Consultant Psychiatrist - Community Mental Health

Full time
Expires in: 27 days

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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

      • Seeking Consultant Psychiatrists for our four Adult Community Mental Health Services
      • Services located across the Auckland Region (Manaaki House (Panmure), Cornwall House (Greenlane), Taylor Centre (Ponsonby) and Kainga Tiaki (Mt Eden).
      • Permanent, full-time (40 hours per week), Monday to Friday, with flexibility available for the right candidate.
      • Relocation packages and immigration support provided for successful overseas candidates.

      Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

      Te Te Whatu Ora I Te Toka Tumai has four adult community mental health centres (CMHCs): Manaaki House (Panmure), Cornwall House (Greenlane), Taylor Centre (Ponsonby) and Kainga Tiaki (Mt Eden).

      We provide a range of high quality therapeutic programmes with a strong multi-disciplinary focus. As a consultant psychiatrist at Te Toka Tumai, you will thrive in a vibrant, innovative and diverse multidisciplinary environment. Professionally, you will have many opportunities to develop and specialise as well as receiving on-going support/ mentoring from highly experienced clinicians.

      The community mental health teams provide a comprehensive range of therapeutic treatment options in collaboration with service users, their families/whānau, and local communities. This is achieved through the assessment and management of the complex health needs of service users, with the provision of effectively planned, episodic care that supports them to manage their overall healthcare needs along with home based treatment options available.

      We are located close to the University of Auckland Medical School and there is the chance to become involved in the formal teaching programme and also supervise medical students on placement in our services. It is also possible to supervise and teach Psychiatric Trainees on the Auckland Registrar Training Scheme. Proximity to the University of Auckland can bring the opportunity for research collaboration.

      We encourage and support the development of leadership skills in our Consultants Psychiatrists and there will be opportunities to apply for formal leadership positions.

      We welcome applications from overseas candidates and for information about relocating to New Zealand, please click
      here. There are many benefits to living and working in
      Auckland. You will be working in a major centre with easy access to awe-inspiring scenery and experience outdoor adventures like kayaking in the Coromandel or enjoying dark sky sanctuary of Great Barrier Island

      Click here
      to view the position description.

      Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

      To be successful in this role you will be vocationally registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand with a current Practising Certificate or be eligible for registration (Please note, if you are an overseas specialist, you will be required to provide source verification of your qualifications for your registration application. For more information about the registration process and source verification of qualifications, please click here.)

      You will also have experience and interest in providing a high-quality service to service users experiencing moderate to severe mental ill-health in a community setting and a commitment to achieving equitable outcomes for Māori is essential in this role. 

      You will also hold a full and clean driver’s license as this role involves some community work.

      For more information about this role please contact
      Eileen Hughes, via

      Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation 

      We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland. 

      We are part of
      Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.

      Immigration NZ has introduced a new Accredited Employer Work Visa system from 4 July 2022 that includes a simplified residency process for health workers on the new “Green List” of occupations – and this position is one of those designated critical positions! For successful candidates offered a position with us who require a Work Visa, we will provide support with their Visa application. Here are the links to two key pages of NZ Immigration's official site for more information:
      Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa
      and Immigration NZ Green List Occupations

      We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.

      He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

      We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Whatu Ora I Te Toka Tumai. And Auckland is a vibrant, growing city with a rich cultural life.

      For more information on what we offer, please click here

      Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

      Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.

      If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Recruitment Consultant at to discuss how we can best support your application.