Specialist Psychiatrist – Adult Community Mental Health


Location: Wairau Hospital, Blenheim

  • Permanent full-time position
  • Excellent working conditions, a relocation package and a negotiable commencement date
  • Make a lifestyle change and bring your psychiatry skills to Marlborough

About the role

Nelson Marlborough Health’s (NMH’s) Mental Health and Addictions Service is inviting applications from Specialist Psychiatrist to work on a permanent full-time basis within the Marlborough adult community mental health service. You will be joining a highly effective team performing vital work serving a population of approximately 45,000.

Clinical services are delivered by a full multidisciplinary team including:  Psychiatrists, Medical Officers, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Nurses and Social Workers.  There is no on call requirement associated with this position. 

About the role

Mental health inpatient care is provided at Nelson Hospital through a 26-bed general adult unit with IPC facilities and a nine-bed older persons’ unit. Respite care and supported accommodation are available in both Blenheim and Nelson. 

The salary for this position will be the range of $161,304 – $240,000 (as per the current senior medical and dental officer collective agreement) dependent on skills, experience and gaining full vocational registration in NZ. You will also have access to up-to 10 days and a $16,000 allowance to put towards your continued medical education. 

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. 

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving over 150,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Find out more about us https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

What we offer

The Marlborough region offers a very friendly and safe community to raise a family or enjoy ‘kiwi life’ at its best. Its industries include viticulture, aquaculture, tourism, agriculture and aviation. Picton is the gateway to the famous Marlborough Sounds region renowned for stunning scenic bays, fishing spots, boutique accommodation and water sports. 

Blenheim is the hub of the famous Marlborough wine district, the largest wine growing area in the country. For more information on the Marlborough region visit https://marlboroughnz.com/

How to apply

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or +64 3 546 1274. 

For more information, or informal discussions please contact David Greer, Manager – Integrated Community Mental Health (Marlborough) at David.Greer@nmhs.govt.nz or 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 

Ref: W19-134 

Closing date: Open until filled

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: W19-134

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled