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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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
Consultant Psychiatrist with a special interest in Old Age- Adult Mental Health Start Date: September 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist with a special interest in Old Age- Adult Mental Health to join their enthusiastic team. It involves the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with psychological, emotional, or cognitive problems resulting from psychiatric disorders, physical disorders or any other cause. The Location This region offers an enviable lifestyle. With quality schools, strong community spirit, great beaches and rivers, world class vineyards, mountain ranges and rivers, this is a place you can call home. Essential Criteria To apply for this position you must hold or be eligible for vocational scope of practice in Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Take your medical career to the next level with Ochre Recruitmen... Read More
Permanent Consultant Psychiatrist Start Date: August 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is seeking applications for a Permanent Consultant Psychiatrist starting August 2019. It involves the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with psychological, emotional, or cognitive problems resulting from psychiatric disorders, physical disorders or any other cause. The Location It's easy getting to the mountain to ski or tramp, to the lake or sea to fish or boat, or getting to the beach for a surf or quiet walk. It boasts an exciting arts community and facilities, a mix of local and travelling music talent, educational and sporting facilities for all ages, historical buil dings and culture and all only a two-and-half hour drive (45 minute scenic flight) to the capital city, Wellington. Essential Criteria: To apply for this position you must hold or be eligible for vocational scope of pract... Read More
Old Age Psychiatrist Start Date: August 2019 Rates: Negotiable based on experience and qualifications The Position Our client is looking for an Old Age Psychiatrist to join their motivated team within the Mental Health and Addiction Service, primarily working in a community setting. Flexibility regarding the working patterns can be negotiated. Their focus at the present is on appointing a full time social worker and full time psychologist and enhancing the community nurses WTE input. Initiatives to further developing the community services include improved working arrangements with local rest homes and other agencies. 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... Read More
Consultant Psychiatrist (Geriatrics) Dates: July 2019 Rates: Negotiable depending on experience and qualifications The Position An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant Psychiatrist (Geriatrics) starting July 2019. Accommodation, Car and Domestic Travel provided. 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 apply for this position you must hold or be eligible for vocational scope of practice in Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand. The Client would prefer a Psychiatrist with an interest in Psychogeriatrics. Take your medical car... Read More