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Consultant Psychiatrist Opportunities (VID: 3795)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 14/01/2024

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus in Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

Te Uru Ruahī, Mental Health & Addiction Services (MHAS) is building a strong team of psychiatrists who are keen to make a difference in our community and bring their specialist skills to Te Whatu Ora Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua (MidCentral). Does that sound like you? Read on!
We actively encourage a work life balance and appreciate flexibility can be important so we are open to discuss options! Whether you are looking for permanent, fixed term or part time positions, we are open to it – please reach out for a confidential chat.

Abit about our service:
MHAS is responsible for the commissioning and delivery of primary, specialist, and community mental health & addiction services across a diverse urban and rural population of 186,000.

We provide treatment for and connection to recovery-orientated services for individuals experiencing mental illness or addiction issues. Services are delivered across the continuum of lifespan, both regionally and locally, and include specialist community MH&A teams, kaupapa (Māori), Child Adolescent Mental Health Services, inpatient services, crisis response, acute alternatives, specialist primary mental health service, consultation-liaison MH, and specially designed residential programmes.

MHAS has embarked on a programme of transformational change for adult and crisis services, which sees a fundamental shift in the way services are delivered. Services are moving towards a wellness and recovery-focused approach in our community that prioritises access, choice, and care closer to home. The change sees significant investment into digital technologies and new infrastructure including the construction of a new “greenfield” state-of-the-art acute inpatient unit.

We have dedicated teams in the following areas:
• Child and adolescent
• Adult community
• Acute inpatient
• Specialist old age
• Alcohol and other drug service including an OST service
• Intensive community rehabilitation
• Specialist Māori mental health (Oranga Hinengaro)

What can we offer you?
• A diverse, dynamic and collegial team environment
• Ongoing training and development opportunities
• Six weeks annual leave per annum
• 10 paid days per annum available for continued medical education including a generous allowance towards costs of course and travel
• Generous relocation packages for national and international candidates

MidCentral Region is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beaches close by, ski fields and wineries just up the road, stunning scenery with loads of hiking tracks including Te Arapuke mountain bike track. Our region also offers excellent schools and a local university.

Make the Move to MidCentral
Check out what your new workplace and home could look like with MidCentral!

Now is the time to join our diverse and multidisciplinary team!

​As applications are received they will be reviewed and shortlisting may take place earlier than the advertised closing date.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve. We strive to be a place where people love to work and learn. We aim to develop a diverse team that reflects the communities that we serve and we welcome people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio-economic situations and accessibility needs.



We are keen to speak with psychiatrists interested in our roles and services. If you would like to know more about any of these opportunities please reach out for an informal chat:
Dr Alison Masters – Clinical Executive
Denella Statham – SMO Recruitment Specialist 

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