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Clinical Psychologist

Southern District Health Board
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Otago - Dunedin
Job Type:
Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

Ward 9c, Wakari Hospital

Permanent, part-time, 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week),

  • Make a real difference!
  • Established multidisciplinary team
  • Ongoing training and support

About us

Ward 9C is a busy open 16 bed inpatient facility comprising of two funded youth beds, with a dedicated staff. The service caters to clients that have been assessed as requiring a period of increased assessment, investigations and / or interventions and have been admitted via community teams or the Emergency Psychiatric Service, and cover of all the major psychiatric diagnoses.

The team at Ward 9C have been working hard to develop systems and procedures that support the wellbeing of clients even whilst they are not within the ward. These projects are ongoing and require a dedicated and enthusiastic person to continue forging ahead with continuing initiatives and areas of improvement for the delivery of service. You'll be open to different ways of working to get positive outcomes.

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 surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

About the role

This 20 hour a week role that will require good time management skills to enable your assessment, planning and delivery of effective clinical psychology interventions for patients, and you'll actively participate in individual and group therapies. Ensuring the continued wellbeing of your clients will see you liaising extensively with other Clinical Psychologists within the organisation both on Ward and in the Community seeking to maintain consistent links and treatments for clients.

About you

This position requires a strong communicator, who is flexible with excellent organisational and time management skills.

You'll be adept at working autonomously however you'll be able to seamlessly contribute as a member of a wider multidisciplinary team and when appropriate, provide consultation to other health professionals within the organisation always striving to provide high quality care.

You'll need to demonstrate effective clinical psychological assessment and intervention skills, and an interest in Acute Mental Health.

To be considered for this role you must be a Registered Clinical Psychologist with The NZ Psychologist's Board, hold a current practising certificate and NZ driver's licence.

Closing date: Sunday, 7 July 2019.

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