Consultant Psychiatrist - Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre
Part Time 0.5 FTE (with possible option of Full Time 1 FTE) until end of March 2020
The High and Complex Needs Service for Mental Health at Auckland District Health Board comprises the Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre and the Assertive Community Outreach Service (ACOS), both based in Pt Chevalier. The Psychiatrist vacancy is to provide cover for an internal secondment and is primarily within Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre. However the role will include providing some cross cover into ACOS as needed.
Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre is a 40 bed inpatient rehabilitation service based in Pt Chevalier providing a therapeutic recovery oriented environment open to people residing in the Auckland DHB and Waitemata DHB areas. BRC accepts referrals of people aged 17 to 65 years although the majority of clients are under 30. Many present with the complex challenge of both severe mental illness and co-existing drug and/or alcohol problems.
The Assertive Community Outreach Service is an intensive Community Mental Health Team. The ACOS team works with people who have a history of poor engagement with mental health services and who present with high risk associated with their condition. The aim is to provide responsive treatment to Service Users/Tangata whai i te ora who require more flexibility and intensity of support. ACOS covers all of the Auckland District Health Board area.
We welcome applications from Psychiatrists with a current NZ Annual Practising Certificate. The experienced Psychiatrists across both services welcome the opportunity to work alongside either junior or experienced colleagues.
You will bring positive experiences of working collaboratively with clients, families, multi-disciplinary teams in both inpatient and community settings. We will offer you a stimulating and collegial working environment in a pleasant setting with good opportunities for professional development.
This vacancy is for a fixed term until the end of March 2020, working 20 hours (with possibility of working full time 40 hrs) per week based in Pt Chevalier.
We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB.
For an initial confidential discussion please contact Adele Wakeham - Operations Manager on 021 354461
For help with your online application please contact Teenie Nguyen, Recruitment Coordinator
quoting reference number AUC04456.
Closing date: 28 July 2019
Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Children's Worker as defined by the Act.