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Senior Medical Officer/Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Palmerston North (MidCentral) Forensic Community Team

Service: Central Region Forensics & Rehabilitation Inpatient Services

Contract: 20 hrs per week/0.5 FTE

Salary: To be negotiated

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Our Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist is responsible for ensuring that all clinical steps necessary are taken to assist clients to achieve optimal health, wellbeing and safety through the provision of appropriate assessment, intervention and education. The Consultant Psychiatrist, as well as providing high quality diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of clients, is responsible for supporting clinical development of this service.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The regional arm of Te Korowai-Whāriki includes the Central Regional Forensic Mental Health Service which operates at the interface between Mental Health Services and the Justice System and works within the following settings – prisons, courts, community, and inpatient. The Service offers assessment and rehabilitation services to defendants charged with criminal offences and offenders who have psychiatric illness.

Moū – About you

We are looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist who will work in a multidisciplinary team setting, providing high quality diagnosis, treatment and follow up of mental health consumers and supporting the medical and psychiatric development of this service. The Consultant Psychiatrist is responsible for providing input to regular prison clinics, and follow up of Special Patients in the Community. In addition, the appointee is expected to provide court requested assessments and reports and may occasionally be required to attend court to give an expert opinion. Peer review, informal supervision and collegial support are provided on a two weekly basis at the Regional Forensic Service in Porirua. There are also opportunities for teaching Registrars and Trainee Interns. You must be vocationally registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand with a current Annual Practising Certificate. If applying from overseas you must meet the New Zealand Immigration Service requirements.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast DHB

Hutt Valley DHB

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

2DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed