Consultant Psycho-Geriatrician at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Taranaki, Taranaki
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora Taranaki
Taranaki Whanui He Rohe Oranga - Taranaki Together, A Healthy Community
Te Kaupapa – Mission
Improving, promoting, protecting and caring for the health and wellbeing of the people of Taranaki.
We are looking for people that share our vision by providing the best care for our people and our community. We have a responsibility to see the whole picture, the whole community, in terms of health and to support everyone working in Taranaki to do the best job they can in a world of constant change.
Taranaki - A place like no other
Taranaki boasts some of New Zealand’s most iconic natural landscapes like Mt Taranaki and many adventure activities. The rugged and wild coastline is home to more than 12 world-class surf breaks. Taranaki is a place where you can ski and surf in the same day. For a more relaxing experience, there are many walks (bush, coastal or mountain) as well as art trails, festivals and award-winning museums and galleries and a thriving café culture. Click here to read more information about Taranaki.
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E pā ana ki a tatou - About us
At Te Whatu Ora Taranaki we are committed to recognising the value our people bring to our organisation within a supportive team of healthcare professionals that provide comprehensive care to our patients.
We believe having workforce that is diverse and inclusive, we are a pro-equity Health Organisation and this means that we will be better positioned to understand and serve our community.
When you choose to work with us, we will offer you:
· A comprehensive orientation and induction to our organisation and your department
· Access to clinical training and education
· Up to date facilities, Have a look at
· Project Maunga - our New Facilities currently under construction check this out on our website www.tdhb.org/maunga.shtml
· Opportunities to participate on local project and regional collaboration teams
· Professional development
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
A highly sought after position has become vacant due to promotion for a specialist Psycho-Geriatrician (Psychiatrist of Old Age) working for the Mental Health Service for Older People (MHSOP) at Te Whatu Ora Taranaki.
Psychogeriatric experience preferred but would consider a qualified psychiatrist wanting to pursue old age training. Also willing to consider stage 3 trainees in old age psychiatry wanting to complete their training here and stay for an SMO role. This is a four day per week role however interest in full time work will definitely be considered.
The MHSOP team has a strong focus on community care but also has access to four beds within the acute mental health inpatient area. The team provides specialist assessment and treatment outpatient clinics as well as home-based and residential care-based interventions. The team consists of 3 psychogeriatricians, psychologists, mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and administration support.
The service has close links with the Older Peoples Health & Rehabilitation service.
You will join a wider team of 14 psychiatrists among the other arms of the mental health service, working alongside a dedicated team of medical, nursing and allied health staff.
The Mental Health and Addictions service (MHAS) hosts medical students from the University of Auckland. While here you will enjoy the benefits of teaching and supervising years 5 and 6, while having access to the University’s up-to-date resources.
Taranaki MHAS is also a training site for up to 6 registrars working towards RANZCP fellowship. You will have the opportunity to be involved in registrar education and training.
The MHAS provides a wide range of specialist services within the Taranaki region that include:
- A 23-bed acute inpatient unit comprising 15 Adult, 4 Older Persons and 7 Intensive/high needs beds.
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
- Mental Health Services for Older people.
- Alcohol and Drug Services.
- North and South Taranaki Community Mental Health Teams
- A Co-Response Team
- A Mental Health Assessment Team (Crisis)
As part of the MHAS service, you will be expected to:
- Provide consultant services to people requiring specialist care.
- Interact daily with other departments.
- Mentor junior medical staff attached to the service.
- Have the ability to work in a range of settings i.e. inpatient, outpatient and community settings inclusive of crisis work
- Cover for colleagues in their absence.
- Participate in an on-call 1:10 roster.
Please click here to view the job description.
Moū - About you
You will be known by your peers as someone who:
- Works well in multidisciplinary teams to provide person centred care.
- Strives to improve the way services are developed and delivered.
- Have excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with a wide variety of people from various backgrounds.
- Engages with other providers, consumers, and health organisations to improve the quality and responsiveness of services.
- Focuses on achieving results and developing and maintaining good working relationships in the workplace.
Do you share in our vision, our values and will ensure our patients feel supported and cared for throughout their journey with us?
If you want to make an application click on "Apply Online" from within this page.
For further information, please contact Janette Thompson on Email: Janette.Thompson@tdhb.org.nz
Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together, we will succeed
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Taranaki|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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