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Working as a Psychiatrist in Northland





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Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Whangārei, Te Roopu Kimiora

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Youth Forensic Psychiatrist

Whangārei, Te Roopu Kimiora

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Consultant Psychiatrist - Maternal and Infant Mental Health

Whangārei, Northland

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Consultant Psychiatrist - Te Roopu Whitiora

Whangārei, Te Roopu Whitiora

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Consultant Psychiatrist - Far North, Mental Health and Addictions Services

Far North, Kaitaia

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Consultant Psychiatrist – Acute Continuum, Home Based Treatment

Whangārei, Northland

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Consultant Psychiatrist - Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP)  Whangārei, Northland Find out more here

Senior Medical Officer - General Adult Psychiatry team

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Psychiatrist - Tumanako & He Manu Pae, General Adult

Whangārei, Northland

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Psychiatrist - Psychiatry of the Older Persons Service

Whangārei, Northland

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Psychiatrist - Regional Dual Disability Services, Te Tai Tokerau in partnership with Counties Manukau

Northland / Counties Manukau

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GP with Special Interest – Tumanako, General Adult

Whangārei, Northland

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GP with Special Interest - Alcohol and Drug Unit

Whangārei, Northland

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Your New Life in Northland - NZ!

Interested in an exciting opportunity for a consultant psychiatrist?

Picture yourself in sunny Northland with some of the most spectacular scenery NZ has to offer and an unparalleled work-life balance. As well as a warm climate, the “winterless north” has excellent schools, affordable housing and scenic coastal areas offering a vast range of recreational activities.
As the largest employer in Northland, our district health board is able to provide you with job security and give you loads of opportunity to grow.

Being part of a multi-disciplinary team you will work alongside many other health professionals who all play critical roles in providing the high-quality healthcare we pride ourselves in.  Northland DHB also offers a generous salary package that includes substantial support for Continuing Medical Education.

Our goal is to secure a consultant psychiatrist who wants to live in Northland – we have so much to offer you and your family and you have plenty to offer us.  An excellent relocation package is available to bring you and your family to join Northland Mental Health and Addictions (MHAS) Services.

Northland DHB Values

A lot is expected of us. Our stakeholders include our patients and consumers, their whānau/family, the people of Northland, our Board, our staff, and the Minister and Ministry of Health. We have obligations to each of them which are reflected in our Vision, Mission and Values.

Our Values matter, resonate with us and go a long way to keeping us safe, healthy and happy.  They provide the basis for our organisational culture and remind us what's important.


Our Services

We have Community Mental Health and Addictions Services (CMHS) in four locations across Northland that serve the full age range of the population.  We provide 29 inpatient beds in Whangarei supported by three sub-acute units in the regions.

Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres and a population of 180,000 and MHAS provides service to 5.9% of the population.

Your Skills

We want candidates who are enthusiastic, multi-disciplinary team players committed to improving and developing services to meet the population need. You must be eligible to register with the Medical Council of New Zealand and we can assist with this and work visa.
You will also possess FRANZCP or an equivalent qualification. Trainees within a few months of completing FRANZCP training are welcome to express an interest.

We will consider applications from non-vocationally registered doctors.  Click here to read frequently asked questions.

Our Region

Northland is New Zealand’s northernmost region and the first to be settled by Polynesians and Europeans. Because of our comfortable climate and stunning landscape, our region is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. We have an abundance of ancient forests and historical sites and are surrounded by world-class beaches, with over 100 beaches in the Whangarei District alone. Further north on the west coast, one beach alone is 110 kilometres long.Map of Northland

The region is renowned for giant sand dunes and kauri trees, exciting wildlife, vast areas of green, productive farmland and fruit orchards.
We hold the highest average annual temperature in New Zealand, with summer day time temperatures ranging between 22°C - 26°C. Our winters are very mild, with winter night-time minimums only dropping to around 7°C on the odd occasion. Light frosts are possible in sheltered areas but are not common, and snow is unheard of in low regions.

The region has an average of 2000 annual sunshine hours, and rainfall is around 1,500 – 2,000mm annually, but approximately one-third of that falls during the winter months of June, July and August.

With a land area of 13,789 km², it is just a bit smaller than Connecticut but bigger than any county in the UK.

Whangarei is set between the bustling city of Auckland and the magic of Cape Reinga.  Follow these links for more information about living in Whangarei including schooling and education and housing.

Kaitaia in the Far North has plenty of attractions on its doorstep: 90 Mile Beach and Aupouri Peninsula, Hokianga Harbour, Karikari Peninsula, Doubtless Bay, Ahipara and Shipwreck Bay. The landscape around Kaitaia is incredibly diverse, it ranges from flat agricultural land to bush-covered hills, endless beaches to sheltered swimming bays and mangrove harbours, desert-like giant sand dunes to rainforest streams. Link to more information about living in Kaitaia.

The Bay of Islands in the Mid North is an amazing 16-kilometre wide harbour with 144 beautiful islands, some being reserves, some lived on and some being farmed. The community MHAS service hospital is located inland at Kaikohe but within commuting distance of coastal centres like the tourist hub Paihia and the boutique town of Kerikeri.  Link to more information about living in the Bay of Islands.

Dargaville in the Kaipara region is close to the famous giant Kauri trees of Waipoua and Trounson Forest, where you get a good chance to see Kiwi in the wild. The Northern Wairoa River is the longest in Northland and feeds into Kaipara Harbour, the biggest harbour in the southern hemisphere. The nearby Kai Iwi lakes are the biggest sand dune lakes in New Zealand, ideal for water sports and safe swimming.  Link to more information about living in on the Kauri Coast.

For a map of the region including travel times please click here.

Want to know more

Let us know if you are ready to make the move, by contacting our Senior Medical Officer Recruitment Team – or follow the "Find Out More" link relating to the role.

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