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Locum Psychiatrist (Older Persons) 3-6 months - New Zealand

Consultant - Psychiatry
Ref: 1679 Date Posted: Thursday 18 Jan 2018
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We are seeking a locum Psychiatrist (Old Age) for a friendly and professional team situated in one of the country’s most iconic kiwi city locations that thrives on its adventure tourist economy. Minimum 3 months with the flexibility to extend.

  • Due to the short-term nature of the role and the requirement to work as a specialist, this position requires you to be eligible to register via Locum Tenens with Medical Council of New Zealand, meaning you should hold FRANZCP (or equivalent, e.g. MRCPsych with CCT or CCST). In addition, you must be willing to commence in early 2018 and commit for the full 3 months initially.
  • Competitive salary, reasonably priced housing and a variety of inexpensive leisure activities make living in this part of New Zealand a positive choice
  • Ideal locum opportunity

The Role

The positions will involve working along side other Psychiatrists within the respective teams (Older Adults, Child and Adolescent), working in the Lakes DHB community across Rotorua and Taupo areas. The Older Adult position will include some inpatient care of patients with both functional and organic illnesses. There are ample private practice opportunities to supplement a part time DHB appointment.

The Location

If you’re not familiar with this part of New Zealand, Rotorua and the lakes region is visually stunning and an area of unique natural beauty and geothermal activity, offering a great outdoors lifestyle, perfect for taking advantage of the region’s hot summers and mild winters.

There are 13 different lakes in the immediate area and easy road access to the rest of the North Island and Auckland, so day trips to the beaches in the East and to the seasonal ski slopes in the West are only an hour away by car. Although this location is a small city (population 59,000), it’s vibrant and has a huge tourist and adventure sports industry that drives the local economy and welcomes tourists from all over the world, all year round. It is also an area steeped in New Zealand history and Maori legend and offers a variety of opportunities to learn more about the Maori culture. It really is a unique place to live.

There is a domestic airport with daily flights to Auckland International Airport, making connections to/from Rotorua really easy.

Find out more about the Rotorua Lifestyle here

Next Steps

We have assisted many Doctors 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

Find out more about our Referral Reward Scheme 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