Chief of Psychiatry

New Zealand, NZ

01/07/2020 - 19/07/2020



Our Purpose

The Canterbury District Health Board systematically plan, fund and deliver care to almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. The Canterbury Health System is a world leader in the delivery of integrated health care. Our main focus is placing people (staff and patients alike) at the centre of everything we do.

The Team

The Canterbury health system is continuing its journey towards the vision of a fully integrated health and social care system with people at the very heart. It is a health system that aims to support people to stay well in their homes and communities. It is a health system that is connected, integrated, and that values people's time. It is a health system in which quality, continuous improvement and innovation underpins everything we do. It is a health system that, by virtue of what it is achieving, is drawing attention from across New Zealand and around the world.

The Role

The Chief of Psychiatry provides medical leadership across Canterbury's mental health service. In partnership with nursing, allied health and operational leaders in our mental health services, the role is responsible for supporting patient-centred care through continuous clinical improvement while leading initiatives to enhance patient safety and outcomes.

The Chief of Psychiatry also works with Canterbury DHB Chiefs, Chairs and other senior medical leaders to support the achievement of the vision and goals of Our Health System.

Subject to approval by the Director-General of Health, the role will also take on the responsibilities of the Director of Area Mental Health Services as outlined in the Mental Health (Compulsory Treatment and Assessment) Act 1992, reporting to the Director of Mental Health.

A component of Clinical activity will be negotiable.

You will be a senior psychiatrist registerable with the MCNZ, with a demonstrated track record of working collaboratively across a complex adaptive mental health service to provide leadership which results in a vibrant and collaborative medical culture with clarity of common clinical purpose. You will be skilled at forging cross-organisational and system relationships, alignment and commitment. You will be inspirational, self-aware and dedicated to the building of a culture of quality, innovation and continuous improvement.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland - Recruitment Specialist.

Email: [email protected]

Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.