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Consultant Psychiatrist - Older Persons

Consultant Psychiatrist - Older Persons

Wakari Hospital

Salary : ASMS MECA 2022 (NZD 170,369 - 250,560)

 

  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ (Permanent 1.0 FTE negotiable)
  • Close knit, supportive team

 

We proudly strive to provide top quality healthcare to our diverse patient population and we are recruiting for a Consultant Psychiatrist based at Wakari Hospital. We proudly provide top quality healthcare to our population and you’ll see a wide range of presentations and provide clinics both at our main clinic in Southland and Dunedin. 

 
Mō te tūranga | About the role
Whilst you will work within a small multi-disciplinary team and are responsible for the psychiatric assessment and care of patients, you will be taking a leading role in maintaining and enhancing our Mental Health service. You’ll also have the opportunity to take a break from home as you provide cover to our closest geographical secondary Hospital, Southland, providing assistance with their 1:5 on-call roster. Your responsibilities will include assessment and treatment while working collaboratively with the primary health sector consistent with the SDHB values. There is also a requirement to contribute to ongoing service improvement and workforce innovation. There are also opportunities to join in regular meetings linking with one of the base hospitals.

 

Mōu ake | About you

Fellowship with the RANZCP or the equivalent is essential and ideally you will already have a current registration with the NZ Medical Council.

 

As a Consultant Psychiatrist with previous older persons in either an inpatient or community 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.  

 

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.

 

Painga | Benefits

  • Supportive team
  • Flexible role

 

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, 9 December 2022

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: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/

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: agatha.chen@southerndhb.govt.nz

 

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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