Specialist Psychiatrist - Mental Health Services (2 positions)


  • New job, new challenges and an exciting new lifestyle awaits you in Nelson, New Zealand.
  • Make a lifestyle change and bring your psychiatry skills to Nelson 

About the role

Nelson Marlborough Health’s (NMH’s) Mental Health and Addictions Service is seeking two Specialist Psychiatrist working 0.8 – 1.0FTE (negotiable). You will join our highly effective team and perform vital work across our inpatient and community services. The position would be based in the Nelson region serving a population of approximately 100,000. Staffing includes: 7 Psychiatrists, 4 Medical Officers/Registrars. 

Suitable interested applicants could also be considered for the Clinical Director Mental Health & Addictions (0.2 FTE) and/or Director Area Mental Health Services (DAMHS) role (0.1 FTE). 

About us

Our well-developed community psychiatric services include a community mental health team, with 24 hour acute intervention, general adult, child and adolescent, older persons and addiction medicine.  Inpatient care is provided through an onsite 26 bed inpatient unit with IPC facilities. 

About you 

Applicants must hold Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, or equivalent, and be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate and vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.  Experience in consult liaison psychiatry would be an advantage but not essential. 

What we offer 

Nelson is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. World renowned wineries are nearby and the area is rich in art and culture with many cafes and excellent schools and facilities for families. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit http://www.nelsonnz.com/   

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How to apply

For more information, or informal discussions please contact Rita Van Iddekinge, Operational Support via Rita.Vaniddekinge@nmhs.govt.nz 

To view the position description or to apply click on ‘Apply’ or go to our careers website via www.nmdhb.govt.nz/careers 

Closing date: Open until filled

Ref: N19-056

Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N19-059

Location: Nelson

Closing Date: Closing date: Open until filled