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Position Title: Forensic Psychiatrist
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent 0.5 - 0.7 FTE
Date Posted: 02/10/2017
Application Closing Date: 20/11/2017 11PM
Job #: 055003
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Forensic Psychiatrist

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin,

Permanent, Part-Time


  • Great lifestyle
  • Flexible role
  • Career development opportunities


Our Forensic Unit is accepting applications for a Consultant Psychiatrist. Ideally this will be a permanent appointment, however, we will consider applicants for a fixed term appointment.

Our Forensic team is one of only two regional services in the South Island and includes a secure 13 bed inpatient ward, community team and prison and court liaison service offering a developing level of specialisation and expertise in your chosen field. The service offers a full range of criminal forensic psychiatric services and there is flexibility to work in your preferred areas of the service.


You will be expected to be on the service-wide on-call roster (supporting the on-call registrar). With our strong links to the Otago Medical School you will be able to enjoy teaching medical students and registrars. Opportunities to be appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine also exist.


To be successful in this role you’ll need to be committed to quality service delivery and development and able to work effectively as a senior clinician within a multidisciplinary team. Fellowship with the RANZCP or the 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:  Monday, 20 November 2017



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 primary source verification  EPIC FAQ page  FAQ page  

EPIC log on page  



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.


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


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