Consultant Psychiatrist – Home Based Treatment Team
Adult Community Mental Health and Addictions Acute Care Team
Employment Type: Permanent – 0.6 FTE – Note for overseas applicants who do not have NZ work authorisation, if interested I would ask the employer if they can fund this position for at least 0.8FTE in order to qualify for a work visa.
He Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role
We are looking for an enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist to join our Adult Community Mental Health and Addictions Acute Care Team.
This newly created service is an integral part of the Adult Community Mental Health and Addictions Acute Care Team and wider community mental health services. The Home-Based Treatment Team is based on the premise that for some people their recovery is better enabled by treating them at home in the community they live in, surrounded by the people they are closest to.
The primary functions of the Home-based treatment team are to:
• Provide an alternative to inpatient admission.
• Provide intensive response to mental health crisis to prevent an inpatient admission.
• Support an early facilitated discharge from the psychiatric inpatient unit.
• Provide intensive support in a community setting, while mental health crisis resolves.
This is a new role in a great team. In this role you will be providing high quality assessment and treatment services within a multidisciplinary acute care team. The role requires someone who can work from a collaborative model with Tangata Whaiora and encourage the involvement of whānau in the care of Tangata Whaiora.
The Home-Based Treatment Psychiatrist appointed to this role will have the opportunity to live and work in the beautiful Bay of Plenty and shape the future of local services. There is support for academic interests and a strong clinical community. If you like to work in a team that puts the client and their family/whānau at the centre, and is collaborative, creative and collegial, please consider this your next job.
This is a permanent 0.6FTE part-time position, working 48 hours per fortnight. (At the moment this position does not provide enough working hours to qualify for a work visa but I would be happy to enquire if additional funding could be found to increase this to 0.8FTE or 1.0FTE.)
He Kōrero mōu – About You
Criteria for this position:
• You need to be a Vocationally Registered Psychiatrist with the Medical Council of NZ or be eligible for this.
• Expert clinical experience and knowledge
• Have fellowship of RANZCP or the equivalent is essential.
Applying from overseas? You can complete the self-assessment tool on the Medical Council of New Zealand website to determine which pathway to registration (as a medical practitioner in New Zealand) you might be eligible for.
Mō Tātou – Location and Employer
Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities. The Bay of Plenty is also a great base from which to explore New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific islands and Asia.
This employer is spread across a vast geographical area and centered across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. They serve a population of approximately 308,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki with a staff of over 4000 staff.
Ko o tatou painga – Their Benefits
• Access to ongoing in-house professional development
• Relocation assistance available for international candidates
• Access to Immigration and Medical Registration support
• Commitment to staff wellness and healthy working practices (e.g. We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
• Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
• Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
• Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership
• Free flu vaccinations
• Free onsite parking
• Discounts (with local businesses)
Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Their Values
At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty (formally Bay of Plenty District Health Board BOPDHB) we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.
Their manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it’s important that when recruiting, they recruit new colleagues who live by their CARE values.
They are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.