Forensic Psychiatrist

Christchurch (Locality), Canterbury (NZ)
02 Sep 2020
01 Oct 2020
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Purpose

The Canterbury District Health Board systematically plan, fund and deliver care to almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. The Canterbury Health System is a world leader in the delivery of integrated health care. Our main focus is placing people (staff and patients alike) at the centre of everything we do.

The Team

The Canterbury Regional Forensic Service provides forensic mental health services to a population of approximately 700,000 within the South Island of New Zealand. A full range of forensic treatment settings are available, including medium secure and rehabilitation inpatient facilities based at Hillmorton Hospital and within the wider community, alongside the Courts, Probation, Department of Corrections and Outreach Services.

Our Regional Forensic Service provides consultation and liaison to Nelson, Marlborough, the West Coast and South Canterbury. Two secure units and one open rehabilitation unit provide 35 inpatient beds. The Service works closely with a community-based service which is funded to provide a high level of clinical input and support for people as they transition to the wider community.

The Role

We currently have a full time, permanent role for a Forensic Psychiatrist. You'll be working in a multidisciplinary context with five other Forensic Psychiatrists, providing comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment in a hospital and outpatient setting, the wider community the Court and Corrections.

To be considered for this role you will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

Apply online via the apply click button, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland - Recruitment Specialist.


Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.