Specialist Psychiatrist – Older Persons’ Mental Health (Blenheim)


  • Become part of specialist team committed to community care of older adults
  • Permanent part-time (32 hours / fortnight) role located in Blenheim
  • Make a lifestyle change and bring your psychiatry skills to Blenheim 

About the role

Nelson Marlborough Health’s (NMH’s) Mental Health and Addictions Service is seeking a Specialist Psychiatrist to work on a permanent 0.4FTE (32 hours a fortnight) basis as an older persons’ consultant, working within the Marlborough community. Older Persons’ Mental Health (OPMH) currently has the equivalent of 1.6 full time equivalent psychiatrists across the district.

About the service

OPMH inpatient care for the Nelson Marlborough region is based at Alexandra Hospital, in Richmond (near Nelson), which has capacity for 10 patients. Inpatient services are limited to those requiring acute assessment and treatment.

OPMH Community services are located in Richmond and at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim. These services provide community based assessment and treatment, time limited case management and liaison services.  We work in partnership with patients, their families, General Practitioners, other clinical teams and community carers and supports to achieve the best possible health outcome for our patients.  The current vacancy is with the community team based in Blenheim. 

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 older persons’ psychiatry is preferable.

What we offer 

Situated at the top of the South Island, Blenheim is well known for its temperate climate, award winning wineries, stunning scenery and outdoor pursuits - all available within minutes of the town centre. The Marlborough region offers exceptional lifestyle opportunities which support work/life balance. Click here for more information on the Marlborough region.

The salary for this position will be the range of $161,304 – $240,000 per annum (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 Nelson Marlborough Health

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.

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How to apply

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274. For more information, or informal discussions, please contact:

Dr Craig Fenwick on Craig.Fenwick@nmdhb.govt.nz

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

Ref: W19-135

Closing date: Open until filled

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: W19-135

Location: Marlborough Community

Closing Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019