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Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatrist, Palmerston North Hospital (VID: 6149)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 2/10/2022

​​To comply with the recent health order, MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

Are you a Psychiatrist with specialist training in Child, Adolescent and Family care? Are you looking for a new opportunity? If so this could be the position for you,  joining our established team of psychiatrists, a consultant behavioural paediatrician, registrars and nursing and allied health colleagues at MidCentral District Health Board.

The service has embarked on a significant redevelopment programme in the past several years and in May 2018 a new leadership structure was introduced to lead further development of an integrated range of well-connected services along with our NGO partners in our community.

We provide comprehensive community-based mental health services including:
• Extended hours crisis intervention service
• Community-based mental health care
• Adult Acute inpatient services (including intensive mental health care) Day activity/rehabilitation programmes
• General hospital liaison psychiatry
• Outreach clinics
• Child, adolescent and family mental health services 
• Old Age Psychiatry services
• Alcohol and drug services 
• Specialist Maori mental health services (Oranga Hinengaro) 
• Early intervention services
• Intensive community rehabilitation services.

We have a commitment to continuing medical education and professional development and our peer review group is enrolled with the maintenance of professional standards programme of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. We are recognised by the College for registrar training. If you want to develop a service delivery model, have an area of special interest or seek an opportunity to get involved in research, do let us know.

For further information please contact Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Specialist, +64 6 350 8849. 

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.

For further information please contact: Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Specialist +64 6 350 8849. 

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