Specialist Psychiatrist – Senior Medical Officer – Inpatient Adult Mental Health & Addictions Services

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Specialist Psychiatrist – Senior Medical Officer – Inpatient Adult Mental Health & Addictions Services

:  Hamilton
:  New Zealand
:  Psychiatry
Job Type
:  Permanent, Direct Hire (Minimum 12 months requested)


You would be part of a dynamic, caring, intelligent, collegial team of other mental health professionals who are passionate about what they do. The team is multi-disciplinary and regularly participate in service leadership and development activities. Besides seeing patients you would supervise, support and mentor trainees, registrars, peers and others as required.

AMHS provides mental health assessment and treatment services to people with a suspected or diagnosed mental illness between the ages of 18 and 65 in the Waikato district. Persons between the ages of 16 and 18, and over the age of 65 may also be included on a case by case basis. Outpatient services are provided from outpatient community clinics across the Waikato region.

Inpatient services are provided across wards 34, 35 and 36 of the local Hamilton hospital.

A semi-integrated model is used to provide continuity of care for consumers accessing services across outpatient and inpatient to discharge back to the community. Referrals are accepted from any person or service but the preference is for GP referral with background medical Page 3 information.

Acute community and crisis services are provided by AMHS during working hours and by the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre and CAT Service after hours. Liaison services are also provided to the general hospital through the Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service. Routine hours are from 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday.

Applicants must have completed their specialist training and be eligible for vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand.

The position offers an attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance in most instances and CME allowance.

Please reply with a copy of your resumé in Word format if you are potentially interested.

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