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Psychiatrist - Mental Health and Addiction

Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora
New Zealand (NZ)
Closing date
Jun 30, 2024

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Making a difference - it's what you do. But what about what you need? We've got it all covered at Health New Zealand – so why not make a difference, somewhere different?

Discover a career as a Psychiatrist in New Zealand’s Mental Health and Addiction sector

The publicly funded mental health and addiction workforce is spread across New Zealand through primary healthcare organisations, general practices, over 200 non-government organisations, and in Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora specialist healthcare settings.

We’re looking for talented people to fill vacancies in a variety of mental health and addiction roles, where you’ll receive the standard entitlements of 10 days of sick leave, plus some additional allowances that may include (depending on the role):

  • On-call availability allowance Continuing medical education (up to $16k per year) Up to 6 weeks of paid annual leave

About the Opportunity

We’re looking to fill multiple roles across New Zealand, including:

  • flexible working full-time part-time, and casual opportunities.   

Helping you make the move

Psychiatrists are on Tier 1 of New Zealand's Green List which means you are eligible for the Straight to Residence Visa and can apply for New Zealand residency before you arrive, provided you have a job offer from us.    

Our Candidate Support Team provides one-to-one personalised support throughout your journey to your new home in Aotearoa, New Zealand. This includes:

  • help with visas and immigration, matching you to an area of the country that best meets your preferences, plus relocation, and settlement support.  


To work as a Psychiatrist in New Zealand, you must become registered to practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand, and hold an Annual Practising Certificate. Our team can help get you started with the registration process.   

Who we are at Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora

Health New Zealand – Te Whatu Ora is the Government organisation that provides publicly funded universal health care in Aotearoa New Zealand.

'Te Whatu Ora' translates to 'the weaving of wellness'; which is what we are all about in our holistic and cross-disciplinary delivery of world-class healthcare to 5 million Kiwis across the country.

We recruit across 19 unique districts within the country, developing and implementing plans based on local needs to improve the health and well-being of our communities.  

We are dedicated to building a team that thrives on diversity and inclusion, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds. Our commitment is to both representing and ensuring that every voice is heard, and valued, and contributes to our dynamic and inclusive culture.  

Join us in paradise – apply now!  

It's never been easier to start a new adventure - and we have a team to help you every step of the way.  

Come on over to Aotearoa New Zealand, and make a difference, somewhere different.  

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