Clinical Psychologist / Psychologist - Christchurch Hospital at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waitaha Canterbury, Christchurch
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Part time position up to 0.6 role FTE available (please indicate in your cover letter you - re preferred hours, as extra FTE may be negotiable, but would have to be discussed at interview).
- NZ Registered Psychologist (essential);
- Previous experience in a hospital setting with cancer and or other patients is preferred but not essential.
- Pay rate available on MECA attached
The Team: What we do;
Cancer Psychological and Social Support Services up to 0.6FTE, negotiable.
The Christchurch based Cancer Psychological and Social Support Services team has a vacancy for a suitably qualified and experienced Clinical Psychologist / Psychologist.
successful applicant will be joining a dedicated team of four social workers
and three other psychologists based near Christchurch Hospital, delivering
service across the Canterbury region, starting January 2023.
Our Christchurch based team is part of an upper South Island regional service, with colleagues in Nelson-Marlborough and Timaru.
As the leading cause of death, cancer directly or indirectly impacts the lives of countless New Zealanders. With increasing global awareness of the importance of professional psychosocial support and a gap in local service provision, the Ministry of Health launched a National support initiative in 2016, deploying teams across the country. The service is now well established, but continually being refined, so the successful applicant will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to both shaping and delivering a service that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of many patients and their whānau.
Our team provides support to patients who are under suspicion of, or in treatment for, recently diagnosed cancer (or a recurrence thereof), and who carry their unfair share of difficulties that could jeopardise their treatment, and/or their (or their family / whānau - s) adjustment to the illness.
The Role: Where you fit in
In this role, you will be responsible for:
- Assessment and treatment of patients referred to the service
- Provision of support and advice to members of the wider multidisciplinary team
- Participation in the ongoing development of the service
Your skills / qualifications will include:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
- NZ Registration as a Psychologist (essential);
- Previous experience in a hospital setting with cancer patients would be ideal, but experience in supporting people facing significant health difficulties would provide a good foundation.
- Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do -
Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.
Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.
Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Whatu Ora [Health New Zealand]
When you work at the Te Whatu Ora, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.
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The Future of the Health Industry
The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waitaha Canterbury|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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