Psychiatrist (General Adult) – Laidback lifestyle in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Recruiter
Head Medical
Location
Bay of Plenty (NZ)
Salary
Very competitive – contact Caroline for more information.
Posted
02 Apr 2019
Closes
30 Apr 2019
Sector
International
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We’re seeking a Psychiatrist (General Adult) with broad experience to work in a small team in Whakatane, which is part of a larger district-wide Mental Health & Addiction Service which spans the Bay of Plenty region.

  • Permanent full-time role
  • FRANZCP or equivalent specialist qualifications
  • Mix of clinical work, dedicated non-clinical time, and teaching
  • Work with a diverse, multicultural population
  • Beautiful natural surroundings – white sandy beaches, native forest & birds, dolphins, whales and orca

Requirement for this role

Ideally you will hold FRANZCP and full Vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

Alternatively, if not NZ trained or based, you will hold equivalent specialist qualifications, e.g. MRCPsych & CCT, which are eligible for Provisional Vocational registration (long term) or Locum Tenens registration (short term up to 12 months). These are the two specialist pathways for medical registration in NZ as a Psychiatrist.

Please visit the MCNZ website for details on the medical registration requirements, including primary source verification of your qualifications which was introduced by MCNZ 1st November 2017.

In this role, you will be working with a community mental health and addictions multidisciplinary clinical team, the acute inpatient unit at Whakatane Hospital, non-government funded organisations, as well as primary care providers. You will work with other Whakatane and Tauranga psychiatrists in a number of cross-district service relationships that include general adult, consultant liaison, child and adolescent, addictions, and mental health services for older people.

We are therefore looking for a Psychiatrist with a passion for service development and an interest in education, teaching and research, and who will settle into the local community and provide a vital and valuable specialist service. There is opportunity to work with Auckland University Medical School students and Psychiatry Registrars.

What’s on offer?

  • Total package circa NZ$190,000–300,000 p.a., depending on level of experience
  • Includes base salary range NZ$161,304–240,000 p.a. (£83,000–125,000) depending on level of experience
  • Continuing Medical Education allowance NZ$16,000 p.a. + 10 days CME leave
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Relocation assistance

The Location

Whakatane offers a coastal, relaxed lifestyle. With some of the best beaches in NZ on your doorstep such as Ohope, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa and Ohiwa, it's ideal for those who love the great outdoors. 

Locals enjoy easy access to a fantastic untouched natural environment, which lends itself to such outdoor pastimes as surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, swimming, mountain biking, hill walking and more.

Requirement for this role

Ideally you will hold FRANZCP and full Vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

Alternatively, if not NZ trained or based, you will hold equivalent specialist qualifications, e.g. MRCPsych & CCT, which are eligible for Provisional Vocational registration (long term) or Locum Tenens registration (short term up to 12 months). These are the two specialist pathways for medical registration in NZ as a Psychiatrist.

Please visit the MCNZ website for details on the medical registration requirements, including primary source verification of your qualifications which was introduced by MCNZ 1st November 2017.

To find out more, or to apply, contact Caroline O'Hagan on +64 (0)225 214 705 or email caroline@headmedical.com