Psychiatrist | Greymouth

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, professional challenges and opportunities. If you love the rural setting and the great outdoors, then this is the role for you.

Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services are seeking applications from psychiatrists who would be interested in working in the rural health setting.

The ongoing development of rural specialties, and working to progress integrated services across the Coast, offer you the opportunity to become involved in designing sustainable services for the future. There is also the opportunity to become a member of the Rural Special Interest group of the RANZCP.

The WCDHB mental health service is small but agile. You will be one of a team of several psychiatrists (5 FTE) working collegially with a stable and experienced workforce to provide specialist services to a population of approximately32,000 people. We have systems in place to support collegial relationships and professional development, and we’re always keen to explore new ideas.

Rural services require a high degree of flexibility, as the work is diverse, The role is essentially for a generalist and may include responsibility for aspects of general adult psychiatry (community and inpatient), addictions, older persons and child and adolescents. The exact range of clinical responsibilities will be negotiated in regard to your experience, interests and the Service needs.

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.

What’s Next

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

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The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19.  As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: WC240798

Location: Greymouth

Closing Date: Apply Now!