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Inpatient Psychiatrist - Nelson Hospital, New Zealand

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According to Experience plus competitive relocation expenses reimbursed
Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH)
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Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) seeks an experienced Inpatient Psychiatrist - Wahi Oranga

  • Permanent, full-time
  • Negotiable start date
  • On-call allowance
  • Nelson Hospital, Nelson, New Zealand

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

The successful applicant will do the following:

  • Deliver quality acute care and rehabilitation services to services to general adult population in Nelson-Tasman and Marlborough region
  • Join a supportive multidisciplinary team including: Registrars, mental health nurses, an occupational therapist, and social worker

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

The ideal applicant will do the following:

  • Bring their psychiatric skills and experience to an acute secondary care hospital and contribute to how healthcare is delivered in Nelson
  • Hold Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, or equivalent
  • Be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate and vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Have experience working as a consultant in inpatient psychiatry unit including managing voluntary and in-voluntary inpatients and providing treatment to individuals suffering from mental health and addictive disorders
  • Fit into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines

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

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

The salary for this position is based on the current Senior Medical and Dental Officer collective agreement dependent on skills, experience, and vocational registration in NZ. Link

In addition to your salary you will have the following:

  • Receive a generous annual allowance cover your continued medical education expenses (including associated travel and accommodation costs) as well as paid time off to attend events including international conferences
  • Have access to an employer matched Superannuation contribution of up to six percent of annual earnings
  • Be reimbursed competitive relocation, accommodation and car rental expenses (conditions apply)

This is an incredible region of Aotearoa - New Zealand with a lovely climate boasting some of the highest annual sunshine hours year after year and is a wonderful place to work and enjoy life. The schools are excellent, and Nelson is well connected to the rest of New Zealand and the world via its centrally located and well served domestic airport terminal.

There are three national parks nearby providing ample opportunities for quality family-time and appreciation of nature's wonders. The region is renowned for its breath-taking natural landscapes, with stunning geography capturing everything from unbelievably long golden beaches to rugged mountains and untouched forests.

These magnificent features offer endless opportunities for mountain biking, walking/hiking, water sports and skiing. The region is also well known for its café culture, wineries, art, crafts, and relaxed lifestyle. To explore all these ingredients for a better work/life balance, please visit, and

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the region serving a population of approximately 150,000. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are the largest employer in the region. 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.Inpatient care for acute to rehabilitation is provided through an onsite 30 bed inpatient unit with intensive psychiatric care facilities. 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)

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:

  • Rita Van Iddekinge - Operational Support Manager, , or
  • Dr Craig Fenwick - Clinical Director,, or
  • Gabrielle Jones - Mental Health Manager,

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

Please note: In line with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Amendment Order 2021 all NMH staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with the approved vaccines.

Applications are 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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