Psychiatrists are in high demand in New Zealand and adult psychiatry specialists will find psychiatry jobs nationwide.
If you hold one of qualifications listed below you are eligible to work as a locum tenens specialist in psychiatry for up to twelve months. You are also eligible to apply for vocational registration which has no restriction on the time you can work in New Zealand. However, qualification criteria can change at the discretion of the New Zealand Medical Council at any time. Please feel free to contact your Ochre Recruitment consultant to check whether your qualifications are still current.
The approved specialist qualifications in Psychiatry are:
Doctors who hold a specialist qualification in psychiatry but not one of those listed above may be eligible to apply for Vocational Registration in New Zealand, allowing you to work at consultant level.
Doctors without vocational qualifications, but who have worked in psychiatry for a minimum of 30 hours per week for at least 33 out of the last 48 months in one of the following Comparable Health countries, are eligible to work in New Zealand at registrar level, depending on your level of training and experience.
Comparable Health System countries are:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Each case is different, and there are several pathways to registration in New Zealand. Register with us to have an in-depth assessment of your eligibility and registration options with one of our consultants.
Permanent Mental Health SHO/Registrar Start Date: 25 November 2019 Rates: Negotiable based on experience and qualifications The Position Our client has opportunities for house officers, senior house officers and training and non training registrars. Non trainees are able to gain experience in both inpatient and community general adult psychiatry as well as Old Age Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, under the guidance of a dedicated and experienced Consultants. They offer the opportunity to work with subspecialty services like Eating disorder, Intensive Outreach and Rehabilitation, Personality disorder, Maternal Mental Health and co-existing disorder services. The roster is a seven week roster with long days, night duty and weekends with rostered days off for rest and recovery. They are also centrally located with a number of fantastic outdoor activities within close reach, and a great quality of life. Clinicians who have settled h... Read More
Psychiatric Registrar or Senior House Officer Start Date: December 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client has an opportunity to appoint a Senior Psychiatric House Officer or Registrar (PGY3) to work within our mental health and addictions services. This is a new post and although at this stage not accredited - the run is designed to the standard required for accreditation as a specialist training post. Support will be provided for the incumbent to enter a training post if this is desired and appropriate. They are a small service and there is an opportunity for the successful candidate to participate in a range of sub-speciality education and other service delivery for the purposes of gaining experience such as child and adolescent mental health, mental health of older people and community mental health. An individual programme will be established between the Registrar/Senior House Officer and ... Read More
Clinical Leader Psychiatry Start Date: January – April 2020 Rates: $1500-$1700 per day depending on experience and $2000 per day for standard day plus on-call night The Position Our client is currently seeking applications for Clinical Leader Psychiatry to join the team from January – April 2020. This is a 3-month fixed term/part-time time 0.50FTE role (6-7nights on call for the duration of Locum). The rate is $1500-$1700 per day depending on experience and $2000 per day for standard day plus on-call night. The Location Located in the southernmost city in New Zealand's South Island and is renowned for its friendly and unhurried pace of life and strong sense of community. There are abundant sports and other amenities, educational (primary through tertiary) facilities, as well as a vibrant arts and cultural scene. Close by are national parks and summer and winter playgrounds that are part of Queenstown and Central Otago. Essential Criteria: To a... Read More
Consultant Psychiatrist Summary: * Make a lifestyle change and bring your psychiatry skills * Become part of the specialist team committed to community care of older adults * Permanent part-time (32 hours / fortnight) role Start Date: November 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is seeking a Specialist Psychiatrist to work on a permanent 0.4FTE (32 hours a fortnight) basis as an older persons' consultant, working within the Marlborough community. Older Persons' Mental Health (OPMH) currently has the equivalent of 1.6 full time equivalent psychiatrists across the district. Our client is serving over 150,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. They provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness . The Location Situated at the top of the South Island, it is well known for its temperat... Read More
Psychiatrist - Adult Community MH Team Summary: * Permanent full-time position * Excellent working conditions, a relocation package and a negotiable commencement date * Make a lifestyle change and bring your psychiatry skills to Marlborough Start Date: November 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is inviting applications from Specialist Psychiatrist to work on a permanent full-time basis within the Marlborough adult community mental health service. You will be joining a highly effective team performing vital work serving a population of approximately 45,000. Clinical services are delivered by a full multidisciplinary team, including: Psychiatrists, Medical Officers, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Nurses and Social Workers. There is no on call requirement associated with this position. The Location Situated at the top of the South Island, it is well known for its... Read More
Consultant Psychiatrist Start Date: October 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client has an exciting new opening for a Consultant Psychiatrist looking for a rural, farm, or a beach lifestyle opportunity, living and working in the Mid North, Far North Bay of Islands, Hokianga area. This position would involve both conducting community clinics, and also clinical input into our Sub-Acute Unit. Applicants should be eligible for or be able to work towards vocational registration as Specialist Psychiatrists with the Medical Council of New Zealand and should preferably have FRANZCP. An appreciation of Maori culture and rural/community psychiatric experience would be an advantage. The Location Located in the North Island this is a fantastic region to explore if you're into nature walks, cultural exploration, fantastic food and drink and an exciting arts scene. There is a full calendar of events for you ... Read More
Permanent Consultant Psychiatrist Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join their inpatient team. This position provides clinical care in the inpatient setting in the Tumanako Unit. They encourage applications from Consultant Psychiatrists with a strong interest in acute care, registrar teaching and supervision and leadership of clinical teams. They offer professional support with commitment to continued medical education, professional development and peer review, participation in a growing service that has the opportunity to be at the forefront of both primary and secondary care innovations, the opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary team contributing to a recovery focused model of care in a modern, purpose built inpatient unit and the opportunity to work in partnership with other health, social and co... Read More
Consultant Psychiatrist Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist with previous general adult experience in either an inpatient or community setting. You will have a personal commitment to maintaining high standards of practice and an unequivocal dedication to working as part of a team. Your ability to provide clinical leadership and reliable medical input to the multi-disciplinary team is pivotal to the position. You will have a strong commitment to service user and family / whanau inclusion in service delivery and a focus on recovery. You will also have a sound understanding and commitment to biculturalism. You will have a demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development and providing training to students at all levels. You will be required to participate in an on-call roster providing after hours coverage. The Locatio... Read More