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Specialist Psychiatrist - Adult Community Mental Health (Marlborough)

Employer Nelson Marlborough Health
Workplace Wairau Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Nelson Marlborough Health Workplace Wairau Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

Location: Wairau Hospital, Blenheim, New Zealand
•Permanent, full-time position
•Good working conditions, a relocation package and a negotiable commencement date
•Make a lifestyle change and bring your psychiatry skills to Marlborough

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

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 and serving a population of approximately 45,000.

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

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 $164,369 - $244,560 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.

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 not essential.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

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.

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

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

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or +64 3 546 1274.

For more information, or informal discussions please contact David Greer, Manager - Integrated Community Mental Health (Marlborough) at or Rita Van Iddekinge, Operational Support via

To view the position description and/or apply click on 'Apply' or go to our careers website via


Closing date: Open until filled

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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