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Consultant Psychiatrist

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

About Southern DHB

Welcome to Southern DHB, our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB's in New Zealand. We proudly provide top quality healthcare to our population and you'll see a wide range of presentations and provide clinics both at our main clinic in Invercargill as well as our rural clinics. Southern District Health Board embraces the use of technology, and in this role you will need to be comfortable with technology and the use of video conference in the clinical setting.

Our team enjoy a close relationship with the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Dunedin School of Medicine and with that, ready access to continuing professional development and provide training to students. 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.

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.

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 bi-culturalism. 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.

For further information please contact Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor - Senior Medical Officers, phone +64 3 470 9604 or email:

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Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous public service departments and statutory Crown entities only)