Health Improvement Practitioner
Whangarei (0.4fte) Part time
We have a great opportunity for an experienced and innovative clinician who is looking for flexibility of working part time while maintaining their clinical expertise.
As a Clinician working within our established primary mental health care model Te Tumu Waiora, you will provide behavioural health services to patients within a General Practice setting. The position as an integrated member of the General Practice team, will provide immediately accessible, evidence-based brief interventions to individuals and their families to assist in improving their emotional health, physical health and overall wellbeing.
The Health Improvement Practitioner role is based on the Behavioural Health Consultancy (BHC) model, which has been piloted and developed for the New Zealand setting. The successful applicant will be supported by specialist training, specifically developed to support the Healthcare Teams working in the Te Tumu Waiora model.If you are looking for a role that provides a part time opportunity, enables retention of clinical skills, is part of a well supported team, and that includes:
- Providing brief psychological interventions
- Delivering evidence informed groups
- A fast pace in the GP practice setting
- Innovation and flexibility
- Opportunities to contribute to service development
- Variety of work, working with diverse practice population, all ages and stages
- Population based focus
- Services to target our high priority populations
- Education of colleagues
And you meet the criteria of who we are looking for below, then please get in touch with us.
This primary mental health care model is part of a National Primary Mental Health collaborative with the Northland model being a collaborative between Mahitahi Hauora PHE and Te Whatu Ora (Health NZ).
We are seeking someone who has:
- A flexible adaptable approach to a new way of working
- A current New Zealand registration under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA) and full registration with your professional association e.g., Psychology, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapy, or Social Work, or full member of NZ Association of Counsellors and accredited by the NZAC to work within the mental health and addictions services scope of practice.
- Professional experience in their registered field, minimum 2 years.
- Clinical experience working in mental health and addiction environments (primary or secondary) providing evidence-based brief interventions such as ACT, FACT or CBT.
- A current unencumbered full NZ driver's licence
- Excellent computer and literacy skills including MS Office Suite
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Be fully vaccinated for COVID
You must have the right to work in NZ and/or have a current NZ work visa.
The successful applicant will be required to attend training for this role. We envisage this training to be in February 2023.
A detailed position description and Application for Employment form can be downloaded from our website, www.mahitahihauora.co.nz
If you have the skills for this role and passion to be part of this exciting team, please apply by forwarding your covering letter, CV and Application for Employment Form to Human Resources at email@example.com
|Location:||North Island - Northland - Whangarei|
|Job type:||Permanent Part time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Community / Public Health - Health Promotion|
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