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Consultant Psychiatrist/Tākuta Mate Hinengaro Mātanga - (CRS + Kāpiti Adult Community)

Employer Capital & Coast DHB
Workplace Kāpiti Coast and Porirua
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 06 Dec 2020
Employer Capital & Coast DHB Workplace Kāpiti Coast and Porirua
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 06 Dec 2020

Job description

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

Location: Kāpiti Coast and Porirua

Contract: Permanent, Full time


We are looking an innovative and enthusiastic consultant psychiatrist to work across 2 teams within the Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service. The successful applicant with be working 0.5 FTE the Crisis Resolution Service (CRS) in the Porirua and 0.5 FTE at the Kāpiti Adult Community Mental Health Team.

The CRS provides 24 hour, 7 days a week assessment and short-term treatment services for people experiencing a serious mental health crisis and for whom there are urgent safety issues. The team provides after-hours crisis contact for clients of Mental Health, Addiction & Intellectual Disability Services (MHAIDS), general practitioners, community and consumer groups and other health professionals.

The Kāpiti Adult Community Mental Health Team provides support and education to adults experiencing moderate to severe mental health difficulties. In this role you can be assured of a great variety of work. You will be responsible for ensuring that all necessary clinical steps are taken to assist clients to achieve optimal health, wellbeing and safety through the provision of appropriate assessment, intervention and education. You will also need to provide sound mental health assessment, treatment skills and provide high quality diagnosis, treatment and follow up of clients.


- Provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for adults with serious mental illness and severe psychological disorders
- Work in collaboration with the service user, their family/whanau and the community clinical teams to promote recovery
- Treatment in a community setting of a broad range of diagnoses and co-morbidities
- Work together with other members of the multidisciplinary team
- Provide advice and support to colleagues in primary care
- Hold responsibility for the management of patients subject to compulsory treatment
- Supervise psychiatry registrars and medical students
- Contribute to the on call roster for psychiatrists


- 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
- Relevant training and experience
- Have a current driver's license


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer 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.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Te Korowai Whariki services include regional forensic and rehabilitation services covering the Central region while the intellectual disability services extend the length and breadth of the country from six bases located in Whangarei, Auckland, Cambridge, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

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.

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 6 December 2020 and can only be accepted when submitted through our CCDHB Careers Website. We will be considering applications as they are submitted.

For further information and the CRS role description, please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number SMO80-20 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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