There's no better place to enjoy the Kiwi Lifestyle!
We’re seeking a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join the Mental Health Service team in Tauranga Hospital in the stunning Bay of Plenty.
- Total package (circa NZ$200k–$280k pa), depending on level of experience
- Includes NZ$16k CME Allowance pa + 10 days leave to attend conferences
This is a new role in a great team providing support for academic interests and a strong clinical community.
The Hospital & Department
Tauranga Hospital provides health services to the people of the Western Bay of Plenty. A secondary hospital, it provides level 4-5 services including medical, surgical, paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology and mental health. There are 349 beds at Tauranga Hospital, including the Special Care Baby Unit, maternity and mental health. Approximately 224 beds are available for medical and surgical patients (including critical care and coronary care) with a further 58 for children and older people and 17 for medical day stay. Twenty four beds are designated for mental health patients and 10 for Mental Health for older people. The service offers community services for children and young people (up to 19 years) providing assessment, counselling, psychiatry and social work. The multidisciplinary team including psychologists, psychiatrist, social workers, family counsellor, early intervention worker, child psychotherapist, interagency and liaison workers.
Tauranga is now the 5th largest city in New Zealand with an urban population of 170,000 (regionally 230,000) and is only a 2.5 hour drive south of Auckland. It has always been a premier destination, but with a strong NZ economy and a very buoyant housing market with many beach frontage properties and luxury apartments, Tauranga is now the fastest growing city in New Zealand.
Tauranga - and in particular the suburb of Mount Maunganui - is well known across NZ for many things; the relaxed lifestyle, the sunshine, the café scene, the surfing, the white sandy beaches and natural salt water hotpools, and the safe and family-friendly lifestyle with excellent schools. It attracts families of all ages into the area and is a holiday favourite for visitors.
In the summertime, the population swells and holidaymakers and international travellers come to Tauranga and Mount Maunganui to enjoy the beach and sun. There’s a real buzz about the place, especially over Christmas, New Year and the January School holidays. A large number of cruise ships berth in Tauranga from October to April (the 2016/17 season had 83 cruise ships visiting with a passenger population of approx. 150,000).
- Voted New Zealand’s Best Beach 2017**
- Auckland is a 35 minute flight or a 2 hour easy drive
- Beautiful natural surroundings and marine life – safe harbour, white sandy beaches, native forest, dolphins, orcas
- Sea kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding, kitesurfing, powerboating, windsurfing, sailing
- Food and craft beer festivals, music festivals, wineries, major sporting events (ocean swimming, triathlon series)
More info on the Tauranga Lifestyle
If you fancy a fresh professional challenge in a lovely part of New Zealand, please contact Laura to have a confidential discussion or email firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your CV.
We also recruit to GP roles in Tauranga and surrounding areas, so if you have a partner/ spouse/ friend who is also looking for a role, we can find you a role together.
**TripAdvisor's 2017 Travellers' Choice Awards