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Provide your expertise across the Forensic Mental Health teams and add to the continuous development of this service

  • Achieve an enviable work-life balance working 20-hours per week
  • Provide high quality mental health care and expert assessments
  • Choose your lifestyle - from rural villages to bustling city-life

The Position

As a Consultant Psychiatrist with Forensic experience, you will be joining a multidisciplinary team in providing high quality diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of mental health consumers. Such consumers include defendants charged with criminal offences and offenders who have psychiatry illness.

You will have clinical responsibility and management of forensic community clients, liaising with and providing advice for the health teams within the Forensic Services. You will provide expert assessments and reports to the courts as required as well as weekly doctor clinics at the Forensic Services (prison and community). Your expertise will also be utilised in supporting the medical and psychiatric development of the service. On offer is a permanent part-time opportunity, working 20 hours per week.

The Service

The Forensic Mental Health Service operates at the interface between the Mental Health Service and the Justice System, working within prisons, courts, community and inpatient settings. Acute inpatient services consist of a 15-bed male only unit and a 13-bed mixed gender unit. There is a house attached to the mixed unit, providing rehabilitation and a recovery step-down facility for users within the Inpatient Forensic Service. There is also a 15-bed medium secure unit which provides longer stay rehabilitation. The service also has access to low secure and open beds as well as longer stay beds in the Rehabilitation Service, with a close interface between the two services.

The Location

Based on the North Island, this city offers the sophistication and diversity of a major city while maintaining a welcoming and friendly community. You have the ability to choose your lifestyle, from peaceful rural villages nearby to bustling townships or city-life. Within the city, the average commute is 10-minutes and the median house price just over $400,000.

You will enjoy the ultimate work-life balance, easily fitting in family time and outdoors adventures, hobbies or interests. To explore the surrounding areas of New Zealand, there are more than 30 flights in and out of the city every day, and a weekday commuter train to Wellington. Closer to home, you will find majestic mountain ranges, west coast beaches and vast farmland with rivers flowing through the heart of the region.

Essential Criteria

You must be a Fellow of RANZCP and eligible for Vocational (specialist) registration with MCNZ. Forensic psychiatry experience is essential as well as experience within the inpatient and community Mental Health Services. If you are unsure of your eligibility, feel free to forward a copy of your resume for review.

Getting back to nature is easy with this flexible part-time opportunity – Get in touch today for a no-obligation discussion.