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Consultant Psychiatrist/Tākuta Mate Hinengaro Mātanga - Older Persons Service

Employer Capital & Coast DHB
Workplace Wellington, Porirua
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 28
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 29 Nov 2020
Employer Capital & Coast DHB Workplace Wellington, Porirua
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 28 Application closing date 29 Nov 2020

Job description

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Porirua, Wellington

Contract: Permanent, part time 0.7 FTE (hours negotiable)


We are seeking a psychogeriatrician with special training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders that occur in older adults. If you are motivated, forward thinking, resourceful, collaborative and have a passion for working with older adults this position could suit you.

The Mental Health Service Older Persons (MHSOP) is predominantly a community based service with a 16 bed specialist inpatient unit located on the Kenepuru Community Hospital campus. Our service sits under MHAIDS and works closely with other local and regional services within the 3DHB area. We work as a multi-disciplinary team including nursing, medical, occupational therapy, clinical psychology, social work and support staff.

The MHSOP provides specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitation interventions in partnership with clients, whanau, primary care and other agencies. The service primarily sees older adults presenting with mental health needs in later and older adults with complex behavioural and psychological needs secondary to a dementia process (BPSD).

There are some people referred with complex physical and mental health needs where co management across more than one specialty service maybe needed. The service works in close collaboration with other service providers to identify the best ways of achieving this.


The successful applicant will take a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment, including listening and responding to the concerns of older adults, supporting whānau/family, and working closely with the multi-disciplinary team to develop effective approaches to treatment. Co-existing medical illnesses, medications, family issues, social concerns, and environmental issues are integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan.


- Vocationally registered in psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
- FRANZCP or equivalent and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
- Certificate of Advanced Training in Psychiatry of Old Age preferred, but not essential
- Relevant training and experience
- Have a current driver's license


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples and the Disability Community.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour. With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.


Applications close 29 November 2020 and can only be accepted when submitted through our CCDHB Careers website.

Please note we will be considering applications as they are submitted.

For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO47-20) and job title in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

Qualifications required

Specialist qualification in Psychiatry - FRANZCP or equivalent and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
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Vacancy contact details
Name Sandra Tam
Position SMO recruitment advisor
Phone (04) 806 2547
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