We are seeking a Consultant Psychiatrist to participate in the on-going development of the recovery programme at this inpatient recovery centre. The centre is a 20 bed, free-standing residential facility and serves men with complex and persistent psychiatric disabilities, who require a longer-term, supportive recovery programme in order to prepare for life in the community. Over half our service users are of Maaori or Pacific ethnicity, and it is a priority to make our service approach responsive to their cultural needs.

The role will work directly with individuals and their families/whaanau and also provide leadership within our multidisciplinary team to further develop and refine the programme. Among our goals, we want to increase service user and family/Whaanau involvement in treatment planning, increase the specificity of diagnostic assessment, and expand the therapeutic offerings for service users. This service is striving to make their programme strengths-based and able to facilitate individuals' progress on their unique paths toward recovery.

The Consultant Psychiatrist will be supported by a team consisting of nursing staff, a psychologist, a social worker, and an occupational therapist. You would be a part of a psychiatric community of 70 physicians and will have allocated time and opportunity to participate in weekly Grand Rounds, peer review, continuing medical education, and quality improvement, in support of your on-going professional development.

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 has just opened a 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. Let's 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