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Position Title: Consultant Psychiatrist - Child Adolescent and Family Service
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 29/06/2020
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 060617
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Consultant Psychiatrist - Child Adolescent and Family Service

Southland Hospital

  • Permanent, full time


The Role

We have an opening for a Consultant Psychiatrist within Consultant Psychiatrist within our Child, Adolescent and Family Service. Within the role, you will have the opportunity to work with patients up to the age of 18 and their families, providing integrated care throughout their journey through the healthcare system. You will see a wide range of presentations, providing clinics at our main clinic in Invercargill and in our rural clinics.  You will work with another Child Psychiatrist as part of the larger Southern district psychiatry team, and be part of the on call roster.


About You

You'll have the energy to make a positive difference with both patients and colleagues alike, being part of a service which works in an integrated model of care, you will have a  supportive group of colleagues and work with a  great multidisciplinary team, including a team of extremely experienced Registered Nurses, and Allied Health staff.

You will be taking a leading role in maintaining and enhancing our already comprehensive service, 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.

For those who have an interest, there is the opportunity to participate in the ongoing work of continuously improving upon on quality related issues within the Service, an area of interest to our team, showing that we are always striving to be the best we can be.

Southern DHB

Southland Hospital, our secondary Hospital is part of the Southern District Health Board proudly provides top-quality healthcare to a population of 105,000 in the lower South Island; this provides us with some unique challenges, but also ensures that there is an enormous scope for the variety in the work available to a talented professional like you. Being at the bottom of the country you would probably expect us to have a small, ancient facilities, but we are happy to brag that Southland Hospital, rebuilt in 2004, is a state-of-the-art facility that provides healthcare with the up-to-date equipment and we also embrace the use of technology, giving you the opportunity to use videoconferencing in the clinical setting, allowing us to make contact across our District.



With some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday spots on our doorstep (Queenstown, Wanaka, Milford Sound, Stewart Island, to name but a few) our region offers affordable living, great schools, and true work-life balance and a relaxed way of life with no traffic jams in sight.

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 indoor velodrome and sporting complex, 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 We offer an attractive annual salary package based on skills and experience ranging from approximately NZD 216,000 to NZD 315,000 as well as full CME entitlement, superannuation and annual leave. We also offer an attractive relocation package.


Closing date:  Open

Candidates please note that screening of applications will be ongoing throughout this advertising period and our advertising will be removed from the Southern DHB website in the event of the role being filled.


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

How to Apply  
You can contact the Recruitment team by emailing, or by calling 03 470 9604.
If you have any questions regarding this position please contact the Recruitment Advisor using the contact details given above.

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