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Eating Disorder Clinician - Psychologist, Mental Health & Addictions (VID: 6515

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Negotiable
Close Date: 19/02/2023
​MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the first booster vaccination). We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria. 
MidCentral operates an integrated model of clinical service delivery. Te Uru Ruahī (Mental Health & Addictions services) is responsible for the commissioning and delivery of MH&A services across the rohe.  The new model of care Te Mātāpuna o te Ora, focuses on an integrated treatment approach for those who would benefit from mental health and addiction services.
Our new eating disorder service is focused on developing talking therapies and related interventions across our three districts and includes an Interdisciplinary Team approach.  If you have a focus on effective evidence-based interventions, please consider applying to this newly designed team with Child Adolescent and Family services as well as our Adult teams. 
Eating Disorder Clinician - Psychologist Vacancy ID: 6515
Eating Disorder Clinician – Occupational Therapist and Social Worker
Vacancy ID: 6516
Eating Disorder Clinician – Registered Nurse Vacancy ID: 6517
  • Fulltime Psychologist 
    (0.5 FTE Adult Services, 0.5 FTE Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service, 40 hours a week). A key function of this role is to support the transition from CAFS to adult services when needed.
  • Fulltime (1.0 FTE, 40 hours a week) Eating Disorder Clinician Adult Services (Position could be held by Nursing, Psychology, Social Work or Occupational Therapy)
  • Part time (0.5 FTE, 20 hours a week) Eating Disorder Clinician Adult Services (Position could be held by Nursing, Psychology, Social Work or Occupational Therapy)

As part of the co-ordinated system of care for those individuals with a suspected or confirmed eating disorder in our adult specialist services, we will also be appointing a fulltime (1.0 FTE) Dietitian and 0.2 FTE dedicated Psychiatrist role.

These roles will sit in the Manawatu Locality (Palmerston North and Feilding catchment area) but may also provide some services across the rohe. The eating disorder services will be delivered in line with national and international evidence based best practice principles.
We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated, is committed to ensuring culturally responsive care, and is excited by supporting recovery using contemporary practice models.
If you should wish to discuss the available positions further, please contact Robyn Girling-Butcher, Associate Director of Allied Health – Mental Health & Addiction Services  on 0274036623 or email
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MidCentral is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Childrens Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Childrens Act 2014 is available from the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) website. 

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.


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Palmerston North 4442

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