Consultant Psychiatrist – Liaison Psychiatry

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Medical Specialty: Psychiatry

This location has a vacancy in their North Team on a fixed-term contract to cover Parental Leave from now until 15 October 2021. Looking at candidates who can start either right away or in the next couple of months, knowing this role has been advertised with a short lead-in time. This is a great opportunity to practice psychiatry overseas in New Zealand. For more information on practicing in New Zealand see “Practicing Medicine Abroad in New Zealand”.

The service operates a clinical governance model and there are opportunities to be involved in service development, service planning, and quality improvement initiatives. The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Team based at this District Health Board provides a service to the Emergency Department, Wards, and Specialist Medical Services. The team is now funded for 2.8 FTE Consultant Psychiatrists, 2.0 FTE Registrars, 1.0 FTE Clinical Psychologist and 7.0 FTE Community Nurses.

Teaching and supervision of junior doctors/students and clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team are core functions for the Consultants.

Currently, there are established specialty clinics involving a Liaison model e.g. Outpatient Renal transplant assessments. There are opportunities to develop further Liaison networks with other medical services.

The post will require a Psychiatrist with a certificate in Advanced Training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry or equivalent specialist accreditation, or a Psychiatrist wanting to undertake the training. The successful applicant will also be expected to be part of the Adult Psychiatry SMO After Hours On-Call Roster.

Excited to practice psychiatry overseas in New Zealand? With more than 20 years’ experience, STAT Recruitment has been helping doctors move their careers to Australia and New Zealand for the lifestyle, community, and work/life balance opportunities it offers. With offices in both countries, our team has the know-how and expertise to guide you through the process efficiently, partnering with you from the information gathering phase through to job search, medical registration, providing local information, logistics, and beyond. Visit our website for more information.

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