Consultant - Psychiatrist (Acute Mental Health Recovery Unit, Te Whare O Matairangi)

Job Number: 
Capital and Coast DHB
Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Friday, 1 March 2019

Consultant - Psychiatrist (Acute Mental Health Recovery Unit, Te Whare O Matairangi)

About the company

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full-time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals - Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua - as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB's and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region - greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Te Korowai Whariki services include regional forensic and rehabilitation services covering the Central region while the intellectual disability services extend the length and breadth of the country from six bases located in Whangarei, Auckland, Cambridge, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

The core business of the Service is the provision of quality specialist services, integrated with primary and secondary providers in the communities we serve.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

Wellington is New Zealand's capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour. With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there's plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.

About the role

Our busy Acute Mental Health Recovery Unit, Te Whare O Matairangi (TWOM) provides acute and intensive inpatient services for people experiencing severe mental distress, too unwell to be cared for at home and who require intensive care, treatment and support. The focus for treatment at the unit is on recovery and returning people to their home, usually within 2-3 weeks, with community support if required. We aim to provide the best possible clinical care in a respectful, supportive, safe and caring environment.

TWOM has a team of highly skilled psychiatrists, nurses and allied health staff providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment for adults with serious mental illness and severe psychological disorders. They work in collaboration with the service user, their family/whanau and the community clinical teams to promote recovery.

Skills and experience

  • Experienced in General Adult Mental Health (inpatient)
  • Vocationally registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand ( and hold a valid APC

How to apply

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Applications close on Friday, 1 March 2019.

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO52-18) and job title in the subject line.