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Position Title: Consultant Psychiatrist with an interest in Psychogeriatrics
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1
Date Posted: 13/03/2017
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 051008A
Position Description View Current Position Description

Consultant Psychiatrist with an interest in Psychogeriatrics

  • Invercargill Community Mental Health Team
  • Southland Hospital
  • Permanent or Fixed Term

Perhaps it is fishing, golf, a cycle ride, surfing, skiing or putting your feet up with a good book that is your thing? Whatever you fancy you can do more of it here, providing adult psychiatry and psychogeriatric services to the Southern New Zealand communities.  Preference will be given to doctors with an interest in Psychogeriatric Services

You will play a key role in the dedicated multi-disciplinary Mental Health of the Older Person team, taking a leading role in maintaining and enhancing our developing service.  You will see a wide range of presentations and provide clinics both at our main clinic in Invercargill as well as our rural clinics.  Southern District Health Board embraces the use of technology, and you will need to be comfortable with technology and the use of videoconference in the clinical setting

You'll have the energy to make a positive difference with both patients and colleagues a like, being part of a service which works in an integrated model and the base in Invercargill has a supportive group of colleagues. In addition to enjoying a varied workload and an exceptional quality of life, you can look forward to a culture where staff are included, valued and respected for their expertise.  

Located in the lower South Island, the Southern district offers a wide range of recreational activities. It is home to two of New Zealand's national parks offering superb hiking and scenery, whilst internationally acclaimed fishing and a wide range of other outdoor pursuits are also available. Five top New Zealand snowboarding/skiing destinations are also within the region.

Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Invercargill is a modern city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city also has superb facilities such as the brand new sports stadium and cycling velodrome, excellent schools, a local tertiary provider where free fees exist and the University of Otago in Dunedin.

Applicants must have completed their specialist training and be eligible for vocational registration with Medical Council of New Zealand. The position offers an attractive remuneration package, relocation assistance and CME allowance. A Full Drivers licence is a requirement of the role.

“Friendly, welcoming and fulfilling work environment.  Wonderful climate, lovely city, quiet relaxed lifestyle”
Digvijay, Psychiatrist, Southland

 Closing Date: Open


How to Apply  
We only accept applications via the Southern DHB website. Please apply via the ‘Apply Online’ button below.
For further information please contact, Debbie Fahey, Recruitment Advisor, Phone: +64 3 2145 769 or email:

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