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Consultant Psychiatrist

Consultant Psychiatrist, Invercargill

Southland Mental Health, Addictions, and Intellectual Disability Service – Adult Mental Health Acute Inpatient Unit and Community Services

  • We have a full-time position available on our inpatient ward and a position in the community team.  Applicants seeking part time hours would be considered.
  • Competitive and negotiable salary
  • Work within a supportive and high functioning multidisciplinary team
  • Enjoy a wide variety of lifestyle opportunities living in beautiful Southland

About Southern

At Southern, our people and our community matter to us. We are committed to delivering the best health outcomes for everyone. To help us do this, we need a strong workforce that reflects the community we serve.


We know that high quality and timely care is essential for supporting our patients through their mental health journey, and we are committed to providing a safe, supportive, collaborative, and high-quality service.


We encourage applications from clinicians who share our values and are passionate about making a difference.


The opportunity

Located in Invercargill, the breath of services provided by Southland Adult Mental Health Service includes the Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit (16-18 beds), the Invercargill Community Mental Health Team, the Southland Emergency Mental Health Team for the Southland population, a Child and Youth Mental Health Service and also a psychogeriatric service.


We are looking for Mental Health superstars to join our multi-disciplinary team in the Inpatient Unit or the Community Service to help us care for our local population. As a new team member, we offer a comprehensive orientation and induction to Southland Hospital and the Mental Health service. You will join a welcoming and unified group of Mental Health experts based at the Southland Hospital site. 


We offer non-clinical administration time, teaching and learning opportunities, career progression support, and a friendly and professional working environment. You will also have the opportunity to engage with local and regional colleagues.


We recognise there is more to life than mahi (work), and Southern has many staff benefits that reflect our commitment to staff wellbeing including discounted health insurance and free car parking on site. We also live in a very special part of Aotearoa with incredible scenery, affordable housing, education centres (primary school – tertiary), and outstanding recreational opportunities for you and your family to enjoy.


About you

  • Experience working with adult patients with mental illness in an Inpatient Unit and/or community setting
  • A motivated team player who delivers a high-quality care to patients and their family/whānau.
  • Commitment to clinical and professional development
  • Current registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Adhere to the professional codes of ethics and standards of practice of the New Zealand Medical Council.

Key responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive mental health assessments
  • Utilise evidence-based assessment tools and clinical expertise
  • Provide individualised, client-centred therapy
  • Monitor and evaluate clients' progress, adjusting treatment plans as necessary to support their mental well-being
  • Maintain accurate and confidential client records and other required documentation
  • Prescribe medications when appropriate.

We welcome applications from overseas applicants and can provide information about immigration and registration requirements. For further details about this role, please refer to the position description.


We would love to hear about you and your experience, and how we could help to further your career by joining our Southern team.  To find out more or discuss any questions you may have about these roles, please contact Agatha Chen on or 034709604.


How to apply

Applications for these roles close on 26 July 2024.

Please submit your application online via your experience and motivation to apply to this role.

If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, or require information in an accessible format, please contact discuss how we can best support your application.


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments include:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks

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