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Clinical Psychologist - Older Persons Mental Health Community Team

Employer:
Canterbury District Health Board
Job Category:
Health
City/Town:
Canterbury - Christchurch
Region:
Canterbury
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
16-Apr-2018
Closing Date:
27-Apr-2018
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Job Description

About us

Working for the Canterbury District Health Board - working for the Community. At its core, our vision is dependent on achieving a truly collaborative, 'whole of system' approach where everyone in the health system works together to do the right thing for the patient and the right thing for the system and our community as a whole.

About the role

The Older Persons Community Mental Health Team provides treatment for people aged over 65 years who suffer from a wide range of mental disorders. Join us in this part time role and enjoy providing assessment and treatment interventions for outpatients of the Older Persons Community Mental Health Service.

In this part-time position 0.5FTE over a fixed term ending May 2019.

Skills and experience

You'll hold a Masters in Clinical Psychology (or overseas equivalent), and Registration in the Clinical Scope of Practise. Previous experience in the Adult Mental Health field is preferred but your other skill backgrounds or experience will be given full consideration. The position provides ongoing supervision and support to maintain and develop your clinical skills, along with support for general professional development through ongoing education.

The position is a busy role where excellent interpersonal skills and organisational skills are vital. You will draw on your mental health experience to deliver comprehensive assessment and support to clients and their families/whanau and will be an active participant in our multidisciplinary team, working closely with referrers and colleagues from other agencies. The specialist nature of the role affords opportunities for teaching, research and consultative-input both within the wider organisation as well as regionally.

Our culture

  • Care and respect for others. Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata
  • Integrity in all we do. Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono
  • Responsibility for outcomes. Te Takohanga i ngā hua

Benefits

  • Something For You is an employee benefits programme available to all staff of the CDHB. CDHB staff are entitled to preferential rates at a wide selection of partners either on a permanent basis or at exclusive events throughout the year. For both the things you need and the things you just want, as a CDHB employee you will be sure to enjoy being able to choose a little Something For You
  • We help you to construct your Professional Development Pathway out of the components that are best for you, resulting in better patient outcomes

How to apply

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Hayley Buick, Recruitment Specialist - Allied Health, Phone: (03) 3377961 or email hayley.buick@cdhb.health.nz

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at cdhbcareers.nz to complete an application.

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