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Position Title: Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1
Date Posted: 19/10/2016
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 052997
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Consultant Psychiatrist

  • 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 services to the Southern New Zealand communities. 

You will play a key role in the multi-disciplinary team, taking a leading role in maintaining and enhancing our already comprehensive service, while taking the initiative in developing new ones.  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. 

Ideally you will bring several years experience to us as a cosultantand will enjoy working as part of a team and contributing to our Community. 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.

“I like working here, as it gives a perfect balance for work-life balance.  I have time to go swimming after work, everything is nearby so we can take the children to activities without worrying about the time wasted in traffic”

Satindra, 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, Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone: +64 3 470 9604 or email:

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