AR-120 Psychiatrist Adults Acute Care – Auckland and Hamilton – New Zealand

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AR-120 Psychiatrist Adults Acute Care – Auckland and Hamilton – New Zealand

:  Auckland
:  New Zealand
:  Psychiatry
Job Type
:  Full-Time
:  Yes
:  DOE
Start Date
:  Negotiable

Title:              Consultant Psychiatrist, Adult Acute Inpatient Mental Health (Two Vacancies)

Hours:            1.0 Full-Time Equivalent, 42.5 hours a week

Job type:        Permanent, Direct Hire

Country:        New Zealand

City:               Auckland and Hamilton

Salary:           NZ$161,000-240,000 depending on years’ post board certification experience with 15 years’ or more NZ$240,000

More $:         Up to NZ$35,00-50,000 additional compensation for being on-call and other goodies

Relocation:   NZ$15,000 plus four weeks’ accommodations and rental car

Rego:            Your NZ Medical Registration costs will be reimbursed

Job Type:     Minimum two years’ commitment required

Visa:             Work visa sponsorship available


Background Information:

I have two Adults inpatient vacancies to fill including one based in Auckland, our largest city and one in Hamilton, both of which are on the North Island.  Auckland has a 58 bed unit including 12 beds in ICU.  Hamilton is smaller in size.  Both hospitals practice a values based philosophy in their treatment programmes while providing great support with equally impressive diversity.  Their goal is to provide the best health outcomes for their people.  They work hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population that they serve.  Applications from all background who have the necessary capabilities are invited to apply.  If you value diversity, inclusivity and empathy then I would like to hear from you!


Job Duties:

In both positions you would be part of a multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled mental health professionals including Psychiatrists, Nurses and Allied Health staff providing assessments, diagnoses and treatments for adults with serious mental illness and severe psychological disorders.  You would work in a collaborative team orientated environment that is service user and family friend for the entire Whanau to promote recovery.


The Auckland role is close to the Auckland University Medical School and next to a beautiful park, near the scenic harbour with immediate access to all that the city centre can provide.  Hamilton is home to Waikato University and is a city of 150,000 offering a mid-city feel to it.


What we’re looking for includes a Psychiatrist who:

Is enthusiastic and proactive with a specialist interest and experience in adult, acute psychiatry;

Must be eligible for your provisional vocational registration in psychiatry;

Must meet all Immigration New Zealand (INZ) requirements for a work visa including health and background checks;

Able and willing to commit at least two years and longer if you want to stay; and

Able and willing to practice within professional and ethical guidelines;

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with services users integrating recovery principles into psychiatry;

Provide clinical input and support to the team to achieve objectives for the good of the whole;

Seeks out opportunities to support others in achieving shared goals;

Recognises individual differences and needs;

Expresses information effectively, both orally and in writing;

Is able to provide and receive feedback;

Can negotiate and facilitate;

Can adjust to language and different styles matching the receiver’s own way of communicating while considering their own frame of reference;

Actively seeks cultural advice;

Is able to identify, evaluate and monitor outcomes of interventions;

Identifies areas for service improvement;

Develops actions to continuously improve and implement service deliverables;

Sets high standards and strives to achieve stretching goals;

Displays drive and energy while persisting in overcoming obstacles;

Copes well with stress;

Is resilient to change and understands one’s own personal limitations;

Is good at planning and prioritising workload; and

Has a sense of humour and enjoys working with people from various parts of the world while supporting a diverse population.


Benefits package

6 weeks annual leave per annum;

11 paid public holidays per annum;

10 paid CME days per annum for a total of 51 paid days off from work;

$16,000 for CME per year;

$15,000 relocation if you commit to at least two years;

Reimbursement of indemnity insurance, registration fees and college membership;

May be eligible for up to 6% matching employer contribution to government actuary approved superannuation scheme; and

Up to 30 paid sick days a year.


Why New Zealand

People are lovely;

You don’t have to see a new patient every 15 or 30 minutes;

Sane politics;

Work here is much less stressful than in the US, UK and many other countries;

Great place to live and work if you are towards the end of your career and looking for an adventure for 2-3 years;

Excellent place to raise children with a good public, school system; and

Our highly coveted, sought after, world class Kiwi Lifestyle.



Generally speaking, my Psychiatrists from the US find working here to be far less stressful than in the States.   Here are some comments from expat US Psychiatrists now working in New Zealand:


“You work with a team that often includes a Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and Mental Health Nurse”;

“There is always someone who knows the patient better than you”;

“The biggest factor is that you never see more than about five or six patients a day”;

“Generally speaking, working here in an outpatient role has far lower stress”; and

“People are still nice here.”



Either I or the hospital will handle your entire registration application.  All you have to do is to provide the information as requested and pay the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) invoices.



Email me a copy of your CV, Skype name, FaceTime or phone number and I’ll give you a bell.


Kind regards

Naku noa na/Kind regards

Larry Beck, Director

Align International Recruitment Ltd

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