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Consultant Psychiatrist - Older Persons' Mental Health

Employer
Canterbury District Health Board
Location
Christchurch, Canterbury (NZ)
Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Sector
Hospital, Psychiatry, Old-age psychiatry
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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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

Older Person Mental Health Service provides mental health assessment and treatment for people 65 years and older in the Canterbury region. It is part of the Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation Group of the Canterbury DHB.

Older Persons Mental Health have a close working relationship with Older Persons Health in-patient and community geriatric services as well as Adult Specialist Mental Health, primary care medical and other community services providing treatment and support for older people .

Currently a team of ten psychiatrists lead interdisciplinary teams providing: Inpatient care in two purpose built wards at Burwood Hospital (opened June 2016) a mental health day hospital, a memory assessment clinic, a large mental health community team and an old age psychiatry consult liaison team.

The Role

We are seeking someone that is looking for a part-time position. You will be expected to work collaboratively with, and provide clinical leadership in an Inter-Disciplinary team setting. This role would suit someone who has just completed their training years and is looking to further enhance their skills.

Applicants should hold a current (or be eligible for) a Medical Council of New Zealand Practising Certificate with vocational registration as a Psychiatrist, and hold a specialist qualification in Psychiatry recognized by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. The successful applicants should have a sub-speciality qualification in Psychiatry of Old Age or show extensive experience in this area of practice.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

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.

We hope you'll seriously consider joining us, but if this role isn't a good fit for you, please share this opportunity with people in your personal networks.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland - Recruitment Partner.

Email: Tracey.Sutherland@cdhb.health.nz

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

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

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