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Persistent Pain Service
Dunedin Hospital

  • Part-time, permanent position (0.5FTE)
  • Use your experience and expertise to make a real difference to our patient's surgical journey and outcomes

About the opportunity

Our Persistent Pain team at Dunedin Hospital is a multidisciplinary / interprofessional outpatient service and are looking for a Clinical Psychologist to join our team to provide a wide range of psychological services. This is a time of transition for the team and as such is an exciting time to join.

The Clinical Psychologist will work closely with clients, their family and whanau providing advanced level assessment, intervention and evaluation of their health related difficulties, both individually and as part of pain education and management groups. As part of the role you will also work closely with other pain team members, other health professionals, organisations and stakeholders, including primary care practitioners and non-government organisations who have a supportive care function locally and regionally.

About you

Candidates should be knowledgeable and experienced in working with complex needs clients and able to demonstrate excellent assessment, formulation, treatment planning and therapy skills. Experience working with clients with physical health problems, and using acceptance and commitment therapy would also be desirable. You will be a confident and effective communicator, bring a flexible approach with excellent organisational skills, and be passionate about your work. You will also be a strong supportive team player and be proactive in the multidisciplinary team.

The ideal candidate for this position will hold a Master's degree along with a post graduate diploma in Clinical Psychology. You will need to be a registered Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, as well as hold a current APC.

Closing date: Sunday, 14 March 2021.

For further information please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor - Surgical Services and Radiology Directorate phone: (03) 470 9571 or email:

Children's Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to 'safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

To apply

Please visit the Southern DHB careers website for more info: