Consultant Psychiatrist

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Consultant Psychiatrist
Mental Health and Addiction Service

Are you looking for?

  • A friendly team environment?
  • A service that is striving to deliver excellent care to clients on their journey of recovery.
  • A challenging role delivering Opioid Substitution Treatment and other interventions? 

Then this is the opportunity for you!  

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) has an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist or Medical Officer with an interest in addiction medicine, to join the multidisciplinary specialist Addiction Service based in Tauranga.  

The main focus of this role is to provide Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) for patients across the district in accordance with the New Zealand OST guidelines. Previous experience working in addiction medicine would be an advantage but not essential as there are experienced clinicians who will support the new appointee. The appointee/s will work with senior psychiatrist and mental health and addiction services registrar colleagues and have close liaison with general practitioners and pharmacists. We are open to this opportunity being full time or part time hours. 

Tauranga is a vibrant city and the surroundings are spectacular with beautiful beaches and countryside in close proximity. The Coromandel, East Cape and Auckland are all an easy drive away, as are the ski fields of the Central Plateau and Lake Taupo. There is outstanding access to outdoor recreational opportunities and a wide-range of schooling options, both public and private, an Institute of Technology and a recent addition is the University of Waikato Campus. Lifestyle options are diverse and you can live 20 mins from the hospital on a lifestyle block, in the bush, on an estuary with a boat or kayak or at the beachside town of Mount Maunganui and Papamoa.  

If you have New Zealand Medical Registration and a current Annual Practicing Certificate and would like to discuss this role further, please contact Dr Fiona Miller - Clinical Director, Mental Health and Addiction Services, ph: 07 579 8313 or email

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has an innovative culture where staff share the principles of Compassion, All-One-Team, Responsive and Excellence in their daily work.  The successful applicant will have to provide evidence they are compassionate, team spirited, responsive to needs and with an attitude of always striving for excellence.

Applications are to be made online!