Specialist Psychiatrist | Older Persons Mental Health | South Island

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The best way to describe Nelson Tasman is 'lifestyle'. It often tops New Zealand’s sunshine hours and boasts golden beaches and productive tourism, wine, horticulture and fishing industries.

The region takes up the north western corner of the South Island. The main centre, Nelson city (population 46,000) is a 5-hour drive from Christchurch. By air, Nelson is just 30 minutes from Wellington, 40 minutes from Christchurch, and about 1½ hours from Auckland.

Nelson Marlborough Health's (NMH's) Mental Health and Addictions Service is seeking a Specialist Psychiatrist to work on a permanent 0.4FTE (32 hours a fortnight) basis as an older persons' consultant, working within the Marlborough community. Older Persons' Mental Health (OPMH) currently has the equivalent of 1.6 full time equivalent psychiatrists across the district.

OPMH inpatient care for the Nelson Marlborough region is based at Alexandra Hospital, in Richmond (near Nelson), which has capacity for 10 patients. Inpatient services are limited to those requiring acute assessment and treatment. 

OPMH Community services are located at Richmond and Wairau Hospital in Blenheim. These services provide community based assessment and treatment, time limited case management and liaison services.  We work in partnership with patients, their families, General Practitioners, other clinical teams and community carers and supports to achieve the best possible health outcome for our patients.  The current vacancy is with the community team based in Blenheim.  

With an ideal growing climate, Nelson produces all of New Zealand’s commercial hops and has consequently become the country’s craft brewing capital with 11 craft breweries, while the region’s 25 boutique wineries excel at producing aromatic wines and chardonnay. Other horticultural stand-outs include apples and berries, while the ocean’s produce has made Port Nelson the largest fishing port in Australasia.

Nelson Tasman is welcoming to outsiders. From the eight iwi of Te Tau Ihu, to past and recent internationals, people have always found a home here. With one in five people born overseas, Nelson Tasman has 48 different cultures living in its environs.

Salary: Base + Allowances + Benefits + Relocation package

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Kate McKendry

Phone: +64 21 288 NZDr (6937)

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Location: Nelson / Blenheim | South Island

Salary: Base + Allowances + Benefits + Relocation package

Work type: Locum