AR-119 New Zealand Generalist Adults Psychiatrist Working with Rural Communities Psychiatry

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AR-119 New Zealand Generalist Adults Psychiatrist Working with Rural Communities Psychiatry

:  Christchurch
:  New Zealand
:  Psychiatry

Dear Psychiatrist

If you are a currently board certified in Psychiatry and open to exploring a Christchurch based position offering a high degree of flexibility travelling to clinics in beautiful, rural Canterbury province, then please reply for a confidential chat.

Note, if this role isn’t for you I have plenty of other opportunities for Psychiatrists in New Zealand, including outpatient, inpatient and/or combination of both.

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Christchurch is a city of around 380,000, our second largest city and gateway to our Southern Alps and a plethora of outdoor activities available to those who are lucky enough to live on the South Island.  Christchurch is known as the Garden City for its many beautiful parks and flowers


This employer is a global leader in delivering integrated health care solutions while always striving to make it better for their clients serving 600,000 New Zealanders in the Christchurch and Canterbury provincial region.  To put their communities at the centre of their health system they are putting their own people at the centre of everything that they do.  Taking care of others and respecting them while taking responsibility for delivering outcomes requires working with integrity as well as a passionate commitment to the well-being of others.


This position is 42.5 hours a week, 1.0FTE .  The successful Doctor will provide care to several clinics spread around the rural, farmland and mountainous areas outside Christchurch.  Role includes lots of CL with GPs and visits to medical practices offering a degree of networking that is a necessary component when supporting our rural communities.  You will use your specialist knowledge and clinical expertise to deliver innovative care that meets each individual’s needs.  You won’t be alone in your work as you play a leading role collaborating with an established multi-disciplinary team contributing towards the ongoing developer of client-centred support and treatment frameworks.

You will be offered flexible working arrangements, heaps of independence with a genuine, ongoing focus on your career development.

Essential Competencies Include:

  • Board certified in Psychiatry;
  • Must have specialist skills that map to the needs of serving a rural population that includes farmers and others;
  • Must be eligible for your provisional, vocational registration in Psychiatry;
  • Got to be a strong team player who puts your clients and their whanau or extended family first and at the centre of everything you do;
  • Able and willing to work independently, as appropriate;
  • Able to develop new ways to work with clients and their families to improve outcomes;
  • Must have a lovely personality with a smashing sense of humour!;
  • Full driver’s license;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Able and willing to travel outside of Christchurch occasionally staying overnight in a small, rural community;
  • Able to provide a clean and clear police clearance for your work visa and employer;
  • Able to meet Immigration New Zealand’s health, police background check and other requirements for a work visa; and
  • Able and willing to commit at least 12 months.



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The hospital or I would totally handle your registration application process.


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Would you like to have a no-pressure, informational chat with me about the entire process from medical registration, to interviewing for a job, work visa and any other questions that you may have?

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