Clinical Psychologist or Registered Psychologist

With an interest in health psychology

Permanent full-time position

  • District wide role based in Nelson
  • Consideration of flexibility of available hours will be given 
  • District-wide position

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

This role provides psychological assessment, consultation and treatment for people with chronic and severe physical health conditions which significantly impact on their mental wellbeing. You will work actively and co-operatively in an inter-professional team and liaise appropriately with relevant healthcare professionals and others involved with the patient including family, support persons, and external organisations.

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

The role has been designed for an experienced clinician who has excellent skills in relationship development and networking. You will have proven clinical expertise to support our system to be better integrated to improve our ability to be responsive, holistic, person centred and recovery focussed. 

You will have not less than 12 months experience in health or clinical psychology, (including practicum experience during training), and experience in therapy with people with physical health difficulties and concerns.

For the health and safety of both staff and patients, and in line with the Health Order, all NMH staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. 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.

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

At Nelson Marlborough Health we encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and is passionate about caring for our community. We do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver.

The Nelson/Tasman region offers a fantastic variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks - with great opportunities for outdoor activities - as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. 

For role specific information please contact Selwyn Mason, Clinical Psychologist on

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received and we encourage you to apply early. 

Nelson Marlborough Health 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: N21-631

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled