Be part of our public healthcare system serving adults in a community on the West Coast of the South Island that truly is a beautiful place to live and work offering a peaceful and quiet setting allowing you to truly experience a work-life balance that exemplifies the Kiwi lifestyle.
This role has been created to provide effective, specialist psychiatrist assessment and treatment services to clients, advice and care for patients as part of their mental health services.
You will liaise closely with other health care professionals in collaboration with a team of specialists, nursing and allied health colleagues. Settings may include general practice, tending to the elderly, general medicine and a range of mental health services.
Environment encompasses disabilities and long-term physical health conditions that may have a significant impact on mental health and the well-being of their clients. If not addressed,, mental health and addiction issues can lead to less than desired health outcomes and reduced quality of life. The position is intended to rise to the challenges presented.
Providing a holistic approach to with service provision focusing on integrating between primary and secondary services, physical and mental health services.
Services provided include (a) comprehensive adult mental health services, (b) dementia support, (c) psychiatric emergencies, (d) Maori mental health needs, (e) alcohol and other drug issues including OST programme, (f) child and adolescent support and (g) general hospital consultation-liaison.
The Psychiatrist assumes clinical responsibility for all of the above psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services and other responsibilities outside of the mental health settings.
Psychiatrist liaises with regional specialist staff to support the teams and clients of the dementia, alcohol, other drugs, child and adolescent services when the designated specialist is offsite.
Note: A more complete position description providing more job details is available upon request.