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Consultant Psychiatrist - Psychogeriatrician

Employer Hutt Valley DHB
Workplace Hutt Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Locum
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Hutt Valley DHB Workplace Hutt Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry Term Locum
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

Nau mai, haere mai ki whanau ora ki Te Awakairangi

Location: Hutt Hospital

Service: Mental Health Service for older adults

Contract: Ongoing locum cover including - 19.04 to 30.04 and 12.07 to 23.07

An opportunity has arisen in the Mental Health service for older adults for a Psychiatrist with a specialty interest in older adults to provide locum cover when required.

About the Service

Our Older Persons Mental Health service (OPMH) is primarily a community based service with access to six inpatient beds located at Hutt Hospital.

We provide specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services for individuals presenting with recent onset functional mental health problems or dementia with significant behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD). A case management model is used alongside liaison services. We work in partnership with patients, whanau, General Practitioners, other clinical teams and community carers and supports to achieve the best possible health outcome for our patients.

About the role

We are seeking a highly motivated Psychiatrist with a specialty in older adults who values working in a high functioning, collegial, interdisciplinary team. The role is full time but 0.8 full time equivalent could be negotiated.

You will be expected to:
•provide high quality diagnosis, treatment and follow up of clients
•provide treatment in a community setting of a broad range of diagnoses and often complex co-morbidities. Usually in private homes or facilities
•provide treatment and clinical oversight of inpatients in Older Persons Mental Health specific beds
•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 as needed
•support the transformation of HVDHB to achieve Maori Health equity and outcomes.

Skills and experience:
•Experience in working with Inpatient and Community Older Adult MH Services
•Experience in providing clinical leadership in a multi-disciplinary setting
•Current driver's licence

You will also need to be vocationally registered (or be eligible to apply) in psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

How to apply

Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. You can also apply now and see a copy of the job description through our careers website:

For further information on this role, please email our Recruitment team: and indicate the vacancy number 1114437-21 and job title in the subject line.

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

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed
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Vacancy contact details
Name Haines Recruitment Agency
Phone (04) 914 4650
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