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Make the sea-change in 2020 and create an enviable work-life balance

  • Assist women experiencing mental health difficulties in the perinatal period
  • Part-time opportunity within the city
  • A beautiful region to explore through outdoor adventures or simply relax and unwind

The Position

As a Consultant Psychiatrist, you will join a multidisciplinary team in undertaking assessments, diagnosis and treatment with clients collaboratively. You will advise, consult and liaise with clients and relevant others regarding the proposed treatment, and work alongside other mental health professionals, providing expertise and leadership within the multidisciplinary approach. This includes working collaboratively with mental health, maternity and community providers to ensure the best outcome for the women and their families. Your expertise will be utilised in participating within a regional perinatal mental health clinical network and assisting with local and regional education. On offer is a fixed-term position of 0.5FTE.

The Service

This Maternal Mental Health Service is a regional community-based, tertiary service supporting women who experience moderate to severe mental health difficulties in the perinatal period. The broader health network employs approximately 4,300 full-time staff and operates across 2 hospitals.The service provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitations services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

The Location

Based on the North Island, you will enjoy working within New Zealand’s capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre. The area is renowned for its vibrant cafes, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events, all while being set in a beautiful natural harbour. Within this flexible part-time role, you will have ample opportunity to enjoy the nearby vineyards and beaches, with plenty of options for outdoor adventures or opt to simply relax and unwind.

Essential Criteria

You must be a Fellow of RANZCP and eligible for Vocational (specialist) registration with MCNZ. You will have extensive experience working in mental health and a sound understanding of issues related to the perinatal period including the parent-infant relationship, attachment issues and have the ability to work therapeutically with women and their family. If you are unsure of your eligibility, feel free to forward a copy of your resume for review.

A fantastic opportunity to explore New Zealand with this part-time position based in the capital – Get in touch today for a no-obligation discussion.