This is a permanent full-time position within the mental health and addictions service. 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 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 an integration programme.

The vision for the 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
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.


Located in 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. World renowned wineries are nearby and the area is rich in art and culture with many cafes and excellent schools and facilities for families. 

Working in New Zealand

New Zealand has a Multi-Employer Collective Agreement in place across all the District Health Boards and salaries are consistent based upon years of post-specialist experience. NZDr can provide you with all the details for this. 

Benefits include:

  • Base salary (NZ$164,000- $244,560) + allowances for job size, on call and availability.
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • 2 weeks / $16,000 CME/CPD Allowance
  • Reimbursement of your practicing registration fees, college membership and indemnity insurance
  • Relocation packages vary with each DHB.

Working with NZDr 

We provide a comprehensive and highly personalised service as approved recruitment partners to all New Zealand’s health boards. We offer: -

  • Bespoke job search and interview set up and contract negotiations.
  • Medical Council Registration guidance
  • Immigration advice and application management with our own licensed immigration adviser.
  • Access to our personal experience of living in New Zealand - regions, healthcare and school systems to name a few.
  • NZDr is proudly New Zealand owned and operated – talk with the locals.

For more information about this specific role or about living and working in New Zealand contact our team and start the conversation. Lets talk!
Kate McKendry

Phone: +64 21 288 NZDr (6937)

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Salary: Base salary (NZ$164,000- $244,560) + allowances for job size, on call and availability

Work type: Permanent