About the Job

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We are seeking Psychiatry Registrars to be based in Whangarei in the stunning subtropical Northland region of NZ.

  • Relaxed lifestyle in a subtropical climate just 2 hours from Auckland
  • Sailing, world class scuba diving (PADI), paddleboarding, cycling, hiking, surfing
  • Beautiful natural surroundings - white sandy beaches, native forest & gateway to the Bay of Islands

Whangarei is part of the Northern Region Psychiatry Training Programme. Whangarei has had considerable success in providing comprehensive training to Registrars enabling them to gain Fellowship of the RANZCP. The Whangarei psychiatry program offers runs in acute inpatient psychiatry, community adult psychiatry, Māori mental health, child and youth mental health, liaison psychiatry and psychiatry for older adults.

There is excellent consultant support and access to regular local teaching and participation in teaching through the Northern Region training scheme.

Registrars will also participate in education of other staff as negotiated between the Registrar and supervising Consultant Psychiatrist.

  • renumeration is based on experience
  • start date December 2020

The Region

Whangarei is called the “Meeting place of the Pacific” because of its many international yachting visitors and the Northland region boasts some of the most scenic and exciting coastal areas of NZ in a subtropical climate.

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 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. As a result, Northland has developed into a real melting pot of cultures, which provides valuable exposure and rewarding experiences both professionally and socially. Today, 35% of the Northland population identify as Māori , so newcomers will experience a real connection with the (Tikanga) culture and way of life here.

Popular water recreation areas include the Bay of Islands and Poor Knights Islands Reserves for world class scuba diving (PADI), sailing and fishing. You can also enjoy al fresco dining, extreme sand boarding, paddle boarding, mountain biking, 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.

To find out more please contact Leona Young - Leona@headmedical.com 



For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Leona today.

leona@headmedical.com / +44 (0)131 240 5265

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