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General Adult Psychiatrist (Inpatient) - New Zealand

Consultant - Psychiatry
Ref: 3252 Date Posted: Monday 08 May 2017
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We are seeking a General Adult Psychiatrist with a strong interest in acute care and broad skill sin general adult mental health in the inpatient setting. 


Northland District Health Board provides a specialist clinical mental health and addiction service to people in Northland. These services are designed to cater for people with significant mental illness and/ or addiction that is beyond the scope of primary care services.

The successful candidate will be an effective member of multidisciplinary teams in both Mental Health and Addiction service and other specialist services. The main function of the role is to provide psychiatric assessment and management of acutely unwell inpatients based in the Tumanako Unit and Whangarei Subacute Unit.  You will also provide assessment and management, to participate in court hearings and to undertake any other activities required to fulfill the role of responsible clinician for patients subject to the Mental Health Act.

With its high sunshine hours and fantastic natural environment, including white sandy beaches and native forests, it has the reputation of being one of the country’s premier tourist and lifestyle destinations, and is a popular holiday choice for both Kiwis and international visitors. The region is an area rich in Maori and European history, and has great cultural significance to the Maori people, some of the oldest traces of Maori settlement can be found here and newcomers will experience a real connection with the culture and way of life.

    Experience a comparable health system where your qualifications are recognised
    Competitive remuneration packages (circa NZD$180k to NZD$280k, depending on your experience)
    Generous relocation assistance
    Continuing Medical Education (CME) allowance plus 10 days CME leave

Find out more about Northland here 

Why NZ?

New Zealand is becoming more and more a location of choice for those who previously considered Australia as the most desirable location down under. Its rapid growth compared to other developed countries has recently been referred to as a “rock star economy” and it was voted the best place in world to raise a family by the 2014 HSBC Expat Explorer Survey, with the report describing it as “an ideal destination to raise active, outdoorsy and healthy children.”
Consultant Psychiatrists are well-remunerated and enjoy good working conditions and an excellent work life balance in New Zealand.

There’s never been a better time to look more closely at what NZ has to offer:

    No geographical restrictions – opportunities in major cities, towns, coastal, and rural locations
    Great transport links, most locations fly to International Airports making flight connections to/from NZ easy
    Excellent educational system, with private and public schools as well as a number of tertiary institutions
    Strong real estate market and affordable housing to suit your style – apartment, townhouse, or lifestyle block
    Incredible scenery and diverse wildlife – explore the great outdoors from beaches to mountains, see dolphins, whales and native birds
    Living well and feeling healthy is embraced as a lifestyle for all the family

We are Licenced New Zealand Immigration Advisors and provide support & advice

Next Steps

We have assisted many Psychiatrists in making the move to New Zealand and we’d be delighted to discuss the options with you in strictest confidence. You can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page

We also offer a referral reward, so if you refer a Friend and we place them, you’ll receive £500! Click here for details

Read our Guide to Living and Working in New Zealand to learn more about the lifestyle

Learn more about the English Language requirements and if they are applicable to you

Check your eligibility for Medical Registration with Medical Council of New Zealand or ask us for advice

If this sounds like the perfect job you can apply using the blue button below. Or if you’d like to find out more about this job or have an informal chat, please get in touch with us:

Laura Sanders

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: 0131 240 5265 LinkedIn