(Forensic) Consultant Psychiatrist – Christchurch, New Zealand – AR-194 – Doctor chooses length of time to commit, ie several weeks, months or longer

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(Forensic) Consultant Psychiatrist – Christchurch, New Zealand – AR-194 – Doctor chooses length of time to commit, ie several weeks, months or longer

:  Christchurch
:  New Zealand
:  Forensic Psychiatry
Job Type
:  Full-time, Length of Contract Depends on Doctor
:  Yes
:  DOE
Start Date
:  Negotiable

• Are you a Psychiatrist who thrives on seeing and treating your patients in an inpatient setting?
• Has Forensic Psychiatry ever intrigued you but you have never had the opportunity to learn and be properly trained in this high-demand Subspecialty?
• Are you open to learning the ins-and-outs of Forensic Psychiatry?
• Does living in Christchurch, the gateway to our beautiful South island appeal?
• Do you like to spend time in the outdoors as part of your “down” time?
• How does it sounds that you get to choose how many weeks or months you want to live and work in our beautiful country sound?
If you answered yes to the above then please read on as I have an excellent opportunity for you!
Position details include:
 1.0FTE or full-time position;
 Rostered on-call that includes weekends when on duty;
 There are several inpatient units including acute with 15 beds and three full-time Psychiatrists; one prison clinic where Psychiatrists see up to four patients every two weeks; medium security or open rehab as part of the forensic community team with a caseload of 30 divided between two Psychiatrists; and one extended care uni with nine beds that has slow movement through this unit;
 Usually have one court report ongoing that is part of the role with ample time provided to create reports during normal working hours;
 Travel would be limited to providing CL in the region with perhaps two trips a year outside of Christchurch and provide evidence to the courts;
 You would be part of a team that has 6.5 FTE Psychiatrists;
 Multi-disciplinary teams include OTs, Clinical Psychologists, Social workers, Registered Nurses and allied health personnel;
Benefits package that is pro rata based on how long you want to live and work that includes up to:
• 6 weeks annual leave per annum that is defined as working for a minimum of 12 months;
• 13 paid public holidays per annum
• 10 paid CME days per annum;
• $16,000 for CME per annum;
• There may be some help with airfare and accommodations;
• 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;
• 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 a few months;
• Excellent place to raise children with a good public, school system; and
• Our highly coveted, sought-after, world-class Kiwi Lifestyle Is all yours if living on the South Island.
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.”

Medical Registration
Larry or the employer will handle your entire registration application. All you have to do is to provide the information that he asks for and pay the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) invoices.

Other Areas?
Interested in other types of positions including General Adults Outpatient, Child and Adolescent? I have vacancies in these areas, too!

Compensation (Note: All $ are in NZD)
Step 6 April 2020 4 April 2022
15 $244,560 $250,560
14 $237,937 $243,937
13 $231,823 $237,823
12 $225,199 $231,199
11 $217,557 $223,557
10 $211,952 $217,952
9 $206,542 $212,542
8 $201,135 $207,135
7 $195,729 $201,729
6 $190,322 $196,322
5 $184,915 $190,915
4 $179,508 $185,508
3 $174,100 $180,100
2 $168,693 $174,693
1 $164,369 $170,369

Email me at larry@alignrecruitment.com to start your journey towards our beautiful land and friendly people.

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