Health/Clinical Psychologist (Full Time, Fixed Term) Adult Rehabilitation and Health of Older People
Fixed Term until July 2024, Full Time
Remuneration as per MECA guidelines
• Flexible Work Arrangements + EAP + Regular Hours
• Paid Study Leave & Financial Support for External Courses
• Team Environment + Multicultural Setting + Agile Work Style
Te Whatu Ora - Counties Manukau District is a dynamic and progressive organisation at the forefront of innovative health delivery. It is this diversity that offers unique opportunities for health professionals on both a personal and professional level. We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.
Gain valuable real-life experience & insights through the role of Health/Clinical Psychologist based in the Adult Rehabilitation and Health of Older People (ARHOP) service. This role is part of a small team based at Middlemore Hospital and Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit and provides psychological support services for adult and older adult in-patient rehabilitation. The Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit in Otara (ASRU)is one of only two specialist spinal rehab units in NZ. In addition, the role provides outpatient psychological assessment and treatment for stroke patients in the community who are under the care of the Community Stroke Rehabilitation Service (CSR).
The ideal Psychologist would be energetic, innovative, and keen to work as part of the wider interdisciplinary team providing services for the treatment and rehabilitation of people following life changing health events such as Stroke, Amputation, Head Injury, Complex Orthopaedic, Neurological and Spinal Cord Impairment as well as a range of other physical health conditions. Work on the older adult wards requires an ability to relate to older people facing major life changes, such as the need to move into a care setting, and knowledge of cognitive assessment in the elderly and the dementias would be an advantage. Training in Neuropsychology would be preferred. Activities will include providing psychological assessment and intervention to enhance coping and adjustment to impairment, and assisting with behavioural management difficulties as well as consultation to the interdisciplinary team. In addition to direct clinical roles with patients, the role includes provision of clinical services to patients’ significant others and support to other clinical staff as required. You will have extensive opportunities to contribute to service development, staff consultation, consultation services with other staff and staff training, and (if trained) neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. You will work within a small, supportive team of ARHOP psychologists, and have wider collegial and professional support from the Psychological Medicine service. You can expect great support and professional development in this role.
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- Eligible to register or registered with the NZ Psychology Board as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, or Neuropsychologist
- Current Annual Practising Certificate with the NZPB
- Minimum 2 years practical experience
- A full driver’s license with no limitations
- Annual practising certificate and annual membership of one professional association is refunded
- Support with Immigration/Visa
- Discounted services as part of our work perks
Please apply online at www.countieshealthjobs.com.
For more information on this role, please contact Tracy May on Tracy.May@middlemore.co.nz or Amy Lin in the Recruitment Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or 092760044 ext 58680.
Job Number: CMH07717
Applications Close: 05 October 2023
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