Clinical / Health Psychologist (Kaimātai / Hauora Hinengaro) at Capital & Coast District Health Board (Wellington), Wellington Hospital
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.
Location: Hutt Hospital & Wellington Regional Hospital
Service: Cancer Support, ORA Allied Health Service
Contract: Permanent, Part-time (24 hours per week / 0.6 FTE)
Salary: Steps 3 -10 (APEX MECA)
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
We are excited to offer this opportunity for a registered Health or Clinical Psychologist (Hauora / Kaimātai Hinengaro) to join our regional specialist Cancer Support Team. In this role you will provide psychological care for patients and their whānau who have a new or recent diagnosis of cancer, with a goal of helping them to manage the impact of cancer in their lives, promoting psychological resilience, and adjusting to a serious-illness.
This role is primarily based at Wellington Hospital, however will provide support to the wider team based at Hutt Hospital and our small outreach service in the Wairarapa as required. This specific role also provides clinical support to our specialist gynaecological oncology service.
Duties will include:
- Conducting thorough psychological assessments, as well as formulating and implementing evidence-based psychological interventions
- Maximising the person-s ability to cope with the difficulties of a new or recurrent diagnosis, as well as support their ability to engage in cancer treatment
- Ensuring that service users have timely and equitable access to psychological support
- Contributing to our local and national ongoing education and service development programmes
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team
You will be joining a friendly, dynamic and highly motivated group of psychologists and social workers who are dedicated to improving health outcomes for those living with cancer. Our small, but very passionate team, work across Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast District Health Boards, and provide a small outreach psychology service to people living in the Wairarapa. We value collaborative working and support other professions and services to grow their skills and capabilities in the provision of psychological and social support, as well as providing direct support to people diagnosed with cancer, and their whānau.
Moū - About you
We are looking for a New Zealand registered psychologist with a clinical or health scope of practice. As the successful candidate you will have a real passion for working in this area, be a team player, and be highly movitated to help us provide a quality service. You will be able to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and across services to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved.
We are accepting applications from psychologists from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds. If you are earlier on in your career, you will be supported by the wider team to learn about oncology and develop your clinical skills; as a more experienced clinician you will have the opportunity to grow and develop our service. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds who share our values to apply and would greatly appreciate seeing applicants from our Māori and Pacific communities.
The successful applicant will have the following skills and attributes:
- Registered psychologist with clinical or health scope of practice
- Current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate
- Experience of working with people who have complex needs
- A commitment and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (and application to health) and a willingness to work positively to improve health outcomes for Māori
- Experience working with Māori and Pacific peoples (desirable)
- Experience working with people affected by cancer (desirable)
- Experience of working in a health care setting (desirable)
E pā ana ki a tatou - About us
Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.
The 2DHBs are pro-equity Health Organisations, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.
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Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply
Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email Philip.Adamson@ccdhb.org.nz and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH121-22) in the subject line.
We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses). We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.
Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process.
Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Capital & Coast District Health Board (Wellington)|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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