Psychiatrists – Adult Community Mental Health

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough seeks experienced Psychiatrists – Adult Community Mental Health

  • Permanent full-time
  • Negotiable start date
  • No on-call or weekend required
  • Wairau Hospital, Blenheim, New Zealand 

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

The successful applicants will:

  • Deliver quality services to a population of approximately 49,000 in Blenheim.
  • Join a supportive multidisciplinary team including: Medical Officers, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Nurses and Social Workers, and employment specialists.
  • Have the perfect opportunity to achieve amazing work/life balance and enjoy one of New Zealand’s most sought after regions with no on-call or weekend requirements.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

The ideal applicants will:

  • Bring their psychiatric skills and experience to an acute secondary care hospital and contribute to how healthcare is delivered in Blenheim.
  • Hold Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, or equivalent.
  • Be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate and vocational registration of Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand. 
  • Have experience in consult-liaison psychiatry (preferred but not essential).
  • Fit into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines.

Collegiality and collaboration across all disciplines are key to our delivery of a successful service to our patients and our community.  If this sounds like the sort of environment that you will thrive in, then we want to hear from you!

For the health and safety of staff and patients all Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 including boosters.

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position) 
The salary for this position is based on the current Senior Medical and Dental Officer collective agreement dependent on skills, experience, and vocational registration in NZ. Link

In addition to your salary you will:

  • Receive a generous annual allowance cover your continued medical education expenses (including associated travel and accommodation costs) as well as paid time off to attend events including international conferences.
  • Have access to an employer matched Superannuation contribution of up to 6% of annual earnings.
  • Be reimbursed competitive relocation, accommodation and car rental expenses (conditions apply). 

This is an incredible region of Aotearoa - New Zealand with a lovely climate boasting some of the highest annual sunshine hours year after year and is a wonderful place to work and enjoy life. The schools are excellent, and Nelson is well connected to the rest of New Zealand and the world via its centrally located and well served domestic airport terminal.

There are three national parks nearby providing ample opportunities for quality family-time and appreciation of nature’s wonders. The region is renowned for its breath-taking natural landscapes, with stunning geography capturing everything from unbelievably long golden beaches to rugged mountains and untouched forests.

These magnificent features offer endless opportunities for mountain biking, walking/hiking, water sports and skiing. The region is also well known for its café culture, wineries, art, crafts, and relaxed lifestyle. To explore all these ingredients for a better work/life balance, please visit,, and

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the region  serving a population of approximately 150,000.  Nearly 3,000 strong, we are the largest employer in the region. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)
For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or +64 3 546 1274. 

For more information or informal discussions please contact:

To apply please click Apply Now, or follow this link to complete our online registration and application forms)

Please note: In line with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Amendment Order 2021 all NMH staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with the approved vaccines. 


Closing date: Sunday 11 September 2022.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zeland, Nelson Marlborough strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.  

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: W21-259

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday 11 September 2022