Clinical Psychologist at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Southern, Southland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Southern Rivers Community Mental Health - Balclutha
0.5FTE (20 hours per week), permanent
Clutha / Gore
- Make a real difference
- Established Multi-disciplinary team
- Looking for a slower pace of life?
About the team
The Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team (Gore / Clutha catchment) is an adult service that provides outpatient clinics and outreach services to people living in the wider Gore/Clutha area.
About the role - About you
This 20-hour-a-week role will require good time management skills to enable your assessment, planning, and delivery of effective clinical psychology interventions for patients, you'll actively participate in individual and group therapies. Ensuring the continued well-being of your clients will see you liaising with other clinical psychologists within the organisation to maintain consistent links and treatments for clients.
You will be a motivated individual, keen to make a difference and who thrives in a busy and diverse working environment. It goes without saying you will possess excellent communication and teamwork skills and will be able to work well under pressure and challenging situations. Having experience working with adult patients with mental illness in a community setting, this role combines a wide range of psychological services including risk assessment, diagnostics, formulation and treatment planning, and psychotherapy for people experiencing both acute and longstanding psychological conditions and issues.
You will provide optimal treatment through thorough assessment and continued multi-disciplinary team coordination of treatment. The Clinical Psychologist is an integral and valued member of the MDT responsible for the provision of patient-centred interventions and we want a like-minded individual to join our small team of Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses and Social Workers.
Ideally, you would be based in Balclutha providing services across the wider district, there would however be the expectation of travel to Gore from time to time. To be considered for this role you must be a Registered Clinical Psychologist with The NZ Psychologist's Board, with a clinical scope of practice, and hold a current practising certificate and NZ driver's licence to apply for this role.
You'll get all the best things about a small town, things like convenience, minimal traffic, affordable housing, and friendly locals, but the same sporting and cultural activities you'd find anywhere else. This is an exciting opportunity to join a Community Mental Health Team in a rural setting that offers an excellent work/life balance and access to the great outdoors.
About the DHB
As a DHB, we are responsible for planning, funding, and providing health and disability services to a population of over 350,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District, and Dunedin City.
The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first-class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it's kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.
Closing date Wednesday, 20 December 2023.
Due to the fast-paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.
For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor - Email email@example.com
Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors
For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:
- Occupational health assessment
- Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
- Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
- Covid-19 vaccination is expected for all workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to Covid-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz
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