Mental Health Psychiatrist/ SMO/Non training Registrar

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many

What you’ll do with your time

The West Coast location offers amazing lifestyle and recreational activity opportunities, if you love the rural setting and the great outdoors, then this is the role for you.

Mental Health and Addiction Services are seeking applications from psychiatrists who would be interested in working in the rural health setting across teams that include inpatient, Adult Community, Crisis, Alcohol and other Drugs and Child Adolescent Mental Health. The exact range of clinical responsibilities will be negotiated in regard to your experience, interests and the Service needs.

Consideration would also be given to applications from Senior Medical Officers/non training Registrars depending on prior mental health experience.

The development of integrated rural specialties services across the Coast with a population of approximately32,000 people creates opportunities not available in bigger urban centres. This is also an exciting time to join our team as work is well under way with the planning of a new build to house community teams and an inpatient unit at our central location of Greymouth.

We have systems in place to support collegial relationships and professional development, and we’re always keen to explore new ideas. We have regional support for sub-specialities such as Regional Forensics & Eating Disorders

Why us

This isn’t a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in this.

Are you “Cut out for the Coast”? Find out more here!

What’s Next

For more information, please see the position description attached or contact Amy Walker, Recruitment Specialist at

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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: P2244516

Location: Greymouth

Closing Date: Thursday, 7 December 2023