An exciting opportunity has become available to join our dynamic Mental Health and Addictions:
Our preferred candidate is expert in psychiatry for the elderly and has experiences working with diverse teams. The position works across the whole community, including outreach into specialist aged care providers. The role also works alongside our inpatient Consultant in providing expertise to the small inpatient service facility.

This role has an on-call component (1:6) and benefits from a unique recruitment and retention bonus (20%) for the suitable candidate.


Located in central North Island this health board serves a population of 110,000. The town is set on its namesake lake and is renowned for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. There are in fact 17 lakes in the area making an outdoor paradise for fishing, watersports, biking and hiking through the stunning forests. Whilst inland, the beautiful east coast beaches are not too far away, nor the mountains and ski fields for those thrill seekers.

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: Central North Island

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

Work type: Locum