Psychiatrist – Forensic – Child & Adolescent Community 06-383

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Psychiatrist – Forensic – Child & Adolescent Community 06-383

:  Auckland
:  Psychiatry
Job Type
:  Full-Time, Permanent
:  Yes
:  NZ$150,000-200,000
Start Date
:  90 days after offer

Job Title: Psychiatrist – Regional Youth Forensic Service (RYFS) – Child & Adolescent Community
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 position is a core children’s worker under the VCA and requires full safety checks completed before any new employee starts. Be part of an exciting and innovative multi-disciplinary team that provides consultation, assessments, court ordered reports, court based liaison services and short, focused interventions for young offenders presenting to the youth justice system with mental health issues. They also provide mental health care for adolescent residents at the secure youth justice facility.

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 Specialist Psychiatric service to RYFS regional team for clients under the care of the team which includes involvement in acute and planned assessments providing advice as to the ongoing care and treatment of children and adolescents with mental health problems;
• Provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment in collaboration with the service user, their family/whanau and carers and the multi-disciplinary team to promote recovery;
• Contribute to the delivery of child and adolescent mental health services which allows you to thrive professional in providing your clinical expertise and knowledge to most areas of young peoples’ mental health.
• Be part of a team which has a strong commitment to collaboration between young people, family, staff and their services;
• Be part of interagency liaison, training while contributing to ongoing service development;
• Be part of an on-call roster;
• 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.

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