We are looking for a Consultant Psychiatrist with special training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders that occur in older adults.  If you are motivated, forward thinking, resourceful, collaborative and have a passion for working with older adults this position could suit you.

The Service is predominantly a community based service with a 16 bed specialist inpatient unit.  The service works closely with other local and regional services within the region. They work as a multi-disciplinary team including nursing, medical, occupational therapy, clinical psychology, social work and support staff.

The service provides specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitation interventions in partnership with clients, whanau, primary care and other agencies. The service primarily sees older adults presenting with mental health needs in later and older adults with complex behavioural and psychological needs secondary to a dementia process (BPSD).

There are some people referred with complex physical and mental health needs where co management across more than one specialty service maybe needed.  The service works in close collaboration with other service providers to identify the best ways of achieving this.


Located in New Zealand’s New Zealand's capital city which was recently announced as the world’s 4th most liveable city, it is  a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour.  With easy access to vineyards and beautiful beaches, there's plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.

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