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Consultant Psychiatrist - Specialist Addiction Services

Consultant Psychiatrist - Specialist Addiction Services

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


Our Specialist Addiction Services sees a wide range of presentations and provide clinics for our general adult community. We would like to invite you to join us as an Addiction Medicine Specialist to promote, encourage and enable the health, well-being and independence our community.


Mō te tūranga | About the role
Our team here is friendly and inclusive, with excellent cooperation and support between the various team members and their subspecialties. In this role, you will provide addiction medicine services for individuals with alcohol and drug dependency.


Our base in Dunedin has a supportive group of twenty colleagues (Psychiatrists, Medical Officers, Occupational Therapists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers and AOD Clinicians) and you are also part of a service which works in an integrated model. You will play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team, taking the leading role with one other to maintain and enhance our already comprehensive service, while taking the initiative in developing new ones.  You'll have the energy to make a positive difference with both patients and colleagues alike. 


In addition to enjoying a varied workload and an exceptional quality of life, you can look forward to a culture where staff are included, valued and respected for their expertise.   

To be successful in this role you’ll need to be committed to quality service delivery and development and able to work effectively as a senior clinician within a multidisciplinary team.


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. A Full Drivers licence is a requirement of the role.


We would also consider:


  • Medical Officer who is working towards Addiction Services
  • GP with experience in addictions practice


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 22 December 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)
  • 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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