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.
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Permanent Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Start Date: August 2019 Rates: Negotiable based on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is looking for a Permanent Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to join their established team of psychiatrists, a consultant behavioural paediatrician, registrars and nursing and allied health colleagues. They provide comprehensive community-based mental health services including: * Extended hours crisis intervention service * Community-based mental health care * Adult Acute inpatient services (including intensive mental health care) Day * activity/rehabilitation programmes * General hospital liaison psychiatry * Outreach clinics * Child, adolescent and family mental health services * Old Age Psychiatry services * Alcohol and drug services * Specialist Maori mental health services (Oranga Hinengaro) * Early intervention services * Intensive community rehabilitation services. The Location Located in ... Read More
General Adult Psychiatrist Permanent-North Island Dates 30 June 2019 The Position Our client is looking for Adult Psychiatrist the role is permanent. The role is working within the mental health and addiction service. Primarily working in an inpatient setting with a flexibility to work in a community setting as required. The service has embarked on significant redevelopment programme in the past 18 months. Our clienst immediate future is to further develop an intergrated range of well-connected serices along with their NGO partners in the community. The Location Located in a sophisticated medium sized North Island city, which is still small enough to be friendly and retain a community feel. The well-regarded university attracts students from all over the country and it's a great spot for families with good schooling at all levels and affordable housing. The city has a strong arts and culture scene, and great entertainment options for all ages.... Read More
Paediatrician Child Protection Start Date: May 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is seeking a Paediatrician for their Child Protection Specialist Clinical Service. The role is to provide medical assessments for children and adolescents, up to and including 13 years who have experienced sexual abuse both acutely or historically. You will be joining a team who will provide excellent clinical support, from the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gateway Nurse Coordinator and the wider team of Paediatricians. This part-time position will be at 0.3 FTE with no on-call commitment. 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 to enjoy and a lovely warm climate. It offers an exciting lifestyle for even the seasoned tourist. Wat... Read More
Clinical Director/Consultant Physician for Older People Start Date: May 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Be part of a growing team who are implementing a range of new initiatives in collaboration with their partners in primary care to enable older people to live well with frailty. A 250-bed district hospital with all major specialities, these positions for Specialist Physicians will be part of a service which provides care for older people across Northland. You will be part of a team of five consultant physicians for older people and work alongside a growing psychiatry for older people service and acute stroke service. This service provides for the rapidly growing older population of Northland which includes over 30,000 people aged 65 years or over. 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 dr... Read More
Permanent Consultant Psychiatrist Start Date: May 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. They encourage applications from Consultant Psychiatrists with a strong interest in acute care, registrar teaching and supervision and leadership of clinical teams. Offers you, 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 community sectors. The Location Located in the North Island this is a fantastic region to e... Read More
Consultant Psychiatrist Start Date: April 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is seeking two Specialist Psychiatrists working 0.8 - 1.0FTE (negotiable). You will join their highly effective team and perform vital work across their inpatient and community services. The position would be serving a population of approximately 100,000. Staffing includes: 7 Psychiatrists, 4 Medical Officers/Registrars. The Location Situated at the top of the South Island, it is well known for its temperate climate, award winning wineries, stunning scenery and outdoor pursuits - all available within minutes of the town centre. The Marlborough region offers exceptional lifestyle opportunities which support work/life balance. It is a family friendly city with nationally recognised schools and plenty of sporting opportunities for the kids. Essential Criteria: The successful applicant must hold or be eligible to hold... Read More
Permanent Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Start Date: April 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position We encourage applications from doctors with an interest in broad-based approaches to care, including working with other government agencies and non-government organisations. There you will be part of a team of senior doctors, including a specialist pediatrician, with an opportunity to contribute to psychiatry registrar supervision and training and to providing leadership to the clinical team. You will become part of a broader group of psychiatrists within the district contributing to care across the age bands, and in sub-specialty services including maternal mental health, early psychosis service and addictions, as well as a group of child and adolescent psychiatrist colleagues within the greater Northern Region. The Location Located in the North Island this is a fantastic region to explore if you're into... Read More
Consultant Psychiatrist - Addiction Specialist Start Date: April 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is currently looking for a doctor, Consultant or Medical Officer, with experience in addiction medicine and a specialist recognition or qualification such as a post-graduate diploma in health sciences (alcohol and drug), or equivalent. The successful applicant will be responsible for Opiate Substitution Treatment - specialist addiction services as well as the treatment of co- existing disorders in clients who present to the Alcohol and Drug service. The Location Located in the North Island, this sought after region combines the best of coastal lifestyle with mighty ski mountains nearby - meaning you have the very best of what New Zealand has to offer. Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, there is many parks, gardens and national parks to walk, bike and discover. A hip city - with a blossoming arts... Read More
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