Rural Psychiatrist


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

Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services are seeking applications from a vocationally registered psychiatrist, interested in working in the rural health setting.

The Rural Mental Health Service provides general adult outpatient psychiatric care to the communities of Canterbury from the Rakaia river in the south to Kaikoura in the north and the Southern Alps in the west as far as Arthurs Pass. 

This role requires a high degree of flexibility and traveling to clinics in these areas. The role is essentially for a generalist and includes responsibility for aspects of general adult psychiatry (community).  It also incorporates consultation liaison with general practitioners working in primary health settings and visits to medical practices in the various areas. There is also some degree of networking required within communities.

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

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

Email: Tracey.Suterland@cdhb.health.nz

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

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

Job no: 234809

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Thursday, 31 January 2019