Consultant Psychiatrist - Adult Forensic Service
Capital & Coast District Health Board
Porirua, New Zealand
2 months ago

Our Regional Adult Forensic Service is looking for a Forensic Psychiatrist to work in The Coolest Little Capital. Wellington is a foodies paradise, good coffee is a given and restaurants abound.

New Zealand’s capital is home to film festivals, Weta Workshop and is a cultural art loving compact harbour city.

You will :

  • Work in a multidisciplinary team setting, providing diagnostic evaluation, risk assessment, treatment, monitoring and follow up of mental health consumers and supporting the medical and psychiatric development of the service.
  • Be responsible for providing psychiatric input to regular prison clinics, and following up a small number of Special Patients in the community.
  • Provide court requested psychiatric reports and may occasionally be required to attend court to give an expert opinion.
  • Consultation liaison assessments will also be required.

    Peer review, informal supervision and collegial support is provided on a two weekly basis at the Regional Forensic Service in Porirua.

    Teaching of Registrars and medical students can be part of this role and there are opportunities for a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Otago University.


  • Registered with the Medical council of New Zealand under the vocational scope of practice and preferably be a RANZCP affiliate
  • Experience working with Inpatient and Community Mental Health Service
  • Experience in providing clinical leadership to other psychiatrist in the team
  • Experience in providing clinical leadership in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Have a current driver’s license
  • Applications will only be accepted via our careers portal and Seek. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

    Please submit your CV and cover letter in Word or PDF format. If you have queries, please email Jeanie at recruitment

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