Psychiatric Medical Trainee Job In New Zealand

Te Whatu Ora Health is actively seeking a psychiatric medical trainee to join their team at Whangarei hospital in New Zealand.  The ideal candidate is responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments and evaluations of patients. Whangarei hospital is the largest population centre providing secondary care service. This secondary base hospital offers a broad spectrum of services, including an emergency department (ED), medical specialists, paediatrics and psychiatry. The candidate must be capable of delivering quality care within the hospital. For this position in the psychiatry department, candidates are required to have a doctorate degree in psychiatry . This full-time position offers a competitive salary range is $85,000 to $120,000 per year.

Responsibilities for Psychiatric Medical Trainee:

  • The candidate design and executes personalized treatment strategies for individual experiencing mental health challenges.
  • Delivers crisis intervention and support to patients within acute psychiatric environments.
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to ensure coordinated care for patient.
  • Possesses the ability to monitor patients progress and adapt treatment plans.
  • Maintaining accurate medical records and documentation.

Qualifications for Psychiatric Medical Trainee:

  • Candidate must holds a medical degree from a recognized institution.
  • It must be registration as a medical practitioner with the medical council of New Zealand.
  • It should possess postgraduate qualifications or certificate in psychiatry.
  • Clinical experience gained from internships, residencies or prior work experience.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, empathy and the ability to collaborate effectively within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Understanding of cultural competence and commitment to providing culturally safe and responsive care.


  • Competitive salary packages.
  • Professional development opportunities, such as access to training program and conferences.
  • Support for work-life balance including flexible working arrangements.
  • Employee have access to an assistance program providing mental health support.

Whangarei serves as the largest population centre in Northland, with Whangarei hospital acting as the primary provider of secondary care services for the province, complemented by three regional hospitals. This is a secondary base hospital providing a wide range of services including ED, medical specialties, ICU, ENT, O&G, Paediatrics and Psychiatry.

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