Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist/Medical Officer, NZ

Northland District Health Board
Nov 12, 2019
Northland, New Zealand
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(2.0FTE) Mental Health & Addiction Services
Northland DHB, New Zealand

Northland District Health Board advocates for affirmative action and actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

We have an exciting new opening for a Senior Medical Officer looking for a small city, rural, farm, or beach lifestyle opportunity, living and working in the Whangarei area. This position is part of Northland’s wider Mental Health Services, which cover the whole of the North from around Wellsford to North Cape.

This position provides outpatient care from the main team location in Whangarei as well as from satellite clinics in other parts of the district.  We encourage applications from doctors with an interest in broad-based approaches to care, including working with other government agencies (especially Oranga Tamariki and Education) and non-government organisations.

We offer you the chance to provide leadership to a multidisciplinary team, with support for your professional development and plenty of opportunities to make a difference.

You will become part of a broader group of psychiatrists within the district contributing to care across the age bands, and in sub-specialty services including maternal mental health, early psychosis service and addictions, as well as a group of child and adolescent psychiatrist colleagues within the greater Northern Region.

Applicants should be eligible for or be able to work towards vocational registration as Specialist Psychiatrists with the Medical Council of New Zealand and should preferably have FRANZCP.  An appreciation of Māori culture and rural/community psychiatric experience would be an advantage.

All applicants MUST be eligible for registration and be able to gain either locum tenens and /or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

For more information on Whangarei Hospital please visit  and to see what the Northland region has to offer you visit the Northland official tourism web site

Vacancy No: MD19-029

All Applications and enquiries should be directed to: Tania Vaile, Recruitment Officer - Senior Medical Officers, Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, Northland, New Zealand. Phone: +64  9 430 4101 ext 60484, email: or visit our website:

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