The Bay of Plenty is a large basin stretching inland for nearly 260 kilometres (160 miles) of coast and almost continuous white sandy beaches. There are three main urban centres, all within about an hour’s drive of each other - Tauranga with a population of around 115,000, Rotorua (65,000) and Whakatane (33,000). The region is growing fast, particularly Tauranga which has grown by around 25% since 2001.
It was named in 1769 by Captain James Cook who found the people were generous and there were lots of fish, timber and other supplies. Tauranga is New Zealand’s fifth largest city. It sits right on the water’s edge and is well-known for its blue skies, warm climate, sparkling harbour and relaxed lifestyle.
Mental Health and Addiction Services at the Bay of Plenty DHB provide community-focused care, underpinned by recovery and harm reduction models. The services are supported by a 24-hour seven-day a week acute/crisis service and acute admission inpatient services. The Tauranga acute inpatient unit, Te Whare Maiangiangi, provides 24 beds and the WhakatÄne acute/crisis inpatient unit, Te Toki Maurere, has 11 beds.
The main community services provided in both areas are:
Within some of these services are sub-specialty services such as eating disorders, maternal mental health, early intervention, consultation and liaison.
Consumer and family /whanau advisors are available to provide service-user and family perspectives, and to offer advice to staff on consumer and family issues. Te Pou Korkiri cultural advisors are available to provide cultural support to Maori accessing services. The services work closely with community services, including supported accommodation providers, iwi based groups, family and consumer groups.
We are looking for a Psychiatrist for Tauranga and a Psychiatrist for Whakatane. If you enjoy watersports, the outdoors and are looking for a lifestyle balance, contact us now.
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New Zealand Medical Council Vocational registration, or eligibility, is essential for this role. Contact NZDr for information and advice around this process.