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Consultant Psychiatrist - Older Persons

Consultant Psychiatrist - Older Persons

  • Dunedin Hospital
  • Salary : Upwards from $240k including additional allowances (ASMS MECA 2024 (NZD 185,380 – 267,980))
  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ (Permanent 0.9 FTE)
  • Close knit, supportive team


Now is the right time for a change as Dunedin is building a state-of-the-art digital hospital. Get in on the ground floor and help us turn this dream into reality! We endeavour to meet the needs of our patients and community. Instead of worrying about increased costs of living and safety for your families, take the front seat on life in Dunedin. We proudly strive to provide top quality healthcare to our diverse older population, and we are recruiting for a Consultant Psychiatrist based at Dunedin Hospital.

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. Your responsibilities will include assessment and treatment of the older person while working collaboratively with the primary health sector consistent with the Southern’s values. You will contribute to ongoing service improvement and workforce innovation. As part of the role, you will participate on the on-call roster which is currently 1:18


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, 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. As well as 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.


We also welcome applications from Advanced Trainees who are about to complete their final six months of training as a fellow with supervision or Psychiatrists interested in advanced training.


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.


Ōtepoti |  About Dunedin

Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and is well-known for our southern hospitality. Our little gem boasts amazing scenery and wildlife; while being a university town we have the vibrant energy for concerts, wining and dining. It's one of the best places for families and if you are an empty nester this is the place to build a new lifestyle base. Many of our staff combine a hospital career with care of life-style blocks, pursuit of sporting or equestrian interests, viticulture or even farming.


Painga | Benefits

  • Supportive team
  • Flexible role
  • Work-life balance
  • Generous funding for CME
  • Generous relocation package
  • College and registration costs included in your package


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the 2024 ASMS Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($185,380) and Step 15 ($267,980 p.a prorata).


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date: 16 August 2024

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:


We welcome any enquiries, and we would be happy to put you in touch with one of our MHSOP consultants for an informal conversation.


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)


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