Intensive Care Unit Psychologist at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Toka Tumai Auckland, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Supportive Multidisciplinary teams, excellent investment in staff education and professional development
- Excellent opportunity to develop in areas of special interest
- Permanent position (1.0FTE)
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.
We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.
We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Health Psychologist or a Clinical Psychologist to join the dynamic teams in our two adult intensive care units.
This role will see you providing assessment and evidenced-based interventions for a wide range of psychological sequelae for patients and their whānau in ICUs and contributing to quality and improvement initiatives.
You will be working in both the Cardiovascular Intensive Care (CVICU) and the Department of Critical Care Medicine (DCCM). DCCM and CVICU provide intensive care to critically unwell adults from the Auckland region and nationally. CVICU provides adult tertiary level intensive and high dependency care for cardiothoracic and vascular surgical patients and cardiology patients from the Auckland region. Quaternary level intensive care is provided for heart and lung transplant patients, and for patients requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. DCCM, on the other hand provides adult tertiary level intensive and high dependency care for patients with all other conditions. DCCM is the tertiary referral centre for patients with kidney transplant, neurological and neurosurgical problems from the Auckland region. Quaternary level intensive care is provided for patients from across New Zealand with severe liver failure, and for patients receiving liver and kidney/pancreas transplants. Both areas have about 3,700 admissions annually.
This role will offer you a myriad of opportunities:
- An environment where patient centred care and teamwork are prioritised and valued.
- A commitment to our kaimahi of developing your skills and knowledge
- Support from a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) in our ICU made up of: Service Clinical Directors, Clinical Lead, Psychology and the team of Health Psychologists.
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Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
The ideal candidate will have exemplary clinical skills to work acutely across a diverse range of psychological presentations for our patients and their whānau.
You will need to have:
- At least 5 years work experience following full registration as a New Zealand Registered Psychologist
- Previous experience working in acute, physical health settings
- Ideally previous experience working in critical care settings
- An ability to work competently with adults and tamariki, children.
- Flexibility to work with a team collaboratively across MDTs to meet the needs of our patients and their whānau.
- Good self-care and willingness to engage in regular supervision as this clinical mahi can be emotionally challenging and can be viscerally confronting
He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland.
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Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
To apply for this role, please visit our website: http://www.careers.adhb.govt.nz/ using job reference number ADHB14899. Please attach a copy of your CV and Cover Letter.
For a confidential korero about the role, please contact Iris S. Fontanilla, Clinical Lead – Psychology, Cardiovascular Directorate. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 021 898 793.
For assistance with the online application process contact Maylaine Cerna, HR Recruitment Consultant at MaylaineC@adhb.govt.nz
Te Toka Tumai is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Core Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Toka Tumai Auckland|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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