Clinical Psychologist – Eating Disorders Service

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 27-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/CPEDS
  • Job Title: Clinical Psychologist – Eating Disorders Service
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  • Summary:
  • Permanent, part-time opportunity (32 hours per week) based at The Princess Margaret Hospital
  • A rare opportunity that offers variety across our inpatient and outpatient teams
  • New Zealand registration as a Clinical Psychologist 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

The South Island Eating Disorders Service based at The Princess Margaret Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient treatment, education and liaison services for people under a mental health service with a diagnosed eating disorder. We are a small but experienced multidisciplinary team who are passionate about ensuring the best health outcomes for service consumers.

We’re looking for a New Zealand Registered Clinical Psychologist with current Annual Practising Certificate (or eligibility to obtain) to join us on a permanent, part-time basis working 32 hours per week. How these hours are arranged is to be negotiated with the successful applicant. This role also involves travel for our Regional Service throughout areas of the South Island.

The Role: Where you fit in

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

  • Clinical assessment, diagnostics and treatment of clients, utilising both individual and group therapy
  • Utilising behavioural and psychometric assessment where appropriate
  • Liaising and consulting with external agencies such as NGOs and other medical professionals within the Eating Disorders Service and the wider SMHS

Your skills will include the following:

  • Proven ability/experience conducting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and psycho-based therapies
  • Experience within a similar area is advantageous, however we would also consider applications from anew graduates who are passionate mental health and eating disorders
  • Registration with the NZ Psychology Board and Annual Practicing Certificate (or eligibility to obtain) is essential
  • As there will be the requirement to travel as part of the Regional Service, a full 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.

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