Job Title: Consultant Psychiatrist – Adult Acute Inpatient Unit
Open to: Psychiatrists from all countries
Location: Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Job Type: Permanent, Direct Hire, FTE 1.0, 40 hours per week
Relocation: Yes there will be some financial and logistical assistance
Salary: NZ$150,000-200,000 Depending on Experience
Start Date: Within 90 days after offer acceptance
Work Status: All overseas Psychiatrists are invited to apply
Be part of New Zealand’s public health sector including this mental health service which has a good international reputation and is renowned academically as being our largest teaching hospital. Mental Health Services work closely in alliance with the University of Auckland and its faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. There is a patient-focused partnership which aims to speed the translation of research from the bench to the bedside. This patient-centred approach underpins the development of their health workforce, informs research strategies, invigorates clinical teaching and ensures that scientific breakthroughs and advances in medical care reach their patients faster.
We are looking for a consultant level psychiatrist to join a multi-disciplinaryh team in their Adult Acute Inpatient Unit which services the population of central Auckland via a 58 bed unit which includes a 12 bed ICU. The Acute Inpatient Unit has a team of highly skilled Psychiatrists, Nurses and Allied Health staff who provide assessments, diagnoses and treatments for adults with serious mental illness and severe psychological disorders. They work in close collaboration with the service user, their family/whanau and the community clinical teams to promote recovery.
They are based in a modern, purpose built facility which is close to the Medical School with easy access via public transport.
Primary Requirements Include but aren’t limited to:
• Registerable with the New Zealand medical Council to practice Psychiatry;
• FRANZCP or equivalent;
• Experience and qualified in adult psychiatry;
• May have a special interest in adult acute psychiatry;
• May have a specialist interest in substance use disorders or some other specialty area relevant to acude adult inpatient care;
• Excellent working knowledge of the NZ mental health field including relevant legislation, eg the Mental Health Act;
• Five years or more clinical practice in mental health;
• Committed to a multi-cultural practice;
• Sound understanding and commitment to Recovery Principles;
• High standard of English fluency including verbal and written communications;
• PC literacy;
• Able and willing to commit at least 2-3 years to begin with; and
• Meet requirements for a work visa.
Primary job responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:
• Provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment in collaboration with the service user, their family/whanau and carers and the multi-disciplinary team to promote recovery.
• Enjoy great support and equally impressive diversity utilising a variety of evidence based therapies and case management;
• Thrive professional in providing your clinical expertise and knowledge to most areas of young peoples’ mental health.
• Be part of a collaborative based team;
• Supporting clinical case management, communication and liaison, teaching and supervision, service development, cultural safety and professional development, details of which are available via a position description.