Consultant Psychiatrist, Adult Mental Health Services, NZ

Northland District Health Board
Nov 19, 2018
Northland, New Zealand
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Mid North Mental Health & Addiction Services, New Zealand

We have an exciting new opening for a Consultant Psychiatrist looking for a rural, farm, or beach lifestyle opportunity, living and working in the Mid North, Bay of Islands and Hokianga area. This position would involve both conducting community clinics, and also clinical input into our Sub-Acute Unit.

This position is part of Northland’s wider Mental Health Services, which cover the whole of the North from around Wellsford to North Cape. Inpatient services are available from the larger service in Whangarei, and peer support from colleagues in Whangarei, Kaikohe, Kerikeri and Kaitaia. 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.

We are situated at the door of the Bay of Islands, which offers an exciting lifestyle for even the seasoned tourist. Water based activities available include water skiing, diving, sailing, sea kayaking, fishing, boating and swimming. The climate is sub-tropical. The Bay of Islands is only 45 minutes away from Whangarei, the nearest city and only 2 hours 45 minutes from Auckland. There is a good range of educational opportunities for families with both private and public schooling nearby.

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 Maori 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. You can review this on

For further information on this position and the Mental Health & Addiction Service, please visit

For more information on what the Northland region has to offer you visit the Northland official tourism web site

Vacancy No: MD16-031

For further information and applications 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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