• Permanent, part-time opportunity (0.7FTE) based at Burwood Hospital
  • Deliver comprehensive services to patients and clinical teams in older persons mental health
  • Registration with the New Zealand Psychologist Board and current practicing certificate is essential

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Our Older Persons Mental Health Service is a specialist service based at Burwood Hospital that was established to assist older persons who have psychological, psychiatric and cognitive difficulties.

We're looking for an NZ Registered Clinical Psychologist to join our team on a part time basis working 28 hrs per week. The days and hours require for this position are to be negotiated with the successful applicant.

This is a varied position within an experienced team of multi-disciplinary professionals, which will see you offering psychological services to patients and professional teams working across our service, including our functional and dementia wards, Burwood Day Clinic, and community team.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Utilising your scope of Clinical Psychology to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with a range of psychological psychiatric and cognitive difficulties
  • Developing strategies and therapies to assist patients, staff, carers and clinical teams to manage symptoms and facilitate rehabilitation
  • Providing support and advice to patients and their families/whanau, your clinical team and colleagues in the older persons mental health service

Your skills will include the following:

  • New Zealand Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (or overseas equivalent)
  • Registration with the New Zealand Psychologist Board with clinical scope of practice and current practicing certificate is essential
  • Experience in health psychology is advantageous, preferably in the evaluation and management of Psychological and Psychiatric Conditions in the elderly population
  • Experience in a rehabilitation setting along with experience in consultation and counselling is also preferable
  • Proven skill in relevant psychological therapies such as cognitive/behavioural therapy, and group work is desirable
  • As some travel may be required, an NZ driver's licence is essential

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Closing date: 13 September

Contact us on recruitment@cdhb.health.nz  for additional information.