Consultant Psychiatrist (Older persons)

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location: Hutt Hospital, Lower Hutt

Service:   Older Persons Mental Health 

Contract: Permanent, part time (0.9 FTE)

Salary:     As per ASMS MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

This position is ideal for an experienced consultant psychiatrist with interest and experience in working with older adults. Our clients include people with dementia presenting with significant behavioural and psychological symptoms along with older adults who experience late onset, moderate to severe mental health symptoms or chronic mental illness accompanied by physical frailty.

You will have the opportunity to complete service improvement initiatives and support the growth of medical and other health professionals through teaching and mentoring.

The position is 0.9 FTE Monday-Friday with a ½ day off per week and no after hours on-call requirements.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

You will be joining a cohesive and experienced specialist team who are passionate about improving health outcomes and promoting quality of life for older adults and their families. The Older Persons Mental Health (OPMH) service multidisciplinary team includes Psychiatrists with a specialty in older age, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Community Psychiatric Nurses and a Nurse Practitioner.

The OPMH service see clients primarily in the community or in outpatient settings as required. The Consultant Psychiatrists in the team also admit to a small number of inpatient Psychogeriatric beds within an Older Persons and Rehabilitation ward and provide consult services to acute physical health wards at Hutt Hospital. We work closely with geriatric medicine and other mental health services across the district.

Moū – About you

  • Must be vocationally registered in Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FANZCP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley district is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. We operate three hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown, Hutt Valley Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Your safety and that of our patients is important to us. It is our expectation that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19, having received two doses of an approved COVID 19 vaccination.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: SMO13-23

Location: Lower Hutt

Closing Date: Saturday, 18 February 2023