Job Title: Psychiatrist – Child & Adolescent – Child & Family 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.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a specialised Child and Family Unit which has a 20-bed child and adolescent mental health inpatient facility working with young people from 0-18 years of age and their families. They are one of only three specialist inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service units in the country serving a very large region with a strong commitment to collaboration retween young people, family, staff and other services. They also have a three bed mother and baby unit which is the second only in the country which is part of a multi-disciplinary team.
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 child and adolescent psychiatry;
• 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.
• Be involved in their on-call roster of child and adolescent psychiatrists from across the Auckland region;
• 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.