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Clinical Director – Mental Health and Addiction Services

  • North Island
  • $TBC
  • Permanent
Psychiatry > Senior
Reference: 122882


Employment Type: Permanent – 1 FTE

M? T?tou – About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand’s North Island, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

It is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals.  They serve a population of approximately 308,000 and employs over 4000 staff.

He K?rero m? te t?ranga – About the Role

Our client is seeking an experienced Psychiatrist to join their Mental Health and Addiction Services as the Clinical Director.  This role will be providing clinical leadership across both sites.

The Service consists of a 24-bed mental health inpatient unit in and a 10-bed inpatient unit in their other site. Community Mental Health Services icovers all ages, as well as Consultation and Liaison Services, Maternal Mental Health, Addictions and OST Services in both areas. 

We are looking for someone who has skills and passion to lead us through the outcome of the National Mental Health review to continue to provide excellent mental health services to a rapidly growing population.

The role is an amalgamation of both leadership 0.6 FTE and clinical practicing 0.4 FTE. Flexibility between the two would be expected and will be well supported by your peers.

Our client can offer:

A well-established workforce

  • General adult inpatient and outpatient services, Psychogeriatrics, Consult Liaison, Child and Adolescent, Drug and Alcohol and Maternal Mental Health services.
  • We are a teaching hospital with Psychiatric Registrars training through the Upper Central North Island (UCNI) training scheme and 5th and 6th year medical students through the University of Auckland.
  • Opportunities for research and teaching roles through our clinical campus and close links with Auckland University.

He K?rero m?u – About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A passion for working with those suffering mental health challenges and addictions, and someone who enjoys teaching and training others in this area.
  • Vocationally Registered Psychiatrist with the Medical Council of NZ or be eligible for this.
  • A fellowship with the RANZCP or the equivalent is essential.
  • Significant clinical leadership experience with proven Psychiatry practice and competence 
  • The ability to demonstrate and implement your knowledge of clinical governance practices and processes within our health care services
  • Proven ability to be able to skilfully negotiate, communicate, and work with harmony and empathy within various sectors including the community, other health professionals, families and carers.

Due to the nature of this leadership role, time limited tenure reviews will be required, initially within the first 12 months.

If you like to lead a team that puts the patient at the centre, is collaborative, creative and collegial, and you have FRANZP or an equivalent qualification, please consider this your next job.

Applying from overseas?  You can complete the self-assessment tool on the Medical Council of New Zealand website to determine which pathway to registration (as a medical practitioner in New Zealand) you might be eligible for.

Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits 

  • Access to ongoing in-house professional development
  • Relocation assistance available 
  • Commitment to staff wellness and healthy working practices (e.g. We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
  • Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
  • Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership 
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Free onsite parking 
  • Discounts (with local businesses)





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