About the Job

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We have an opportunity for a Psychiatry SHO located in Whakatane, the beautiful Bay of Plenty Region

  • Relaxed coastal community
  • Only 1 hr drive to Tauranga (NZ’s fastest growing city)
  • Beautiful natural surroundings - white sandy beaches, native forest & birds, dolphins & orcas
  • August 2022 start date

This role is in-between a SHO and Junior Registrar grade post – perfect for those keen to pursue their career path within Psychiatry and ideally suited to those possessing 9-12 months Psychiatry experience.  You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team in a culturally diverse setting.  The team has a wealth of collective experience, and you will have close liaison with local general practitioners and pharmacists.

The Hospital

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board delivers services to a catchment area spanning from Waihi Beach down to Whangaparaoa on the coastline and inland to the Urewera, Kaimai and Mamaku ranges. This incorporates the towns and cities of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Opotiki.

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has two main sites. Tauranga Hospital (359-bed) provides health services to the people of the Western Bay of Plenty. A secondary hospital, it provides level 4-5 services including medical, surgical, paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology and mental health. Whakatane Hospital (110-bed) is approx. a 1 hour drive from Tauranga and covers the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

The wider Mental Health & Addiction Service includes General Adult Inpatient and outpatient services, Psychogeriatrics, Consult Liaison, Child and Adolescent, Drug and Alcohol and Maternal Mental Health services.  They are an accredited site for Psychiatry Registrars training through the Upper Central North Island (UCNI) training scheme and 5th and 6th year medical students through the University of Auckland.

The Location

Whakatāne (population 37,100) and the neighbouring township of Ōhope offer a warm, relaxed lifestyle with over 50 km of coastline to enjoy and explore.  

Whakatāne offers a coastal, relaxed lifestyle. With some of the best beaches in NZ on your doorstep such as Ohope, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa, Pukehina and Ohiwa - it's ideal for those who love the great outdoors. 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 more !

Located just 1 hour’s drive from Tauranga City and 3.5 hours from Auckland.  The warm and sunny climate makes it ideal for those who love the great outdoors and the beach life. 

There is a domestic airport with daily flights to Auckland’s international airport, making connections to/from Whakatane very easy (45 minutes).

Find out more about the Bay of Plenty and Whakatane here

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

sharon@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5276

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