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Provide your expertise across the Inpatient, Community and Addiction settings

  • A supportive and well-run service with a fantastic reputation
  • Part-time and full-time arrangements considered from 0.8FTE
  • A friendly coastal community south of Christchurch

The Position

Due to recent approval to boost numbers, you will join a tight and supportive team of 3 Psychiatrists. You will actively work across the Inpatient, Community and Addiction settings, supporting clients of the service alongside skilled Nursing and Allied Health staff. This service was instrumental in pioneering the adoption of the Strengths Based Recovery Model in New Zealand, and is seeking an additional Consultant to bring their clinical expertise to their Mental Health and Addictions Service, recognised as a priority need area by the government and general public. There is the option to work part-time or full-time, anywhere from 0.8 to 1 FTE.

The Hospital

Considered a well-kept secret by recent appointees, this colligatively supportive and well-run health service provides patients the best care with minimum fuss. This small hospital exceeds performance measures and has a fantastic reputation across the community. This public hospital provides a range of Specialist and Allied Health services. The Mental health and Addiction Services promotes and supports mental health and wellbeing for individuals and families across the wider community, directly helping the 3% of the population who are severely affected by mental illness or addiction.

The Location

There is a strong sense of community and belonging, not only within the hospital but throughout the local landscape. You will find every sporting and outdoor interest on your doorstep or with excellent ease of access. Based in the South Island, halfway between Christchurch and Dunedin, you will enjoy beachside attractions and well as a wealth of botanic gardens and scenic walks. A hub of restaurants and cafes links the beach to the main shopping area. With the flexibility of a part-time arrangement, you will be able to take full advantage of the fantastic lifestyle on offer. The region provides great schooling options, affordable housing, and a low crime rate.

Essential Criteria

You must be a Fellow of RANZCP (or equivalent) and eligible for Vocational (specialist) registration with MCNZ. If you are unsure of your eligibility, feel free to forward a copy of your resume for review.

Join this supportive and friendly community and make a real difference to the lives of many – Get in touch today for a no-obligation discussion.