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Old Age Psychiatrist, Older Adult Mental Health Team (VID: 6150)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Medical
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 29/01/2023
MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the first booster vaccination). We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
 
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
 
We are looking for an Old Age Psychiatrist to join our motivated team within the Mental Health and Addiction Service at MidCentral, primarily working in a community setting.  Flexibility regarding the working patterns can be negotiated. 

The service has embarked on a significant development programme in the past 18 months, with a new Multidisciplinary Executive Leadership Team.  
 
Our focus at the present is on appointing a full time social worker and full time psychologist and enhancing the community nurses WTE input.
 
Initiatives to further developing the community services include improved working arrangements with local rest homes and other agencies.  

The MidCentral Mental Health and Addiction Services provide comprehensive community-based and inpatient  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 Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Specialist: anita.roberts@midcentraldhb.govt.nz or +64 6 350 8849.
 
MidCentral 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 Childrens 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. More information about the Childrens Act 2014 is available from the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) website. 

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

For further information please contact Anita Roberts, SMO Recruitment Specialist: anita.roberts@midcentraldhb.govt.nz or +64 6 350 8849.


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