Consultant Psychiatrist - Regional Dual Disability Services (RDDS), Te Whatu Ora - Te Tai Tokerau in partnership with Te Whatu Ora - Counties Manukau
Are you passionate about working with people who have comorbid Intellectual Disabilities and a Mental Health condition? Do you enjoy partnering with whanau in that work? Do you want the opportunity to work with a diverse regional population? Do you enjoy the challenge of catering for the additional needs associated with Autism, Complex Epilepsy and other neurological conditions? Do you enjoy a supportive team environment and taking a collaborative approach to working with outside agencies and referrers? Then this opportunity is for you!
- E Regional Dual Disability Service (RDDS) (hub and spoke model)
- Great opportunity for SMO or MO interested full or part-time role
- Te Whatu Ora – Te Tai Tokerau in partnership with Te Whatu Ora - Counties Manukau
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand's, Te Tai Tokerau and Counties Manukau districts are working in partnership to enhance the Regional Dual Disability Service (RDDS) which serves the Greater Auckland and Northland regions. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to recruit additional team members including a Senior Medical Officer (SMO) or Medical Officer (MOSS) to work with New Zealand's most culturally diverse populations.
We have a total of 1.0 SMO FTE available and are keen to explore opportunities with interested candidates who are looking for a flexible working arrangement, including part-time or full-time options, to join our teams working in Te Tai Tokerau and/ or Counties Manakau. The team will work as one regional service and pathway following a hub and spoke model, with a new spoke based in Te Tai Tokerau being established. This position will align to one or the other base team.
Our current dedicated and experienced RDDS SMO is based in Counties Manukau and travels regularly to support the Northland region. This new SMO/ MO FTE is a valuable enhancement to our existing RDDS team. Additional enhancements to the RDDS MDT include a range of other mental health professionals with recruitment currently underway.
RDDS is a regional specialist team, covering the wider Auckland and Northland Districts. We offer a comprehensive service including assessment, intervention, and consultation for adult clients with both a psychiatric disorder and significant intellectual disability. Clients accessing our services generally have diverse and complex needs including Autism, physical health conditions, and in particular complex Epilepsy.
This is an excellent opportunity to utilise or enhance your specialist skills or interest in dual disabilities and further develop your clinical expertise alongside a great team including an experienced and dedicated RDDS SMO/ MO.
Te Whatu Ora - Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.
We would welcome an informal conversation if you have an interest in this area and want to find out more about this diverse area of work, or the configuration of the role. Please feel free to contact us today to further discuss.
To be considered you must have or be eligible for specialist registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) in either a vocational or locum tenens – special purpose Psychiatry scope of practice. FRANZCP and / or post graduate qualifications, however happy to hear from those near completion of their studies.
In return we will provide on-going professional support including continued medical education; professional development and peer review. You will have active participation in a growing service that has the opportunity to be at the forefront of both primary and secondary care innovations.
We offer a competitive relocation package to support you and your family to make the move to Northland. If you are currently overseas/ not yet registered, we can assist you with the application process to obtain MCNZ registration. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is also an Approved Accredited Employer by New Zealand Immigration.
To apply please ensure you submit an application via the online portal below. For assistance with the application process or if you have any queries/ would like to organise an informal chat, please contact SMO.Jobs@northlanddhb.org.nz referencing vacancy number: MD22-049
Applications Close: On-going
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