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Clinical Psychologist - Nelson

Integrated Adult Community & Inpatient (Wāhi Oranga) Mental Health teams

  • Permanent, full-time position based in Nelson
  • Join our experienced multidisciplinary teams
  • Enjoy the sought after Nelson/Tasman lifestyle

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About these positions)

We have a permanent, full-time position available working 0.5FTE in Wāhi Oranga (Inpatient Unit) as well as 0.5FTE in the Adult Community Mental Health team, based at Nelson Hospital. Our teams provide comprehensive assessment and treatment for people identified as having moderate to severe mental illness.

You will be joining our multi-disciplinary teams of Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers, working closely with clients and their families and whānau to develop and maintain a wide range of skills to support and strengthen the recovery process. You will also work closely with referrers and colleagues from other agencies to achieve the best possible outcomes for the people we support. You will provide a wide range of psychological services including assessment, formulation and treatment planning, and therapy sessions.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be a NZ registered Clinical Psychologist who holds postgraduate qualifications in Clinical Psychology (or overseas equivalent), and registration in the Clinical Scope of Practice with up-to-date knowledge of current research findings relating to major mental health issues and trends.

You will have excellent interpersonal and organisations skills and will be an active participant in our multidisciplinary teams. You will be the type of person who fits into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines. You will engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients and their support networks.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

Nelson is one of New Zealand's top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Deb Moore, Professional Leader Psychology at, direct dial (03) 546 1934.

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close: Open until filled.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.