Consultant Psychiatrist - Wellington Community Forensic Team

Job Number: 
CCDHB - Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua
Capital & Coast
Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Consultant Psychiatrist - Wellington Community Forensic Team

Location: Wellington, Porirua

Contract: Permanent, full-time

About the role

We are looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist with forensic expertise. The role sits in the central regional forensic service of the Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) 3DHBs and we are responsible for ensuring that all clinical steps necessary are taken to assist patients to achieve optimal health, wellbeing and safety through the provision of appropriate assessment, intervention and education.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing psychiatric input to regular prison clinics and following up a small number of special patients in the community. In addition, they will provide court requested psychiatric reports and may occasionally be required to attend court to give an expert opinion. Consultation liaison assessments will also be required.

The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team setting, providing diagnostic evaluation, risk assessment, treatment, monitoring and follow up of mental health consumers and supporting the medical and psychiatric development of the service.

Peer review, informal supervision and collegial support will be provided on a two weekly basis at the Regional Forensic Service in Porirua.

Teaching of Registrars and medical students can be part of this role and there are opportunities for a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Otago University.

Skills and experience

  • Vocationally registered psychiatrist with Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) to practise as a consultant Psychiatrist
  • FRANZCP or equivalent and be able to register for specialist registration with the MCNZ
  • Experienced consultant psychiatrist
  • Experience in working with inpatient and community mental health service
  • Experience in providing clinical leadership to other psychiatrists in the team and clinical leadership in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Have a current driver's licence

About the organisation

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.

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.

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.

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

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.


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 following this link.

Please note we will be considering applications as they are submitted.

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 (SMO14-19) and job title in the subject line.