Clinical Psychologist - He Puna Waiora Inpatient unit at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waitematā, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Te Whatu Ora - Waitemata
- Permanent opportunities
- Full-time and part-time roles available
He Puna Waiora meaning "a pool of wellness" is a soon-to-be 39-bed Adult Acute Inpatient Unit designed to provide a high level of flexibility in the use of acute beds. There are a number of sensory & comfort rooms with multiple lounges, relaxation and programme spaces for service users.
The team is looking for a Clinical Psychologist to provide essential psychological input to these services. The role involves providing assessments and brief interventions for service users, running psychotherapeutic groups as part of the inpatient group program and psychological consultancy to the team and whole-service delivery. There is scope for the development of the role and of the therapeutic environment. The role offers the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team, peer support, consumer and cultural advisors, and to work alongside service users and their family/whanau as they navigate a time of mental health crisis, to help them make sense of their experiences in the context of their lives, and to move towards resolution of that crisis and recovery.
We are looking to recruit a Clinical Psychologist with:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or equivalent
- Registration with the NZ Psychology Board as a Registered Psychologist with a Clinical Scope of practice
- Current Practicing Certificate
- Proven psychological, psychometric and neuropsychological assessment skills
- Experience in brief psychological interventions preferred
- Experience in adult mental health settings with inpatient experience preferred
- The ability to work autonomously and within short timeframes
The Clinical Psychologist role is supported by a professional senior (Principal Psychologist – Adult MHS) and a professional advisor (Psychology Lead Advisor WDHB) within Mental Health Services. You will also be part of a broader team of 25 psychologists across adult mental health services. Under the APEX collective contract psychologists receive up to $2500 each per year for Continuing Professional Development which can be accumulated over two years to $5000. This offers the chance to attend overseas conferences or multiple workshops, plus books, and subscriptions each year.
In attending to your wellbeing you will have a view of Lake Pupuke a few minutes’ walk away, and there are cafés and beaches down the road in Takapuna or Milford. We understand how important it is to know that what you do counts, and to feel a sense of achievement and satisfaction in the work. We are looking for people that share our common goal to provide the best possible care to everyone by seeking continuous improvement in everything we do. If you have a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others, we would like to hear from you today.
To be considered for this position please apply directly online at www.wdhbcareers.com quoting reference number WDHB16602 or click on the “apply now” button on this page.
Please click here for a copy of the position description.
For further information about this exciting opportunity please contact Rebecca Flatters, Charge Nurse Manager, on 021 874 827.
For more information about our recruitment process, please contact Katherine Shinhama, Recruitment Consultant for Mental Health a
Closing Date: 12 October 2023
Position number: WDHB16602
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waitematā|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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