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Clinical Director - Regional Forensic Mental Health Service

Employer Canterbury DHB
Workplace Canterbury District Health Board
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 30 Sep 2021
Employer Canterbury DHB Workplace Canterbury District Health Board
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 30 Sep 2021

Job description

Our Purpose

The Canterbury District Health Board systematically plan, fund and deliver care to almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. The Canterbury Health System is a world leader in the delivery of integrated health care. Our main focus is placing people (staff and patients alike) at the centre of everything we do.

The Team

The Canterbury Regional Forensic Mental Health Service provides forensic mental health services to a population of approximately 700,000 within the South Island of New Zealand. A full range of forensic mental health treatment settings are available, including medium secure and rehabilitation inpatient facilities based at Hillmorton Hospital and within the wider community, alongside the Courts, Probation, Department of Corrections and Outreach Services.

Our Regional Forensic Mental Health Service provides consultation and liaison to Nelson, Marlborough, the West Coast and South Canterbury. Two secure units and one open rehabilitation unit provide 35 inpatient beds. The Service works closely with a community-based service which is funded to provide a high level of clinical input and support for people as they transition to the wider community.

The Role

The Clinical Director, Forensic Psychiatry is responsible for overall professional leadership of all medical staff in the department. The Medical team comprises 6.5 FTE as well as a Registrar and Trainee Intern in the team. You will work in partnership with the Nursing Director and the Service Leadership team to ensure the best outcome for our consumers.

As Clinical Director you will bring a focus on best clinical practice, cost effective management and effective utilisation of the medical workforce.

This is permanent role where you will be 0.5FTE Clinical Director and 0.5FTE Senior Medical Officer.

To be successful, you will be:

focused on the patient and their health experience
excellent with communication and relationship building capabilities
an experienced and influential leader
passionate about leading change, both in culture and in ways of working
quality focused and putting the patient at the centre
driven to develop and embed contemporary systems and processes to improve service delivery.
You will bring financial rigor and strong analytical skills as you work proactively, in a goal-orientated approach with your colleagues within Psychiatry and the wider health system to plan for the future needs of our community.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland - Recruitment Partner.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Tracey Sutherland
Phone + 643 337 8889
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