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General Adult Psychiatrist, Inpatient Mental Health Services (VID: 4185)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 14/12/2017

We are looking for a dedicated General Adult Psychiatrist to join the Mental Health and Addiction Service at MidCentral District Health Board primarily working in an Inpatient setting, with a flexibility to work in a community setting if required.


The service has embarked on a significant redevelopment programme in the past 18 months, with a new Clinical Director, and Multidisciplinary Executive Leadership Team, as well as practicing psychiatrists.  Our service is consolidating our recent gains and our goal in the immediate future is to further develop an integrated range of well connected services along with our NGO partners in our community.


We had several new Psychiatrists joining the team in the first half of 2016 and we are looking to recruit another permanent Psychiatrist to further enhance the continuity of care we provide to our patient population.


We provide comprehensive community-based mental health services across the complete age range including:

  • Child, adolescent and family mental health services 
  • Comprehensive community adult services 
  • Specialist Maori mental health services (Oranga Hinengaro)  
  • Specialist services for Mental Health for the elderly
  • Specialist community alcohol and drug services including OST services
  • Comprehensive 24 hour acute care services (crisis intervention service)
  • Acute inpatient services (including intensive mental health care-26 beds)
  • General hospital liaison psychiatry
  • 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 in inpatient, general adult community, and child and adolescent psychiatry, and this is an area we are seeking to further develop.


There are opportunities to participate in the further development of the service delivery model, develop an area of special interest or become involved in research.


For further information please contact Dr Marcel Westerlund, Clinical Director, Mental Health and Addiction Services or Christine Wood, Medical Recruitment Consultant.


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 Dr Marcel Westerlund​, Clinical Director, Mental Health Services or Christine Wood, Medical Recruitment Consultant.

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