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Consultant Psychiatrist 1.0 FTE

Hauora Tairawhiti (Gisborne) | Posted 4-01-2021

Gisborne (Environment and Agriculture)

  • Closes 31 Jan 2021
  • Posted 05 Jan 2021


Hauora Tairāwhiti Mental Health and Addiction Services, Te Ara Maioha, have three Consultant Psychiatrist vacancies in the area of General Adult, Mental Health Services for Older People and Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Days and hours are to be negotiated.

Te Ara Maioha provide adult inpatient and primary and secondary community mental health and addictions services, infant, child and adolescent mental health and addiction services and mental health services for older people. New funding has been specifically allocated to Tairāwhiti for development of new service models and facilities that will better provide for the needs of the local community. There is a focus in all service development and delivery in addressing inequalities for Maori.

The successful applicant will have diverse clinical work, rewarding and unique collaborations and a positive experience of work life balance. There is opportunity to work creatively and with flexibility to achieve the positive outcomes for whanau. Professional relationships are strong and collegial. There is a commitment to excellence in practice, professional development and opportunities for research. This role will suit a psychiatrist who has energy to tackle inequities and a desire to engage in service development and the motivation to make a difference within this community.

Generalist psychiatrist skills are required as participation in an afterhours on call roster is required. The after hour’s roster is well supported by skilled and experienced front line clinical staff who work with a cultural team. The frequency of call is usually one week night and one weekend per month.



  • Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry or equivalent
  • Registered or eligible for vocational registration in Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand


  • Broad clinical experience
  • Specialist knowledge and broad clinical experience of Mental Health Services for Older People and General Adult psychiatry
  • The ability to work professionally and effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Commitment to quality and safety in clinical practice
  • Have a current driver’s licence valid in New Zealand


A relocation package, including accommodation and a vehicle will be provided to the successful applicant


Gisborne Hospital is the base hospital for the geographical area of Tairāwhiti that extends to the East Cape of New Zealand. Hauora Tairāwhiti is well supported by comprehensive medical and surgical services that provide for a population of 47,000.

Gisborne has outstanding opportunities for people of any age. It is known as a relaxed city that offers access to leisure pursuits such as surfing, fishing, biking and walking. There are great facilities, world renowned beaches, a wonderful climate and vibrant local community with markets and arts. The economy is based on horticulture, forestry, agriculture and tourism and the port is a central hub. The community is small enough to be caring and well connected and large enough to provide diversity of experiences.


All applicants must complete an online Hauora Tairāwhiti application available via our careers page Click the 'Apply' button. Email applications will not be accepted.

Please ensure your uploaded cover letter and CV is in either Word or PDF format.

or further information on any role, please email Dr Sue Mackersey, Head of Department at or Nicola Barrington, Clinical Care Manager Mental Health (Acting) at Please include vacancy number HAU00341 and the job title in the subject line.

Closing Date: 20 November 2020

Positon Description: Consultant Psychiatrist

Reference HAU00341
Location(s) Gisborne
Work type(s) Hauora Tairawhiti (Gisborne)