New Year. New Job. New Lifestyle 2021.
We are seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist (General Adult, Community) for a permanent position based in Whangarei in the stunning subtropical Northland region of NZ.
- Relaxed lifestyle just 2 hours from Auckland
- FRANZCP or equivalent specialist qualifications (e.g. FRCPsych/ MRCPsych with CCT)
- General Adult, Community Mental Health - Interest in Intensive Care Model
- An interest in working with people and their whanau (family) that present with high and complex needs / forensic history
- Easy commute to and from work
- Enjoy sailing, scuba diving, paddleboarding, mountain biking, surfing…
- Explore the beautiful natural surroundings – white sandy beaches, native forest & Gateway to the stunning Bay of Islands
This is an important appointment for the local community and an exciting opportunity to be involved in a growing service at the forefront of both primary and secondary care innovations.
You will be part of a multidisciplinary team working in partnership with other health, social and community sectors, contributing to an integrated model of service delivery. While this position primarily provides adult community based clinical care for Whangarei, it may also include speciality services and rural clinics outside of the city.
For this role, you will have broad specialist experience in General Adult psychiatry and a sound understanding of contemporary models of care.
In addition, you will also have proven leadership skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; an interest in medical education and teaching, including providing supervision and education to medical students, registrars and other clinical staff; and of course, a commitment to contributing to ongoing quality improvement programmes.
You will also enjoy working in a multicultural workforce, and being based in a friendly coastal community.
What’s on offer?
- Total package ranges NZ$190,000 - $300,000 per annum, depending on experience
- This includes: Base salary from NZ$164,369 to $244,560 pa, depending on level of experience; on call calculated on top of your base; Continuing Medical Education Allowance NZ$16,000 + 10 days CME leave pa.
- Plus relocation assistance
Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres and a population of 180,000, spanning from just north of Auckland right up to Cape Reinga at the very top of the North Island. Whangarei is the main urban centre and where this role is based.
With its high sunshine hours and fantastic natural environment, including white sandy beaches and native forests, Northland has the reputation of being one of the country’s premier tourist and lifestyle destinations, and is a popular holiday choice for both New Zealanders and international visitors.
It’s a region rich in Māori and European history, some of the oldest traces of Māori settlement can be found here. Today, 35% of the Northland population identify as Māori, so newcomers will experience a real connection with the culture and way of life here, which provides valuable exposure and rewarding experiences both professionally and socially.
Popular water recreation areas include the Bay of Islands and Poor Knights Islands Reserves for world class scuba diving, sailing and fishing. You can also enjoy al fresco dining, paddle boarding, golfing, hiking and mountain biking and so much more.
Whangarei has easy access transport links to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, which is only a two hour drive away. There is also a busy domestic airport, with numerous daily flights to Auckland (35 minutes) that connect to Auckland International Airport.
Find out more about Whangarei and the Northland region
Medical Registration Requirements
Ideally, you will hold FRANZCP and full Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).
Alternatively, if not NZ-trained, you will hold equivalent specialist qualifications from either UK (via FRCPsych/ MRCPsych and CCT), Australia (FRANZCP), Canada (FRCPSC), or the USA (American Board Certified) that will enable specialist registration with Medical Council of New Zealand via the Provisional Vocational registration (long term) pathway or Locum Tenens (short term, up to 12 months) registration pathway.
These are the two specialist pathways for medical registration in NZ for psychiatrists and we can assist with medical registration and facilitate the work visa, if successfully appointed.
** Primary Source Verification using EPIC **
From 1st November 2017, all relevant qualifications must now be verified by ECFMG using the EPIC system on behalf of the Medical Council of New Zealand.
If you are committed to working in New Zealand, we encourage doctors to start this process off as soon as possible if you hold qualifications from outside NZ. Delays in verifications can impact on start dates, if not completed timeously. Candidates are invited to log on to EPIC and complete this step online. EPIC verifies your identity and your qualifications directly with you.
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