Specialist Psychiatrist - In Patient Service, Nelson


  • 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 
  • Excellent working conditions, a relocation package and a negotiable commencement date

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

Nelson Marlborough Health’s (NMH’s) Mental Health and Addictions Service is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Consultant Psychiatrist working 0.8 – 1.0FTE (negotiable). You will be joining a highly effective team performing vital work across our inpatient and community services. This position is based in Nelson serving a population of approximately 100,000. You will be joining another experienced full-time Psychiatrist in the inpatient service, with full peer support. Staffing across the wider Mental Health team includes: 7 Psychiatrists and 5 Medical Officers/Registrars. 

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. 

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Our well-developed 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 for acute to rehabilitation is provided through an onsite 30 bed inpatient unit with IPC facilities. 

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for 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.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

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

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 is not essential. 

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

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/ 

We invite you to view our short ‘Careers at Nelson Marlborough Health’ video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXWFyqsK-1M 

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

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

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

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 

N20-106

Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N20-106

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Closing date: Open until filled