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Consultant Psychiatrist - Older Persons Southland

Consultant Psychiatrists  - Older Persons
Southland Hospital
Salary: ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 170,369 - 250,560)

  • Older Persons
  • 0.8 or 1.0 FTE Permanent Position (or Fixed term for up to Two Years)


We are seeking applications from suitably experienced psychiatrists to discuss options to meet our service requirements at Southland Hospital, Southland – The New Zealand We All Dream Of!


Mō te tūranga | About the role
Our Community Mental Health Teams are made up of health professionals who provide a range of specialist mental health services for adults who have been diagnosed with a significant mental illness.  Your responsibilities will include assessment and treatment while working collaboratively with the primary health sector.  You will have a strong commitment to service user and family / whanau inclusion in service delivery and a focus on recovery as well as having a sound understanding of and commitment to biculturalism.  


A personal commitment to maintaining high standards of practice and full participation in team functioning is pivotal to the position. Your ability to provide clinical leadership and medical input to the multi-disciplinary team is essential. We welcome enquiries to discuss options in either Community Mental Health, Inpatient Care or Older Persons.


Mōu ake | About you
As a Consultant Psychiatrist with previous older persons setting, you will have a personal commitment to maintaining high standards of practice and an unequivocal dedication to working as part of a team.  Your ability to provide clinical leadership and reliable medical input to the multi-disciplinary team is pivotal to the position. You will have a strong commitment to service user and family / whanau inclusion in service delivery and a focus on recovery. You will also have a sound understanding and commitment to biculturalism. You will have a demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development and providing training to students at all levels.  


You will be required to participate on an on-call roster providing after hours coverage for the Southland region. Fellowship with the RANZCP or equivalent is essential, and you must be eligible for registration with the NZ Medical Council. A full driver’s licence is essential for this role.


Mō mātou | About us
Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community. Check us out on Southland – The New Zealand We All Dream Of!


Painga | Benefits

  • Hands on support for Work Visa, NZ Medical Council Registration and relocation to NZ
  • Accommodation at our existing Southland houses for three months
  • Roster flexibility to suit clinicians with young families
  • Easy commute for work or travel!


Utu whānui |Salary range
This role belongs to the ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($170,369) and Step 15 ($250,560 p.a prorata).


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Friday, 31st March 2023
Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For a job description or further information, please contact, Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers with your CV. Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email:

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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