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Consultant Psychiatrist - Queenstown

Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Central Otago - Queenstown
  • Combined rural and urban areas
  • 1.0 FTE Permanent


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 join 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.


Part-time applicants and request for flexibility would be considered. However, at the present time, all colleagues (including part-time ones) undertake a full share of call duties.


Mōu ake | About you
As a Consultant Psychiatrist with previous general adult experience 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. 


You will be required to participate on an on-call roster providing after hours coverage for Southland and Queenstown. 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.


Tāhuna | About Queenstown
Are you looking for a chance to secure a balanced lifestyle? Queenstown needs no introduction; whatever your interest or preferred pastime you will find the opportunity to indulge it here.  As we are located close to some of New Zealand’s best national parks, vineyards and ski fields, you will have the best of both worlds not to mention work life balance.  We look forward to having you with our team!


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 and mentors
  • Great work/life balance with minimal commute and easy access famous national parks, ski fields and wineries


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, 3 November 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:  An informal discussion before interview is welcomed!

For more information or for a job description 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)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all Workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.


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