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Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health & Addictions Services – Te Matapuna o te Ora (VID: 5733)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 13/02/2022
Applicants would need to be registered with the New Zealand Psychologist Board, or be eligible to apply. For further information please visit the New Zealand Psychologist Board website.

MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To comply with the current Health Order, applicants must be doubled vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than 1 January 2022. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
(Scope of Practice: Clinical Psychology) 
This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Clinical Psychologist to join the Mental Health and Addictions Service – Te Matapuna o te Ora at MidCentral Health.  This is a full-time permanent position of 40 hours per week.
The Manawatu Community Mental Health Service provides assessment and treatment within a recovery framework to those experiencing moderate to serious mental health and or addiction difficulties. The role will sit in the Manawatu Locality (Palmerston North and Feilding catchment area). The service is delivered in line with national and international best practice principles.
Key tasks for this position will include undertaking psychological assessments and interventions with adults experiencing moderate to serious mental health and or addiction needs in the community, including supporting transition to community-based care.
The applicant must have a recognised qualification, registration, relevant experience in the mental health field, excellent communication skills, enthusiasm, willingness to run groups and co-work extensively in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
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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