Ongoing shortage of Psychiatrists in New Zealand offers exciting opportunities for Consultants

Looking for a new challenge and environment?

The opportunity to explore the field of Psychiatry within a different cultural context?

A rewarding role which allows, and indeed actively encourages, a healthy work/life balance?

Then perhaps you should consider making the move to New Zealand…..

We currently have a number of positions available for Consultant Psychiatrists across the following specialties:

Adult (Community and /or Inpatient) Psychiatry
Old Age Psychiatry
Addiction Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry

These roles offer the opportunity to work within a national healthcare system which is amongst the top spenders on mental health, in a unique sociopolitical environment & multi-cultural context. With attractive remuneration and relocation packages, as well as a low cost of living, low taxes & a focus on encouraging a healthy work/life balance, New Zealand is an attractive proposition on both a professional & personal level.

For UK or Irish-trained Psychiatrist with CCT and MRCPsych, the medical registration process is very straightforward. RANZCP have adapted their process reflecting their recognition of these qualifications, meaning less time and significantly less cost. An interview is no longer required and Medical Council of New Zealand will simply undertake a paper-based assessment, which serves as final advice for Psychiatrist with these specific qualifications.

As such, medical registration and visa applications for New Zealand often take as little as 4-5 months to process and can be managed by our dedicated in-house team here at Head Medical. We are also able to provide support and advice in relation to financial matters such as salary negotiations, local taxes and insurance requirements.

We have assisted many Doctors with their job search in New Zealand, ranging from long term permanent moves to shorter term sabbaticals. So, whether you’re actively considering a career in New Zealand and interested in current job openings, or would simply like to find out more about the career opportunities, lifestyle and locations, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact our New Zealand specialist, Sharon Dodds, on +44 (0)131 240 5266 or via for an informal chat.

Alternatively, you can search all of the Psychiatry positions we currently have available in New Zealand on our Jobs page.

For further information on this fantastic location check out our blog or New Zealand homepage.

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