Consultant Psychiatrist 

Whakatane (Locality), Bay of Plenty (NZ)
24 Sep 2019
22 Oct 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Mental Health and Addiction Service
Based in Whakatane
Bay of Plenty District Health Board
1.0FTE (80 hours per fortnight)

This is a rare opportunity to work in the beautiful Eastern Bay of Plenty looking after a diverse population.  The recent retirement of a Consultant Psychiatrist has created a vacancy in the Mental Health and Addiction Service based in Whakatane.

The community is vibrant and engaged and the surroundings spectacular with beautiful beaches and wilderness areas all close by to New Zealand’s fastest growing city.  There is outstanding access to diverse outdoor recreational opportunities and a wide-range of schooling options.

If you like to work in a team that puts the patient at the centre, and is collaborative, creative and collegial, and you have FRANZP or an equivalent qualification, please consider this your next job. The Bay of Plenty District Health Board CARE values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence should also align with your values.

In this role you will be working with a community mental health and addictions multidisciplinary clinical team, the acute inpatient unit at Whakatane Hospital and NGO and primary care providers. You will work with Whakatane and Tauranga clinicians in a number of cross-district service relationships that include general adult, consultation liaison, child and adolescent, addiction and mental health services for older people.

We are looking for a psychiatrist who has a passion for service development and an interest in education and research. There is opportunity to work with Auckland University Medical School students and Psychiatry Registrars. Full time and part time options can be considered.

If this appeals to you, apply now!

At BOPDHB, our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do.  We use values-based recruitment to help us recruit people who share our values, as we know this makes a positive difference to job satisfaction and the experience of our patients and their families/whänau. For more information about our values and working at BOPDHB, please visit our website
All positions at the BOPDHB are subject to safety checks; in addition the candidate may be required to supply evidence of Transmissible Disease Immunity at their own cost.

This is classified as a vulnerable persons’ worker role, therefore subject to  safety check requirements

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