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Consultant Psychiatrist - Forensic (Palmerston North)

Capital & Coast District Health Board
Wellington, Other, New Zealand
28 days ago


Krero m te tranga - About the role

The regional arm of Te Korowai-Whriki includes the Central Regional Forensic Mental Health Service which operates at the interface between Mental Health Services and the Justice System and works within the following settings - prisons, courts, community, and inpatient. The Service offers assessment and rehabilitation services to defendants charged with criminal offences and offenders who have psychiatric illness.

Our Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist is responsible for providing input to regular prison clinics, and follow up of special patients in the community. In addition, the appointee is expected to provide court requested assessments and reports and may occasionally be required to attend court to give an expert opinion. Peer review, informal supervision and collegial support are provided on a two weekly basis at the Regional Forensic Service in Porirua. There are also opportunities for teaching Registrars and Trainee Interns.

Mo - About you

  • Vocationally registered in Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRANZCP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training
  • If applying from overseas you must meet the New Zealand Immigration Service requirements.

E p ana ki a tatou - About us

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB's and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region - greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Te Korowai Whariki services include regional forensic and rehabilitation services covering the Central region while the intellectual disability services extend the length and breadth of the country from six bases located in Whangarei, Auckland, Cambridge, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

Here at the 2DHBs (Capital and Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Mori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

Me phea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses). We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed


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Job Information

  • Job ID: 63665516
  • Location:
    Wellington, Other, New Zealand
  • Position Title: Consultant Psychiatrist - Forensic (Palmerston North)
  • Company Name For Job: Capital & Coast District Health Board
  • Job Function: General Adult Psychiatry
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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