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Clinical Psychologist (Cancer Psychological and Social Support Service)

Canterbury District Health Board
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Job Description

This is a position that will provide an opportunity for you to contribute and improve the experience for patients and their families/whanau with a confirmed or strongly suspected cancer diagnosis.

You will achieve this by working with the National Lead, Regional Lead and Cancer Psychological and Social Support workers and other key providers, to provide a Regional Supportive Care Service.

This role comprises the comprehensive assessment of, and delivery of tailored and appropriate intervention to patients who are either under 'high suspicion' of, or have a newly confirmed diagnosis of Cancer (thus are at the front of the cancer pathway). The needs of these patients will have been deemed to be 'high and complex' by the referrer, thus the successful incumbent will be working closely with fellow clinical psychologists and social workers in the team to provide 'best psychosocial care.'

This a regional role, requiring that, at times, assessment and treatment will be offered at other identified South Island spokes, either via face to face clinical interaction and/or utilising video conferencing facilities. There is also an expectation that the role will include the support, up-skilling and teaching of other health professionals, working in the field of Psycho-Oncology, at times.

You'll have excellent interpersonal and organisation skills. You will need to have the ability to work in a very collaborative manner within a team but also at times autonomously. A high standard of report writing is required.

You'll hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology (or overseas equivalent), and a preference of Registration in the Clinical Scope of Practise or Health Psychology scope.

*This is a fixed term opportunity lasting up to 30 June 2018. You'll be working on a part time basis of up to 28 hours per week. The specific arrangement of these hours is will be discussed and mutually agreed upon with the successful candidate.

Enquiries should be directed to Heather Ewing, Recruitment Specialist on  email

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at to complete an application and download a position description.