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Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

We are seeking 2 x Psychiatrists that are either looking Full Time (preferably) or Part Time roles in the vibrant Christchurch to join our South Community team.

Ōtautahi Christchurch is a place fit for everyone. Nature lovers, adventure seekers, foodies, arts enthusiasts, family focused, young professionals, career hunters – whatever you are looking for, you’re sure to find your rhythm in our city. Check out all that Christchurch has to offer here

In this role you will work within our Adult General Service as part of our integrated system. Here you will enjoy a variety of presentations in your role involving input into crisis, inpatient and community assessment and under care work.

Experience in Adult Mental Health which could include inpatient, outpatient, alcohol and drug service and rehabilitation, is essential. You will work within quality driven, forward thinking multidisciplinary teams where collaboration and professionalism are at the fore. No two days will be the same!

You will use your specialist knowledge and clinical expertise to deliver innovative acute and long-term care that meets individual’s needs. As a Psychiatrist you will enjoy having a lead role in our established multidisciplinary teams and have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of our client centred frameworks.

To be considered for this role, you must be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand

Our Culture: What matters to us

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 

As a team we are committed to focusing on our Five Strategic Pillars (Ngā Pou Aronui) and keeping them in mind and at the forefront of our strategic plan;

Pillar 1: Mana Tangata: A clearly defined focus on people with serious or acute mental disorders and who are unable to be treated elsewhere.

Pillar 2: Matatau: in-depth clinical/specialist expertise in the assessment and treatment of people with serious or acute mental disorders.

Pillar 3: Mahi Tahi: A multi-disciplinary and integrated approach that places consumers and their families at the centre of all we do

Pillar 4: Manaakitanga: A positive culture and environment that values our staff and embodies compassion, hope and wellbeing.

Pillar 5: Whanaungatang: Continuously building and sustaining our partnerships with the wider health system, other agencies and the community to support other professionals and help in the creation of a sustainable mental health system.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills & Experience

You will need to be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, to find out more please follow this link

Belonging Here

Being part of the Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Amy Walker – Recruitment Specialist.


Please note that applications made via an agency will not be considered.

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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC2674271

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now!