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Addictions Medicine Specialist

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

Job description

•Make a lifestyle choice and bring your addiction medicine expertise to Nelson the sunshine capital of New Zealand
•Role requires clinical expertise implementing a range of treatments in addiction environments
•Negotiable commencement date

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

This is a permanent, full-time position within the mental health and addictions service based at Nelson Hospital. Clinical services are delivered by a full multidisciplinary team including: Psychiatrists, Medical Officers, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Nurses and Social Workers.

You will provide addiction medicine services district wide to consumers with alcohol and drug dependency; particularly those with significant co-existing health disorders or opioid dependency. You will also contribute your addiction medicine expertise to the wider mental health team to develop the capacity of our services to provide quality treatment to individuals having both substance use disorders and other significant mental health disorders.

We are encouraging applications from a broad range of medical practitioners, with specialist training and experience in addictions practice, for this pivotal role supporting our integration programme.

The vision for our programme is:

Working with people of our community to promote, encourage and enable their health, well-being and independence by providing flexible responsive integrated mental health and addictions services

The salary for this position will be the range of $164,369 - $244,260 (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 CME Leave and a $16,000 allowance to put towards your continued medical education.

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

You will be an experienced clinician with expertise in assessing and managing the medical complications of addictive disorders, and implementing a range of treatments in addiction environments.

You will have excellent relationship development and networking skills and you will build credibility with others by acting with integrity and developing and maintaining positive relationships.

You will have:
•Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, or Royal NZ Australian College of Psychiatry (RANZCP), or an equivalent qualification eligible for vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council as a Psychiatrist.
•Current relevant APC and MPS.

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.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Nelson is based at the top of the South Island and has a reputation as the Sunshine Capital of New Zealand. There are three large national parks all within 90 minutes drive. All outdoor pursuits are catered for providing opportunity for mountain biking, tramping, beach and water sports, and skiing and the region is well known for its wineries, art, crafts and relaxed lifestyle. For more information visit

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

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

For role specific information please contact Rita Van Iddekinge, Manager Operational Support at or via +64 27 678 4403

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close: Open until filled (Applications will be reviewed as they are received).

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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Name Rita Van Iddekinge
Phone +64 3 546 1274
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