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Psychologist Registered

Job Title: Psychologist Registered
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: New Plymouth
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Salary: Competitive salary
Job Published: January 15, 2021 08:35

Job Description

Psychologist – Registered

Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth

Full time/part-time permanent positions available

We are looking for a registered psychologist to join a thriving group of 15 clinical, counselling and neuropsychologists who work in a range of specialities and interdisciplinary teams across the Taranaki DHB. Successful applicants will:

  • Have a relevant clinical background and be able to provide advice and clinical expertise to the multi-disciplinary team
  • Possess solid assessment and therapeutic skills appropriate to their speciality
  • Display enthusiasm to embrace new ideas and innovative thinking towards service delivery

Our adult mental health team has a 1.0 FTE permanent vacancy and health psychology services has a 0.5 FTE permanent vacancy. We would be happy to support combined roles across the different services if a mix of experience is preferred and would welcome applications from newly qualified psychologists.

The adult mental health role involves working as part of a team of psychologists that offer to input to community and inpatient clients. The role includes psychological assessment and psychotherapy for service users who are experiencing acute and/or severe mental health and/or addiction difficulties, facilitating therapy groups and offering teaching, supervision and consultation to colleagues. There are five other experienced psychologists currently employed in this area along with two intern psychologists.

The health psychology position involves being part of the small but cohesive and innovative persistent pain team, who carry out coordinated multidisciplinary assessment and intervention, and have a well thought of group pain education programme. The role also involves working with people with acute or long term illness/injury admitted as inpatients to Base Hospital, alongside another experienced psychologist in the service.

Click on this link for more information about our Mental Health Services:

https://www.tdhb.org.nz/services/mental_health_services.shtml

The Taranaki DHB serves a population of 120,500 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.

In Taranaki, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region's amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work.

The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation (2,300 staff) operating in the exciting, changing Health sector.

Please click on the below to view the position descriptions:

Please "Apply Online" from within this page.

For further information please contact Dr Tal Moore, Professional Lead - Psychology, via email Tal.Moore@tdhb.org.nz