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Clinical or Health Psychologist

Canterbury District Health Board
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Canterbury - Christchurch
Job Type:
Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

Our Purpose: What We're Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We're world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we're always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we're all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata
Putting people at the heart of all we do

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we're putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity's All About

The CDHB Cancer Psychological and Social Support Services team has a vacancy for a suitably qualified Clinical or Health Psychologist (registered with NZPB).

The successful applicant will be joining a dedicated team of three Social Workers and three other Psychologists based near Christchurch hospital, delivering service across the Canterbury region. The CDHB based team also forms part an upper South Island regional team with members in Nelson-Marlborough and Timaru.

Our team provides support to patients who are under suspicion of, or in treatment for recently diagnosed cancer (or recurrence thereof), and who carry their unfair share of difficulties that could jeopardise their treatment of their (or their family / whanau's) adjustment to the illness.

Skills and experience:

  • Registered Clinical or Health Psychologist
  • Previous experience in a hospital setting with cancer patients is preferred but not essential
  • Effective communication skills

This is a permanent 0.7 FTE position (i.e. 28 hours per week) for an experienced Psychologist able to bring a breadth of assessment and treatment skills to the position, and equipped to support staff from a range of professional backgrounds with advice and clinical consultation.

Belonging Here: Becoming Part of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you'll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn't a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn't for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact


Phone: 03 3377961

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

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