Consultant Psychiatrist/Tākuta Mate Hinengaro Mātanga - Hutt South Adult Community

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Location: Hutt Valley

Contract: Permanent, full time


The Hutt Valley South Community Mental Health & Addictions Team is a multidisciplinary team comprising psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, alcohol and other drug clinicians, and administration staff. We are managed by a Clinical Nurse Manager.  Our catchment area extends South from the suburbs of Stokes Valley to Wainuiomata.  Our client group is diverse and we cover a broad-spectrum both socioeconomically and culturally.

The Hutt Valley Community Mental Health & Addictions Team is contracted to meet the mental health needs of 3% of this population who have moderate to severe mental illness.

The successfull candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all necessary clinical steps are taken to assist clients to achieve optimal health, wellbeing and safety through the provision of appropriate assessment, intervention and education.


  • Provide high quality diagnosis, treatment and follow up of clients 
  • Treatment in a community setting of a broad range of diagnoses and co-morbidities 
  • Work together with other members of the multidisciplinary team 
  • Provide advice and support to colleagues in primary care 
  • Hold responsibility for the management of patients subject to compulsory treatment 
  • Supervise psychiatry registrars and medical students 
  • Contribute to the on call roster for psychiatrists 


  • Vocationally registered in psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRANZCP or equivalent and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • Relevant training and experience
  • Have a current driver's license


The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Te Korowai Whariki services include regional forensic and rehabilitation services covering the Central region while the intellectual disability services extend the length and breadth of the country from six bases located in Whangarei, Auckland, Cambridge, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community. CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour.  With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

Please note we will be considering applications as they are submitted. 

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (SMO05-20) and job title in the subject line.


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By joining together we will succeed



Permanent/Full Time

Job no: SMO05-20

Location: Hutt Valley

Closing Date: 1 March 2020