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Specialist Psychiatrist - Older Persons' Mental Health (Blenheim)

Employer Nelson Marlborough Health
Workplace Nelson Marlborough Health
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 16
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 21 Apr 2019
Employer Nelson Marlborough Health Workplace Nelson Marlborough Health
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 16 Application closing date 21 Apr 2019

Job description

•Permanent, part-time role located in Blenheim
•Make a lifestyle change and bring your Psychiatry skills to Blenheim
•Become part of specialist team committed to community care of older adults

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 ten patients. Inpatient services are limited to those requiring acute assessment and treatment.

OPMH Community services are located at Richmond and 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.

About Nelson Marlborough Health

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand's Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 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

How to apply

For role specific information or informal discussions, please contact Rita Van Iddekinge, Operational Support on or Dr Craig Fenwick on

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

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please click 'apply now' and complete our online application form.


Closing date: Sunday, 21 April 2019.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Rita Van Iddekinge
Phone 03 546 1274
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