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Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult

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 Open
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 Open

Job description

Consultant Psychiatrist
Permanent or fixed term, 0.8FTE to full time available

· Your new life
· Building lasting relationships with patients
· Whatever you fancy you can do more of it here!

We all know there is more to life than sitting on public transport or traffic jams on your work commute, this is the chance for you to make that a thing of the past.

The Role
Here you will have the chance to work with a great team in a community that cares. Joining our community mental health team, you will have the opportunity to work with patients from the age of 16 and over, providing integrated care throughout their journey through the healthcare system. The integrated model has provided great gains for our patients and their families. In this role you will see a wide range of presentations, providing clinics at our main clinic in Invercargill and in our rural clinics.

Within your generalist position, you will have the support of a great multidisciplinary team, which includes a team of extremely experienced Registered Nurses. Southern District Health Board embraces the use of technology, and you will have the opportunity to use it regularly as we take advantages of videoconferencing in the clinical setting, allowing us to make contact across our District. For those who have an interest, there is the opportunity to participate in the ongoing work of continuously improving upon on quality related issues within the Service, an area of interest to our team, showing that we are always striving to be the best we can be.

About You
To enjoy this role you will have the energy to make a positive difference with both patients and colleagues alike. 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.
Applicants must have completed their specialist training and be eligible for vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand We offer an attractive annual salary package based on skills and experience ranging from approximately NZD 216,000 to NZD 315,000 as well as full CME entitlement, superannuation and annual leave. We also offer an attractive relocation package.

Southern DHB
Southland Hospital, our secondary Hospital is part of the Southern District Health Board proudly provides top-quality healthcare to a population of 105,000 in the lower South Island; this provides us with some unique challenges, but also ensures that there is an enormous scope for the variety in the work available to a talented professional like you. Being at the bottom of the country you would probably expect us to have a small, ancient facilities, but we are happy to brag that Southland Hospital, rebuilt in 2004, is a state-of-the-art facility that provides healthcare with the up-to-date equipment and we also embrace the use of technology, giving you the opportunity to use videoconferencing in the clinical setting, allowing us to make contact across our District.

With some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday spots on our doorstep (Queenstown, Wanaka, Milford Sound, Stewart Island, to name but a few) our region offers affordable living, great schools, and true work-life balance and a relaxed way of life with no traffic jams in sight.
Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Invercargill is a modern city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city also has superb facilities such as the brand new indoor velodrome and sporting complex, excellent schools, a local tertiary provider where free fees exist and the University of Otago in Dunedin.

Closing Date: Open

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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Position Recruitment Advisor
Phone (03) 2145 769
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