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Medical Officer (MOSS) Psychiatry

Employer Nelson Marlborough Health
Workplace Nelson Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry
Term Locum
Grading Medical Officer
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Nelson Marlborough Health Workplace Nelson Hospital
Specialty Psychiatry Term Locum
Grading Medical Officer Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date Open

Job description

Nelson & Tasman Community Assessment Team (CAT)

Fixed-term, full-time position from August 2021 to August 2022
•Make a lifestyle change and bring your psychiatry skills to one of NZ’s most sought after regions
•Busy outpatient service
•Monday to Friday with no on call

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

Nelson Marlborough Health’s (NMH's) Mental Health and Addictions Service is recruiting for an experienced Medical Officer (MOSS) Psychiatry to work 80 hours a fortnight (1.0FTE), on a fixed-term basis for 12 months, while the acute mental health service model of care delivery is undergoing review.

You will be working within a multi-disciplinary team with shared decision making and support for the work that you do.

This role is based at our Community Assessment Team building on the Braemar site of Nelson Hospital.

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

Applicants will have a minimum of four years full-time experience working in the field of psychiatry and will hold MB Ch.B. Applicants must be eligible to gain registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and hold a current practising certificate.

Collegiality and collaboration across all disciplines are key to our delivery of a successful service. A strong sense of community and belonging is reflected in everything we do. If this sounds like the sort of environment that you will thrive in, then we want to hear from you!

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. 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)

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

Nelson / Tasman 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. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit Nelson Tasman New Zealand Official Tourism & Travel Guide

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

For more information, or informal discussions please contact Rita Van Iddekinge, Operational Support via or Dr Craig Fenwick via

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

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


Closing date: Open until filled.

Applications will be processes as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

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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