Christchurch (Locality), Canterbury (NZ)
04 Jun 2018
02 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

New Zealand will take care of your well-being, while you take care of ours.

Work – life balance is something we often recommend to our patients, how often do we get the balance right ourselves?

We think that Christchurch is one place where you can strike that balance with a fulfilling and challenging career in specialist mental health care in a vibrant city with a full range of amenities yet close to nature; with harbours, hills and mountains at your doorstep.

Canterbury DHB prides itself on a progressive high quality specialist mental health service in which specialist Psychiatrists play a key role.

  • We have a close relationship with the University of Otago, Christchurch Medical School with a number of shared appointments
  • We have an even closer relationship with the Christchurch Registrar Training Programme with specialist involvement in teaching and supervision
  • We have undertaken major service developments across a range of specialties and continue to actively develop our services
  • Specialist Mental Health Services won 5 Quality awards in the 2015 CDHB Health Quality and Safety competition.
  • We work in concert with our Psychiatrists on all issues of service development, workloads and work practices

Outside of work you will find that Christchurch is the right place to be, a vibrant city with harbours, mountains and ski fields at your doorstep. The city has excellent educational facilities with high achieving public and private schools with choices of co-ed and single sex high schools. There are two University campuses and a wide variety of other trade and tertiary educational opportunities covering the full range of courses and qualifications.

We presently have opportunities for Psychiatrists in the following areas.


This service provides court reports for most mentally ill offenders in the region, a psychiatric service to prisons and a spectrum of inpatient care from medium secure on open rehabilitation wards.

You will have a lead role in our established multidisciplinary teams and have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of our client centered framework.

Child & Adolescent

Our Child and Adolescent Service has a comprehensive range of both community based and inpatient teams and also provides consultation/liaison for GPs, school and key allied health/social service agencies.


Our Adult Mental Health Service includes crisis care, routine, outpatient, inpatient and/or rehabilitation teams. Here, collaboration and professionalism are at the fore with strong multidisciplinary teams, and you will get to use your specialist knowledge and clinical expertise to deliver innovative acute care that meets individual’s needs.

All our services are attached to the clinical training of Psychiatric Registrars and the local undergraduate medical school, and our staff are involved with teaching and training of students and Registrars across the spectrum of experience.

A great career and a great lifestyle is waiting for you in Christchurch. See you soon?

For more information on our current opportunities please contact Tracey Sutherland by clicking the apply button or call +64 3 337 7954 or visit the CDHB Careers site