Located on the West Coast of New Zealand’s North Island and home to approximately 43,000 people, Whanganui sits at the junction of State Highways 3 and 4. It is a 2 ½ hour drive north from Wellington, an hour and a half from Mount Ruapehu and Mount Tongariro and an hour flight from Auckland. Most of the city lies on the northwestern bank of the historically significant Te Awa o Whanganui – the Whanganui River. The longest navigable river in New Zealand and once known as the Rhine of New Zealand, the Whanganui River has shaped the history of the city and its people.
We are looking for a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist to join the team of hard-working and friendly team. Whanganui DHB provides a range of mental health and addiction services in the community, rural areas and on the Whanganui Hospital campus.
The services are available for people of all ages with each of the services focusing on different aspects of the mental health and illness continuum. Most of the mental health services provide for people living with severe mental illness except for the WDHB’s Alcohol and Other Drug Service which focuses on early and youth intervention.
The Mental Health and Addiction Services works in conjunction with primary health, mental health and addiction non-government organisations (NGOs), Kaupapa Maori services and community agencies to ensure service users/tangata whaiora needs are met in all aspects of their lives. These needs include crisis work, housing, income, cultural, spiritual, day-to-day living support, recreational, educational and employment needs.
WDHB’s Mental Health and Addiction Services work from a recovery approach which is based on promoting hope, supportive environments, self responsibility and self determination while working within the legal and best practice guidelines for professional and industry standards.
All WDHB Mental Health and Addiction Services have a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of health professionals who work together with the service user and their family to ensure they receive integrated care to help with their recovery and discharge.
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Vocational registration, or eligibility, is essential for this role. Contact NZDr for information and advice around this process.