Consultant Psychiatrist | Older Persons' Mental Health, Christchurch

Last update 2024-04-24
Expires 2024-05-24
ID #2030976749
Consultant Psychiatrist | Older Persons' Mental Health, Christchurch
New Zealand, Canterbury, Christchurch,
Modified February 15, 2024


“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi


Puttingpeople at the heart of all we do”
Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-dayrunning of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local,district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices,ensuring continuity of services in the health system.
Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services tothe almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We arecommitted to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring ourpartnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.
The Team
Older Person Mental Health Service provides mental healthassessment and treatment for people 65 years and older in the Canterburyregion. It is part of the Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation Group of the Canterbury DHB.
Older Persons Mental Health have a close working relationshipwith Older Persons Health in-patient and community geriatric services as wellas Adult Specialist Mental Health, primary care medical and other communityservices providing treatment and support for older people.
Currently a team of ten psychiatrists lead interdisciplinaryteams providing: Inpatient care in two purpose-built wards at Burwood Hospital(opened June 2016) a mental health day hospital, a memory assessment clinic, alarge mental health community team and an old age psychiatry consult liaisonteam.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
We are seekingsomeone that is looking for a part-time, permanent position (0.57 FTE with theoption to pick up an additional 0.26 FTE until December 2024). You will beexpected to work collaboratively with and provide clinical leadership in an Inter-Disciplinary team setting.
Applicants shouldhold a current (or be eligible for) a Medical Council of New Zealand Practising Certificate with vocational registration as a Psychiatrist and hold a specialist qualification in Psychiatry recognized bythe Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. The successfulapplicants should have a sub-specialty qualification in Psychiatry of Old Ageor show extensive experience in this area of practice.
About Christchurch | Living in Ōtautahi
Ōtautahi, Christchurch is a great place to be, live and bring up yourfamily. It is easy to get around with just a short commute from work to home,no matter where you live in the city; you may ask about traffic in Christchurch? We will respond… what is traffic? We are surrounded by beautifulscenery with ample recreational pursuits on our doorstep. Christchurch Botanic Gardens is just on the edge of the hospital campus. If you are into skiing,surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking or anything outdoors; Christchurch isthe place to be. But if a vibrant cultural scene is more your style, we have awonderful rebuilt city with dining, theatre, music and a host of otherentertainment on offer. Your family will love it here too, schooling anduniversity facilities are excellent. Find out more about our city here.
Our Culture: Whatmatters to us
Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi


Puttingpeople at the heart of all we do
Health is ultimately all about people. What’s importantaround here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility takenfor delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.
Belonging Here
Being part of the Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, ourpeople enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoingfocus on career development.
Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand believes that diversity andinclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are inclusive and equal opportunity employer thatwelcomes and respects everyone.
Join us in our mission to provide exceptional patient care,advance medical knowledge, and improve healthcare outcomes.
Apply online, or to find out more information, pleasecontact

Amy Walker– Recruitment Specialist.


Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Consultant psychiatrist | older persons' mental health

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