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Consultant Psychiatrist - Community and Addictions

A semi-rural community rich in culture and diversity, the region allows for an ideal lifestyle

  • One of New Zealand’s fastest growing districts, 3 hour drive from Auckland
  • Regular travel within the district, caring for the wider community
  • Vibrant and engaged community, surrounded by spectacular beaches and wilderness
The Position
An opportunity is available for a Psychiatrist to work in the community mental health and addictions multidisciplinary clinical team. As part of this team, you will join a cross-district service that includes general adult, consultation liaison, child and adolescent, addiction and mental health services for the elderly. There will be a requirement to travel to provide services across the district, a regular opportunity to explore new areas while caring for the local community. Ideally, you will have a background of commitment to evidence-based practice, likes conducting education and training programmes and initiating research and/or service evaluation.

The Hospital
This appointment is based in a newly redeveloped secondary hospital that provides services including acute and elective medical, surgical and paediatric services. This facility services a population base of 50,000 that is rurally and coastally based and the District Health Board provides services to a population of 215,000. There is a community mental health and addiction facility as well as a 10 bed acute inpatient unit at the hospital.

The Location
You will have the pleasure of being based in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty. With some of the best sandy beaches the country has to offer, ski fields within driving distance and a temperate climate of high sunshine hours, there’s no doubt you will find something to do in this beautiful region.
In this semi-rural community rich in culture and diversity the region allows for an ideal lifestyle with a mix of the outdoors and a thriving town. There is a wide variety of housing options in this district from high-end apartments facing the river to homes with ocean views.

Essential Criteria
To be successful in applying for this position you must be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, hold specialist qualifications (FRANZP or equivalent) and meet the English language proficiency requirements. If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please contact me and we can discuss your eligibility and the opportunities available.

Not only does this opportunity offer a friendly and flexible work environment with plentiful learning opportunities, you will also be in a stunning coastal location where you can embrace the New Zealand outdoor adventure lifestyle and/or relaxing on the beach. Contact Tara today +61 2 8353 9075 or email for more information

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