Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult Psychiatry

Our Purpose

The Canterbury District Health Board systematically plan, fund and deliver care to almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. The Canterbury Health System is a world leader in the delivery of integrated health care.  Our main focus is placing people (staff and patients alike) at the centre of everything we do.

The Team

You will be working within a multi-disciplinary team with shared decision making and support for the work that you do. The team members have rehabilitation as a priority rather than short term treatment only and you will have a role in leading them to that end.

The Role

At the Canterbury DHB we are currently recruiting for a part time (0.5 FTR) permanent Consultant Psychiatrists to work within our General Adult Psychiatry team.

We are interested to hear from Psychiatrists who have experience in adult mental health which could include inpatient, outpatient, alcohol and drug service and rehabilitation. 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 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.

Applicants for the Specialist position must have a qualification recognised for vocational registration by the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi 

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

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

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

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

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland – Recruitment Specialist. 


Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 237058

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Friday, 8 November 2019