Consultant Psychiatrist - In Patient

Job Number: 
Hawke's Bay
Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Saturday, 31 August 2019

Consultant Psychiatrist in Mental Health In-Patient Unit - Hawke's Bay

We are seeking a Psychiatrists for Hawke's Bay who share our values of He kauanuanu - Respect, Ākina - Improvement, Rāranga te tira - Teamwork and Tauwhiro - Care

The Department of Psychiatry at Hawke's Bay Hospital has an excellent opportunity for;

Consultant Psychiatrist in Mental Health In Patient unit

Consultant Psychiatrist General Adult Psychiatry - Community, working with Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga a highly-performing Kaupapa Māori organisation.

Mental health services in Hawke's Bay are centred around two large community teams, with a kaupapa Maori mental health service provided by an NGO partner and satellite teams in the smaller population centres. Within the service are Child and Family, Home Based Treatment, Maternal Mental Health, Consultation-Liaison and Emergency Mental Health teams.

  • Full-time, permanent post available in a well-resourced integrated (addictions and mental health) multidisciplinary team
  • Small welcoming service (currently 16 Psychiatrists for 162,000 total population)
  • Varied and challenging work
  • Teaching hospital with training registrars
  • Very active CME and research portfolio
  • New model of acute care implemented with a new $22m purpose built inpatient building
  • Hawke's Bay - a great place for families

The new in-patient unit is on the Regional Hospital campus in Hastings and features high, medium and low intensity treatment areas as well as an intensive day treatment unit. Local residential addictions treatment service is provided in Napier and an opioid substitution programme is provided in both major population centres.

Mental health services work closely with primary care and NGO providers to create individual care packages for patients and some specialist services such as forensic care are provided on a regional basis.

We are looking for applicants interested in a full-time role. This is a great opportunity to develop your career, enjoy the benefits of a fantastic region and achieve a great work life balance.

Applicants must be vocationally registered in Psychiatry, or eligible for registration, with the New Zealand Medical Council.

If you have any questions about this position, you are welcome to contact:

Dr Anoek Dechering-Raes, Medical Director on: +64-6-8788109 ext. 5986 or Email:

Please apply to:

Mental Health InPatient unit

Consultant Psychiatrist General Adult Psychiatry - Community