Consultant Psychiatrist - Acute Care Team

Bay of Plenty (NZ)
22 Jul 2019
25 Aug 2019
Career Level

Mental Health and Addiction Service
Tauranga Hospital
Bay of Plenty District Health Board
1.0 FTE (80 hours per fortnight)

Tauranga is New Zealand’s fastest growing city and as a result it is time for us to grow our team of psychiatrists so we can continue to provide a high level of care. The appointee to this post will provide specialist input in the area of Adult Mental Health and Addictions, working within an Acute Care Team (ACT) which encompasses Triage (Single point of entry - SPOE), crisis assessment and intervention, and a discharge support service (step down care from Acute inpatient unit). You will be working alongside established teams but in a new role with consultant cover for these services previously being sourced from the Community Mental Health teams but with the growth in population and demand this exciting opportunity is available.

Tauranga is a vibrant city and the surroundings are spectacular with beautiful beaches and wilderness areas all close by, and the Coromandel and Auckland are an easy drive away. There is outstanding access to outdoor recreational opportunities and a wide-range of schooling options, both public and private, an Institute of Technology and a recent addition is a University of Waikato Campus. Lifestyle options are diverse and you can live 20 mins from the hospital on a lifestyle block, in the bush, on an estuary with a boat or kayak in the garden or in the trendy Mt Maunganui.

We can offer:

  • A well-established group of peers for you to join.
  • General Adult Inpatient and outpatient services, Psychogeriatrics, Consult Liaison, Child and Adolescent, Drug and Alcohol and Maternal Mental Health services.
  • We are a teaching hospital with Psychiatric Registrars training through the Upper Central North Island (UCNI) training scheme, and 5th and 6th year medical students through the University of Auckland.
  •  Opportunities for research and teaching roles through our clinical campus and close links with Auckland University.
  • Opportunities for involvement in service development and clinical leadership.

If you like to work in a team that puts the patient at the centre, and is collaborative, creative and collegial, and you have FRANZP or an equivalent qualification, please consider this your next job.

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board CARE values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence should also align with your values.

Full time and part time options can be considered.


Vocationally Registered Psychiatrist with the Medical Council of NZ or eligible for this. Fellowship with the RANZCP or the equivalent is essential.

If this appeals to you, apply now!

At BOPDHB, our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do. We use values-based recruitment to help us recruit people who share our values, as we know this makes a positive difference to job satisfaction and the experience of our patients and their families/whánau.

For more information about our values and working at BOPDHB, please visit our website

All positions at the BOPDHB are subject to safety checks; in addition the candidate may be required to supply evidence of Transmissible Disease Immunity at their own cost.

This is classified as a vulnerable persons’ worker role, therefore subject to safety check requirements.

Applications close 25 August 2019, and must be made online