Geriatric Psychiatrist New Zealand

Location: Hutt Hospital, Wellington

Contract: Permanent - options also available for fixed-term


Our service

Our Older Persons Mental Health (OPMH) Service is based at Hutt Hospital and provides specialist services to people over the age of 65 who present with mental health problems or dementia with significant behavioural and psychological symptoms.


Services are mostly provided in the community but those requiring acute assessment and treatment have access to inpatient beds at Hutt Hospital managed by the OPMH service. We are a high functioning, collegial and interdisciplinary team with strong links to Geriatric medicine.


About our role

As our new Consultant Psychiatrist you will be working alongside a very experienced and enthusiastic group of colleagues. You will be one of three consultants working in the Older Persons Mental Health team.


The service provides community 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.


What's on offer:

  • Great relocation package - including airfares, initial accommodation and relocation assistance
  • Competitive compensation and benefits - including our new wellness program
  • Opportunities to develop your special interests and involvement in management

Generous leave policy which includes:

  • 11 paid public holidays
  • 6 weeks' vacation and generous sick leave allowance
  • Paid education leave

To work with us

You will need to hold vocational registration as a psychiatrist with the NZ Medical Council (or be eligible to apply) as well as have experience in working with Inpatient and Community Older Adult MH Services.


Our location

Greater Wellington is a vibrant cultural region which often ends up in 'top lists' of places to live in the world. It has something for everyone from the bustling streets of the city to the numerous walking and mountain bike trails in the surrounding areas. Hutt City offers great schools, a variety of outdoor pursuits, nearby beaches and all just 15 minutes from the capital city centre. The Wairarapa wine growing region is just a short drive away.


How to apply

You can apply now and see a copy of the job description through our careers website:


We also welcome informal enquiries. For further information on this role, please email


If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth as well as a high quality work-life balance, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified, you will hear from one of our recruiters.