We have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist. If you are interested in creative treatment planning, working with families/whaanau, and participating in the development of recovery-oriented interventions that are culturally relevant to service users, their families, and their communities then take the opportunity to come and be part of this Mental & Addictions Health Services workforce that is value driven, engaged and supported. 

They care about achieving health equity for their community. This means that all people will live longer healthier lives. Mental Health and Addictions is a key to population health and people's wellness that we are now more than ever focussed on connecting up with the wider health and social systems. Innovation and transformation to deliver more effective services and better outcomes for people, families and communities is their approach to achieving their goals.

As part of their on-going commitment to improve health outcomes for their community they are leading the way in developing an innovative new acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit. This will support service users and their family/whaanau, who require an inpatient stay for the treatment of mental health issues. The new inpatient unit is the first of its kind in New Zealand and is equipped to assist with providing better care for the community. The new building maximizes natural light and has safe inner garden courtyards and therapeutic areas and is the largest inpatient unit in the region.

The area comprises a population of about 600,000, and is very culturally diverse. It is one of the more urban areas of New Zealand - with easy access to all the entertainment, arts, and culture of our central city- but it also includes beautiful rural areas and beachlands. The regional hospital, has the distinction of being one of the busiest acute care facilities in Australasia, and they have just opened their new, state of the art psychiatric inpatient unit.


Located in New Zealand’s largest city which was recently announced as the world’s most liveable city, and is consistently ranked as one of the best lifestyle cities in the world. It is clean, safe, and culturally diverse. It offers good education and healthcare, and access to healthy lifestyles with cycle ways, 49 volcanic hills, 50 islands, 

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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Location: Auckland

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

Work type: Locum