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Senior Clinical Psychologist (VID: 4251)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Therapy Services - Therapy Services
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 27/05/2018
An exciting career opportunity has been created at MidCentral Health with the establishment of a Senior Clinical Psychology practitioner role within the Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service. It will be a permanent 40 hours a week position.  The team is looking to recruit an energetic, motivated and experienced clinical psychologist.
The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary therapy-based service providing inpatient and outpatient services to individuals with rehabilitation needs resulting from illness or injury. The position offers the opportunity to provide assessment and therapeutic intervention over a wide scope of clinical practice areas to further develop the psychology role within the service. Opportunity to explore research in the field will be encouraged and with MidCentral Health having close links to Massey University relationships here will be of value. The psychology services at MidCentral Health also has new professional leadership with a desire to strengthen the profession across all sectors.
Key tasks for this position will include undertaking psychological and neuropsychological assessments and therapy to develop strategies to maximise rehabilitation, as well as supporting families/whanau.
An interest in working with individuals with physical and/or cognitive disabilities is essential and preference will be given to applicants with previous experience working in rehabilitation/physical health settings at middle to senior role level. Knowledge and experience undertaking neuropsychological assessments and working with people with significant long-term health conditions is highly desirable.
This is an excellent opportunity for a senior clinical psychologist wanting career development and is interested in developing the service.
​MidCentral District Health Board 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 Vulnerable Children 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. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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