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Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

We are looking for someone who has had great training and experiences and has then taken it up a level! We want someone who is an outstanding communicator, doesn’t settle for ‘job done’ but aims for ‘Awesome Job’. Someone who can ‘join in’ with amazing colleagues and see the true value of working within a multi-disciplinary team. We need someone who meets with a family and young person and draws on their strengths and not just their ‘illness’, who works alongside them to achieve mutual goals, is able to be compassionate when things don’t go to plan and able to help a family reset! Its imperative that you have a good sense of humour and are able to enjoy the team. We know we are asking for a lot but feel that the right person with the right attitude is a whisper away – check out our job description, give us a ring for a chat but above all if we have your interest, don’t hesitate, do it today!

More about us:

We provide comprehensive out-patient based services with ever growing outreach into the community. Our services include:

  • Duty/crisis intervention service within a dedicated Intake team
  • Community liaison
  • Outreach clinics (in Tararua)
  • Small service in Horowhenua
  • Eating disorder team
  • Growing group program (DBT, ALERT, Yoga & boxing, Emotional regulation skills group for parents)
  • Various therapies (DBT, CBT, ACT, child Psychotherapy, Family therapy)

We have a really well functioning and supportive team here in the CAMHS service for MidCentral and we want someone who will add to that culture. We actively encourage a work life balance and appreciate flexibility can be important, we are happy to discuss options! Whether you are looking for permanent, fixed term or part time positions, we are open to it – please reach out for a confidential chat.

What can we offer you?

  • A diverse, dynamic and supportive team
  • Opportunity to undertake pathology work with MedLab Central
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Six weeks annual leave and 10 days CME
  • Opportunities to mentor and develop junior doctors
  • Relocation packages for national and international candidates

We have a commitment to continuing medical education and professional development and our peer review group is enrolled with the maintenance of professional standards programme of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. We are recognised by the College for registrar training. If you want to develop a service delivery model, have an area of special interest or seek an opportunity to get involved in research, do let us know.

About our region:

Manawatū is known for its effortless blend of city and rural living; here you can choose your ideal lifestyle, from peaceful rural villages, to bustling townships, or city life. The region includes the charming towns of Feilding, Kimbolton, Āpiti, Himatangi Beach, Linton and Ashhurst to name a few, and at the centre of it all is the city of Palmerston North, the lively, multi-cultural heart of Manawatū. Over 120,000 people choose to call Manawatū home, and with a diverse landscape like this it's easy to see why!

It's a family-friendly place that's easy to live and work, with easy access to an array of outdoor activities – beaches, ski fields, lakes, mountains, as well as fantastic mountain biking and hiking tracks. No traffic and an easy commute to work, really help a with true work-life balance. Our fantastic central location means exploring other parts of New Zealand is easy as a drive or a short flight. We are well served with excellent schooling options, as well as two tertiary institutes – Massey University and the International Pacific College.

If you want to know more about we can offer, or just a confidential chat please reach out to our CAFMHS Clinical Manager, Bev Huttley bev.huttley@midcentraldhb.govt.nz or 063507629, alternatively you can reach out to our Recruitment Specialist, Denella Statham denella.statham@midcentraldhb.govt.nz