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Clinical Psychologist - Healthy Ageing and Rehabilitation, Mental Health (VID: 6788)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 15/10/2023
Our Organisation
Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus in Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.
The Opportunity
Applicants must be NZ registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board (Scope of Practice: Clinical Psychology).

• Do you have a passion for working in mental health working with older persons?
• Would you like to live in a centrally located city with a youthful population and affordable housing? 

We are looking for a Clinical Psychologist with energy and vision for our Healthy Ageing & Rehabilitation Service at Midcentral. This is a 0.8 FTE permanent position of 32 hours a week.
The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary assessment and therapy-based service providing inpatient and outpatient services to older persons with mental health needs with or without co-morbidities or frailty. The position offers the opportunity to provide assessment and therapeutic interventions over a wide scope of clinical practice areas and to further develop the psychology role within the service.
Key tasks for this position will include undertaking psychological and neuropsychological assessments and therapy to develop strategies to maximise the mental health and physical health status of people aged 65 years and older. The focus of the role is to promote recovery as well as supporting families/whanau.
An interest in working with individuals with mental health and cognitive disabilities is essential, and preference will be given to applicants with previous experience working in mental health settings at middle to senior role level. Knowledge and experience undertaking neuropsychological assessments is highly desirable.
How to apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.”  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal.

Some positions are defined as a Core Children’s worker under the Children’s Act and require full safety checks completed before employment commences
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date.
We strive to be a place where people love to work and learn. We aim to develop a diverse team that reflects the communities that we serve and we welcome people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio-economic situations and accessibility needs.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

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