person Mental Health Service provides mental health assessment and treatment for people 65 years and older in the Canterbury region. It is part of the Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation Group of the Canterbury DHB.

Older Persons Mental Health have a close working relationship with Older Persons Health in-patient and community geriatric services as well as Adult Specialist Mental Health, primary care medical and other community services providing treatment and support for older people .

Currently a team of nine psychiatrists lead interdisciplinary teams providing: Inpatient care in two purpose built wards at Burwood Hospital (opened June 2016) a mental health day hospital, a memory assessment clinic, a large mental health community team and an old age psychiatry consult liaison team.

The Role

We are seeking someone that is looking for a part-time 0.55 FTE position. There may be the opportunity to combine this role with a consultant position within our Specialist Mental Health Services. You will be expected to work collaboratively with, and provide clinical leadership in an Inter-Disciplinary team setting.

Applicants should hold a current (or be eligible for) a Medical Council of New Zealand Practising Certificate with vocational registration as a Psychiatrist, and hold a specialist qualification in Psychiatry recognized by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. The successful applicants should have a sub-specialty qualification in Psychiatry of Old Age or show extensive experience in this area of practice.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this role isn’t a good fit for you, please share this opportunity with people in your personal networks.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland - Recruitment Specialist.


Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Tracey Sutherland
Phone + 643 337 8889
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