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Position Title: Consultant Psychiatrist
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Various
Date Posted: 20/11/2019
Application Closing Date: 19/12/2019 11PM
Job #: EOICP2019
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Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Emergency Psychiatric service and Sub-Acute Inpatient Mental Heal
  • Up to 1.0 FTE Permanent position


Variety is the spice of life, as they say. Here is a unique opportunity to put your hand up for a part time role or mixture of FTE, providing you with a chance to potentially work across two of our services.  We currently have a half time position (0.5 FTE) in our Emergency Psychiatric service and a half time (0.5 FTE) position in the sub-acute/rehabilitation inpatient ward. These services are located on both the Dunedin Public Hospital and Wakari Hospital sites.


About Southern DHB

Welcome to Southern DHB, our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB’s in New Zealand. We proudly provide top quality healthcare to our population, Dunedin Hospital is the Tertiary Hospital for our district, and enjoys a close relationship with the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Dunedin School of Medicine. This gives our staff ready access to continuing professional development and provide training to students. 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.


About the departments

Our Clinical Rehab Service (Ward 11), an Inpatient Mental Health rehabilitation/sub-acute setting based at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin, primarily works with adults who have a long term mental illness and co-existing problems, aiming to assist them on their mental health recovery journey.


Our Emergency Psychiatric Service provides around the clock urgent assessments and interventions for consumers of all ages. Your assessments will help establish acuity and decide on what further treatments or interventions maybe appropriate.


About you

As a Consultant Psychiatrist with previous general adult experience in either an inpatient or community setting, you will have a personal commitment to maintaining high standards of practice and an unequivocal dedication to working as part of a team.  Your ability to provide clinical leadership and reliable medical input to the multi-disciplinary team is pivotal to the position. You will have a strong commitment to service user and family / whanau inclusion in service delivery and a focus on recovery. You will also have a sound understanding and commitment to biculturalism. You will have a demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development and providing training to students at all levels. 


You will be required to participate on an on call roster providing after hours coverage for the Otago region. Fellowship with the RANZCP or equivalent is essential and you must be eligible for registration with the NZ Medical Council.



Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality. If you’re considering a move down South feel free to talk to us about the job, the good schools, the University of Otago, and the recreational potential which Dunedin and its surrounds possess.



Closing Date: Thursday, 19 December 2019


Candidates who are not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that from 1 November 2017 it will be the requirement of the NZ Medical Council that your qualifications are approved through EPIC. If you have a commitment to working in New Zealand it is highly recommended that you start this process as soon as possible so as to allow your subsequent registration to be undertaken in a timely fashion. For more information please visit MCNZ website re EPIC Credentialing


For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or

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