Psychologist - Cancer Psychological & Social Support Service at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital, Allied Health – Cancer Psychological and Social Support Service (CPSSS)
The details: Permanent – Up to 36 hours per week (0.5 - 0.9 FTE)
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced psychologist to join the Cancer Psychological & Social Support Service (CPSSS). The successful applicant will be someone who demonstrates manaakitanga and whakamana in their work with patients and their whānau. You will work alongside psychologists, social workers, oncology specialists and registrars, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, radiation therapists, and other staff working in cancer teams.
The role would be undertaking assessments and providing therapy for patients and their whānau, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress disorder, body image concerns, sexuality concerns, relationship difficulties and physical symptoms. The role will primarily be outpatient focused, and does include inpatient work, community clinics and home visits. There is the opportunity for continuing education with a professional development fund, journal clubs, physical health psychology education sessions, grand round, and regional hui. Supervision can be provided locally, regionally within Te Manawa Taki, or nationally with CPSSS teams.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
The CPSSS is a national initiative that sits within the Faster Cancer Treatment programme. The CPSSS team is based at Waikato Hospital and the service provides psychological and social support to patients who have been diagnosed with and/or are undergoing treatment for cancer.
The target is patients and whānau with complex psychological and social issues associated with cancer, with a focus on health equity for Māori, people with socio-economic disadvantage, remote and rural populations and people with co-existing physical, social or mental health issues. The patients are adults from the age of 18 years.
Mōu | About you
Required skills & experience you will need to be considered for this role:
Registration with NZ Psychology Board
A full NZ driver’s license and the ability to travel
At least 3 years’ experience with health and disability, mental health, cancer and/or hospital experience
Excellent assessment and intervention skills
Self-motivated and able to work independently
Work effectively within a team
Ability to work effectively with Māori whanau and apply the Treaty of Waitangi principles to practice. Able to establish relationships with local iwi and Māori interest groups. Ongoing commitment to personal development of cultural safety and competence, particularly in working with Māori and Pasifika.
Experience working within interdisciplinary teams and in medical settings with individuals and families under stress would be preferential.
Willingness to engage in service development, and address equity concerns.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
Whakamana – Give and earn respect
Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
Mauri Pai – Fair play
Whakapakari – Growing the good
Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau. We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Kendal.Dutton@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 11 December 2023
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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