Psychiatrists - Christchurch, New Zealand

Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

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Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue to putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do.  Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.  

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About


This service provides court reports for most mentally ill offenders in the region, a psychiatric service to the prisons and a spectrum of inpatient care from medium secure to open rehabilitation wards.

You will have a lead role in our established multidisciplinary teams and have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of our client centered framework.

Child & Adolescent:

Our Child and Adolescent Service has a comprehensive range of both community based and inpatient teams and also provides consultation/liaison for GPs, school and key allied health /social service agencies.


Our adult mental health service includes crisis care, routine, outpatient, inpatient and or rehabilitation teams. Here, collaboration and professionalism are at the fore with strong multi-disciplinary teams and you will get to use your specialist knowledge and clinical expertise to deliver innovative acute care that meets individual’s needs.

All our services are attached to the clinical training of Psychiatric Registrars and the local undergraduate medical school and our staff are involved with teaching and training of students and Registrars across the spectrum of experience.

A great career and a great lifestyle is waiting for you in Christchurch. See you soon?

Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks!

If this particular role isn’t for you we do have other similar opportunities please look on careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online, or to find out more information about the role, please contact Tracey Sutherland


Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time, Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time, Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

Job no: 233746

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Thursday, 31 January 2019