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Consultant Psychiatrist, General Adult

  • North Island
  • $TBC - Dependant on Experience
  • Permanent
Psychiatry > Senior
Reference: 121341


Consultant Psychiatrist, General Adult

Consultant Psychiatrist

2 positions, General Adult and Consult Liaison

Permanent, fulltime

  • Looking for a challenge in a developing service?
  • Would like to work with a well-trained and coherent team?

Permanent vacancies exist for motivated and experienced Psychiatrists to join our team of 13 other Psychiatrists and will work with a dedicated team of medical, nursing and allied health staff primarily caring for people in an integrated setting with complex needs requiring specialist mental health services. These positions will be part of our acute team primarily covering Acute ward – General Adult and Consult Liaison work.

Consultation Liaison Psychiatrists are expert at the complex task of managing psychiatric illness in the context of the general hospital and the emergency department. The responsibility of the Psychiatrist is to assure that the proper medical evaluation and management are accomplished for the medical stabilization of patients before providing the necessary psychiatric treatment in collaboration with the patient’s clinical team. The Psychiatrist then arranges for psychiatric disposition, if and when that is clinically indicated. The main responsibilities are to review clients triaged by the crisis team or via telephone assessment, and admit if necessary, to the ward. Currently the job involves triaging GP referrals, managing patients admitted for detoxification to the medical wards and for liaising with medical / surgical wards for patients transferred from the inpatient unit. The Consult Liaison is a dual post that includes the Assessment and Brief Care team (ABC).

These posts are supported by Registrars.

The Mental Health & Addiction Services provides a wide range of specialist services:

  • Acute Services: 23 bed inpatient unit (4 beds in IPC), ABC team, home based treatment service, high and complex needs community supported rehabilitation service with 4 beds.
  • Adult Mental health: 2 community teams, Tui Ora kaupapa Maori community mental health team and specialist services such as maternal, eating disorders, and early intervention.
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
  • Mental Health Services for Older people.
  • Alcohol and Drugs

As part of the MHAS Adult service you will be expected to:

  • Provide consultant services to people requiring specialist care.
  • Interact daily with other departments.
  • Mentor junior medical staff and teach medical students attached to the service.
  • Have the ability to work in a range of settings i.e. inpatient, outpatient and community settings inclusive of crisis work.
  • Cover for colleagues in their absence.
  • Participate in an on call 1:10 roster.

In this north island location, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region’s amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work.




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