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LOCUM - Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult

LOCUM - Six Months - Consultant Psychiatrists (x2)
Southland Hospital

Community Mental Health or Inpatient Care 
0.8 or 1.0 FTE with On Call


We are seeking applications from suitably experienced psychiatrists to LOCUM with us directly and help us meet our service requirements at Southland Hospital, Southland – The New Zealand We All Dream Of


By taking up a LOCUM contract directly with us means:

  • Better & Competitive Daily and on-call rates
  • Flexibility on total hours per week
  • Accommodation for length of stay
  • Vehicle for duration of stay
  • Return flights from point of origin to Invercargill
  • Registration & Visa costs can be negotiated into your package if not already held


Mō te tūranga | About the role
Our Community Mental Health Teams are made up of health professionals who provide a range of specialist mental health services for adults who have been diagnosed with a significant mental illness.  Your responsibilities will include assessment and treatment while working collaboratively with the primary health sector.  You will have a strong commitment to service user and family / whanau inclusion in service delivery and a focus on recovery as well as having a sound understanding of and commitment to biculturalism.  


Mōu ake | About you
As a Consultant Psychiatrist with either Community Mental Health and/or Inpatient Caresetting, 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 the Southland region. 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.


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. Check us out on Southland – The New Zealand We All Dream Of!


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Friday, 27 October 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 further information on flexibily and to discuss rates directly 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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