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The best Psychiatrist jobs in New Zealand

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Psychiatry job

General Adult Psychiatrist – North Island, NZ

If you are a General Adult Locum Psychiatrist legend how about Mercury Premium. Enjoy variation both at work and in your free time.

Dates: Feb 2022 – May 2022

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Psychiatry job

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist – North Island, NZ

Is the mental wellbeing of our tamariki (children) your passion?

A change is as good as a holiday, take a break doing what you love. We have wonderful Locum Psychiatrist opportunities for you.

Dates: Mar 2022 – Jul 2022

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Psychiatry job

Drug & Alcohol Psychiatrist – North Island, NZ

Drug and alcohol abuse is huge problem that many kiwis face each day. We have exciting Locum Psychiatrist opportunities that prioritise patient wellbeing as well as a work-life balance.

Think cycling through native NZ forest or catching the local surf within minutes from work.

Dates: Dec 2021 – April 2022

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What you don’t need to worry about…

Earn up to $12,000 per week

Get paid on a per-patient basis


All flights and accommodation is covered by us.


One week, one month, or more, we’ll work with you. Start on your terms.

“I have locumed through Mercury for over 13 years. They always have a friendly and human approach to me while holding extreme professionalism. The way they supported me is very comforting”.

Dr Sreemanti Chaudhuri

Locum Psychiatrist (United Kingdom)


I live outside of New Zealand, can I apply?

Yes. If you are a doctor looking for a job in New Zealand, our experts have the skills to quickly assess your qualifications and can advise on the steps required, we also have contacts at immigration offices, MIQ facilities and more in order to make your transition as smooth as possible.

What do I need to have in order to be eligible to work as a doctor in New Zealand?

In order to be eligible for our opportunities for doctors you need to have full vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

For Australian vocationally registered doctors, if you have an FRANZCP then registering in New Zealand should be straight forward. Equally qualifications from UK, U.S.A, Ireland, and Canada are also acceptable.

I'm already employed as a doctor in Australia/New Zealand, can I take on this locum as well?

Yes. The employment contracts in Australia and/or New Zealand do not restrict your ability to take on other work like locums.

Do I have to pay for travel and accommodation?

Your travel and accommodation is covered as part of the working arrangements.

Do I have to organise the patients and roster?

No, we work with our clients and make sure you have a full roster and schedule.

What is the advantage of working with a medical recruitment agency?

The benefits of working as a doctor, nurse or healthcare staff with a medical recruitment agency such as Mercury, is not only that we have a deep knowledge of the market that you can tap into, but we also share relationships with many hospitals, increasing your chances of finding the role you are looking for. The other advantage of working with a solid healthcare recruitment agency includes our relations with compliancy agencies like New Zealand Medical Council and New Zealand Immigration.

Does this replace my current public or private work?

Most of our doctors do this to supplement their current work, but this is your choice and will depend on opportunities we have available. You can choose to do this in addition to your current work or as a replacement.

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