Psychologist – Registered, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Job Title: Psychologist – Registered, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New Plymouth
Reference: TAR02057
Contact Name: Dr Katharine Treves
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 18, 2020 09:21

Job Description

Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth

Full time/part time permanent positions available

Taranaki is one of those magical places in the world where people come for a visit, and find they never want to leave. The wonderful natural environment with a majestic mountain at its heart, the rugged coastline world-renowned for its surf, great career opportunities, our love of art and culture, cafes and outdoor living means it's a fantastic place to work, live and play.

The Taranaki DHB serves a population of 120,050 people. It is big enough to offer you variety of specialisation, career pathways, training and education opportunities, but small enough for individuals to make a difference – both to people and to services - and to make friends, feel at home and belong.

Most staff are based in the secondary teaching hospital of the vibrant coastal city of New Plymouth, but there is also a small rural hospital in Hawera, and community services across the region. Getting around is easy – you can get across the city without a traffic jam, live in the countryside and still get to work in 15 minutes, and cycle or walk to work using our scenic network of car-free paths.

We are looking for psychologists to join a welcoming and unified group of 14 clinical, counselling and neuro psychologists who work in a range of specialties and interdisciplinary teams. We have positions available in our adult mental health service (inpatient and/or community) as well as 0.5 FTE in our health psychology service (inpatient and persistent pain team) and would be happy to support combined roles across the different services if a mix of experience is preferred.

The adult mental health role involves working as part of an integrated multidisciplinary team and providing psychological assessment and intervention for service users who are experiencing acute and/or severe mental health and/or addiction difficulties. There are four other experienced psychologists currently employed in this area along with two intern psychologists.

The health psychology role involves working with people with both acute and long term illness/injury, alongside another experienced psychologist in the service. It also involves being part of the small but cohesive and innovative persistent pain team, who carry out co-ordinated multi-disciplinary assessment and intervention, and have a long standing and well thought of group pain education programme.

We are looking for talented, skilled and enthusiastic psychologists. Candidates will need to have or seek registration with the NZ Psychologists Board as a current annual practicing certificate will be required for employment. Overseas trained psychologists can find more information by clicking on this link:

Please click here to view the job description for positions within physical health (child and adult).

Please click here to view the job description for positions within Mental Health.

Please "apply Online at and refer to our careers page.

For further information please contact Dr Katharine Treves, Professional Lead, Psychology 

Applications close 13 March 2020.