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Are you about to finish your Foundation Programme Training and unsure which field you would like to specialise in?  Do you want a career that could make a difference to people from all different backgrounds and ages?  With the ever-increasing challenge of mental health issues across the world, more and more focus is being placed upon the importance of health and well-being, with the need for mental and behavioural services at an all time high.

Head Medical are currently seeking a Senior House Officer with a keen interest in Psychiatry to join their client's hospital on the east cape of North Island, New Zealand.  This is a newly created position which offers a rare opportunity where you will gain invaluable experience by working closely with your Supervisor to formulate an individual learning programme tailored to suit both your needs as well as those of the Service.  

You will gain exposure to a range of unique cases within sub-specialties such as child and adolescent mental health, mental health of older people and community mental health.  You will further develop your career with the opportunity to participate in 

This is an excellent opportunity to join the mental health and addiction services department within a comprehensive, well-equipped secondary hospital with modern facilities. 

Locals enjoy easy access to a fantastic untouched natural environment, which lends itself to such outdoor pastimes as surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, swimming, mountain biking and hill walking etc.  It is also a popular holiday destination for other visiting Kiwis in the summertime, drawn to the hot summer weather, annual music festivals, vineyard tours and surfing competitions. 

The local airport has regular daily flights to Auckland and Wellington airports (1 hr flights), making international connections easy, as well as making other domestic destinations such as Queenstown and the Bay of Islands easily accessible.


You won’t find a better location to experience the laid-back kiwi lifestyle whilst having a truly unique learning experience.


Requirements for this role
To be considered for these roles, you will have at least two years working experience as a Medical Practitioner with experience of at least one rotation in Psychiatry and be keen to develop your career in this field.  You will need to hold general registration or be eligible for provisional general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.  There are different pathways for NZ and we can advise you if you’re unsure.  We will also assist with the medical registration and work visa applications if you are successfully appointed.

For a confidential chat, please contact Leona Young on 0131 240 5265 or 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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