Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


Ref: 317Thursday 17 November 2022

Christchurch, New Zealand. Perfect place to get away from it all. Great schools. Ideal for urban and outdoor interests

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*Exciting, prosperous and multicultural city.

*Rich choice of private and government schooling. 

*Economically and politically stable.


Did you know? New Zealand has an easier and more flexible approach than Australia,  to bringing overseas trained psychiatrists into its health system 


Ōtautahi Christchurch, is the second largest city in Aotearoa New Zealand and the largest city in Te Waipounamu, the South Island.


In the last 10 years the city has had the opportunity to reinvent itself and develop its vibrant communities. A survey completed in 2020 showed 83% of its inhabitants  reported a good or very good quality of life, while 75%  agreed that Christchurch is a “great place to live”. 


New, state of the art architecture and infrastructure nestle happily alongside tree-lined streets, parks, the Botanic Gardens and the Avon River.The city is peppered with iconic civic projects, street art and a vibrant hospitality scene. The city is easily accessible with an international airport and its public transport networks are excellent. 


Bordered by the Pacific, Christchurch’s temperate climate and natural beauty make it a great hub for outdoor pursuits such as trekking, water sports and some of New Zealand’s most popular ski fields are nearby. The heart of New Zealand’s wine region - the Waipara Valley is 40 mins from Christchurch. Politically and economically, New Zealand is stable. It's a peaceful country committed to multiculturalism with a considered approach to growth. The healthcare system is a universal model.


The mental health service is seeking the services of a specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 


It is a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19.


Other selection criteria:


*Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, or equivalent.

*Be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate and vocational registration of Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand

*Good contemporary knowledge in Child and Adolescent psychiatry. 

*Committed to a multi-cultural practice;

*Experience in clinical governance activities. 

*English fluency including verbal and written communications.

*Experience within a multidisciplinary team setting. 

*Willingness to help in the education and mentoring of junior medical staff. 

*Provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment in collaboration with the service user, their family/whanau and carers and the multi-disciplinary team to promote recovery.

*Willingness to work on the on-call roster.

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