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Ideal opportunity for a sabbatical or a long term move.

Lovely location and a highly-skilled, enthusiastic team.

We’re seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist for the Forensic and Intellectual Disabilities Service on a permanent or fixed term basis in Dunedin, a bustling university city in the stunning South Island.

  • Permanent or Fixed Term (12 months min), commencing 2018
  • 0.8fte Forensics & 0.2fte Intellectual Disabilities
  • Participation in the service-wide on-call roster
  • FRANZCP or equivalent specialist qualifications
  • Prestigious Otago Medical School co-located on campus
  • Opportunity for a Clinical Lecturer role, Dept of Psychological Medicine
  • Explore the South Island: Queenstown, Wanaka, Milford Sound…

Southern District Health Board’s Forensic Service is one of two regional services in the South Island and includes an Inpatient Forensic Mental Health Service (in a secure 13-bed unit), a Community Forensic Service, a Court Liaison Service and a Prison Liaison Service. This offers a full range of criminal forensic psychiatric services and there is the flexibility to work in your preferred area.

The Intellectual Disability Forensic service is also one of two regional services in South Island, with a 12-bed medium secure unit (with both forensic and dual diagnosis clients) and a 4-bed step down rehabilitation unit and community team (Forensic ID only).

As part of your role, you will participate in the service-wide on-call roster (supporting the on-call registrar).

As a prestigious teaching centre, you will also have an interest in medical education and being involved in teaching the next generation of psychiatrists. Southern DHB is affiliated with the Otago Medical School and Dunedin Hospital, and provides training to Registrars from the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

What’s on offer?

  • Total package circa NZ$180,000 - $300,000 pa, depending on level of experience
  • Includes base salary range NZ$158,141 - $230,000 pa (£82,700 - £120,000) depending on level of experience
  • Annual $16,000 Continuing Medical Education allowance & 10 days CME leave to attend conferences
  • Dedicated non-clinical time and multidisciplinary team working
  • Plus relocation assistance

The Location

Dunedin is the second largest city in the South Island. There is plenty to enjoy in this city, from an excellent restaurant and café culture, a brilliant shopping and fashion industry, a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, a brand new and extremely impressive stadium which was purpose built for the Rugby World Cup, surf beaches and more.

Add to this the spectacular scenery and diversity of leisure time opportunities available in the region, including mountain biking, hiking, wine country and lakes, plus the close proximity to Queenstown and Wanaka for skiing and adventure pursuits and you’ll realise why the region’s population is growing as more and more people choose to make it their home.

It’s about deciding whether you want the ten-minute drive, the 15-minute bike ride or the half hour walk to work. It’s about deciding what to do on the weekend – surf, drink coffee, shop or hike in the mountains just down the road. Dunedin is a safe environment and a treasure trove of family fun!

Follow the link to find out more about living in Dunedin.

Requirement for this role

Ideally you will hold FRANZCP and full Vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

Alternatively, if not NZ trained or based, you will hold equivalent specialist qualifications from either UK, Australia, Canada or USA that will enable Provisional Vocational (long term) registration or Locum Tenens (short term up to 12 months) registration. These are the specialist pathways for medical registration in NZ for Psychiatrists and we can assist with medical registration and work visa applications, if you are successfully appointed.

Please visit the MCNZ website for details on the medical registration requirements, including primary source verification of your qualifications which was introduced by MCNZ 1st November 2017.

For more details, please contact Caroline at caroline@headmedical.com with a copy of your CV.

Please note, Caroline is based in Wellington, New Zealand, having made the move with her family in September 2017.


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