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Consultant Psychiatrist, General Adult

Employer Taranaki DHB
Workplace Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 06 Sep 2020
Employer Taranaki DHB Workplace Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 06 Sep 2020

Job description

Consultant Psychiatrist, General Adult
Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
Permanent, fulltime

• Have you considered coming to New Plymouth to join our Mental Health and Addictions Service?

A permanent vacancy exists for a motivated and experienced Psychiatrist to join our team of 13 other Psychiatrists and will work with a dedicated team of medical, nursing and allied health staff primarily caring for people in an integrated setting with complex needs requiring specialist mental health services. This position will work with the North Community Mental Health Team located at Taranaki Base Hospital. This role will include a mix of outpatient clinics, inpatient clients and crisis assessments.

The Taranaki District Health Board Mental Health& Addiction Services provides a wide range of specialist services:

• Acute Services: 23 bed inpatient unit (4 beds in IPC), crisis team, home based treatment service, high and complex needs community supported rehabilitation service with 4 beds.
• Adult Mental health: 3 community teams, Tui Ora kaupapa Maori community mental health team and specialist services such as maternal, eating disorders, DBT, early intervention.
• Child and Adolescent mental health services.
• Mental health services for Older people.
• Alcohol and Drugs

Click on this link for more information about our Mental Health Services:

As part of the MHAS Adult service you will be expected to:
• Provide consultant services to people requiring specialist care.
• Interact daily with other departments.
• Mentor junior medical staff and teach medical students attached to the service.
• Have the ability to work in a range of settings i.e. inpatient, outpatient and community settings inclusive of crisis work.
• Cover for colleagues in their absence.
• Participate in an on call 1:10 roster.

In Taranaki, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region’s amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work. Click on this link for information about living and working in Taranaki:

The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation (2,100 staff) operating in the exciting, changing Health sector.

If you want to make an application click on "Apply Online" from within this page.

For further information, please contact Charles Hunt on Email:

Closing date for applications is 6th September 2020 however we may appoint prior to this date and close the vacancy
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Vacancy contact details
Name Charles Hunt
Phone +64 6 753 7777
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