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Clinical Psychologist, Healthy Ageing & Rehabilitation Service (VID: 5602)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 9/05/2021
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 District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
 
(Scope of Practice: Clinical Psychology)
  • Do you have a passion for working in the areas of rehabilitation and mental health for older people?
  • 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 Aging & Rehabilitation Service with part of the role focusing on working with older adult mental health presentations for both our inpatient ward and the community.

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. The role also has a focus on working with adults 65 years and older who present with mental health needs, both in the inpatient setting and supporting transition to community based follow up.
 
This is a 0.8 FTE (32 hours a week) position.
 
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. In relation to working with older adults, the role is to provide assessment and psychological interventions related to mental, cognitive, and physical health status to optimise quality of life and to support recovery.
 
You will practice from a Clinical Psychology practice model to deliver assessments and interventions that promote well-being from a recovery model based on whanau ora principles.
 
For further information please contact Robyn Girling-Butcher on +64 6 3508839 or email: robyn.girling-butcher@midcentraldhb.govt.nz
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
vacancy@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

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