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Clinical Psychologist - Adult Inpatient Mental Health Service

Mō Tātou – About Us

The Bay of Plenty is renowned for its beautiful beaches, surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, tramping and native bush reserves. The city of Tauranga is only 2 hours from Auckland; around an hour away from Rotorua and in winter it is under 3 hours to the central plateau ski fields. The Bay of Plenty DHB has a purpose of funding and providing personal health services, public health services and disability support services for the Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

The Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit at Tauranga Hospital are on the look out for a full-time, permanent Clinical Psychologist. As a fully qualified and registered Psychologist your role will include, but is not limited to:

  • Provide appropriate, effective, and clear psychological formulations based on thorough assessments
  • Use of a wide range of assessment tools including psychometric testing
  • Prepare assessments and interventions and treatment plans clearly and objectively
  • Works as an active, positive, and supportive team member
  • Effectively communicate with patients, whānau and colleagues

Mōu - About You

You will be part of our multidisciplinary team, committed to delivering high quality care to our consumer group and to be part of continuous service improvement. You will also:

  • Have a positive, can do and supportive attitude
  • Have exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Be registered as a Psychologist in NZ with demonstrated clinical competence
  • A willingness and ability to teach others and share expertise within a team

If you have experience of working in an acute mental health unit, we would love to hear from you!

Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values

At BOPDHB, our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do. We use values-based recruitment to help us recruit people who share our values, as we know this makes a positive difference to job satisfaction and the experience of our patients and their families/whānau. For more information about our values and working at BOPDHB, please visit our website

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

All positions at the BOPDHB are subject to police safety checks; in addition, the candidate may be required to supply evidence of Transmissible Disease Immunity at their own cost. This is classified as a vulnerable persons' worker role, therefore subject to safety check requirements.

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Bay of Plenty DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. Evidence of your vaccination status will be required at offer stage. If you do not meet these criteria, we are unable to progress your application.

You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW

For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career’s portal.

The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

All applications must be made online.