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Clinical Psychologist - Adult Mental Health

Clinical Psychologist - Adult Mental Health

Invercargill Community Mental Health team

Southland Hospital

  • Permanent, full-time position (40 hours per week)
  • Interested in a lifestyle change
  • Are the traffic jams and high cost of living in a big city getting too much?

About the team

Ours is an innovative service, working with an integrated model of care across community and inpatient settings. We are invested in developing our model of delivery towards increasing accessing to psychological therapies. Our staff are motivated people wanting to provide optimal treatment via thorough assessment and continued MDT co-ordination of treatment.

About the role

This adult mental health role combines assessment and therapy for people experiencing moderate to severe psychological distress. The Clinical Psychologist is an integral and valued member of the multidisciplinary team responsible for the provision of patient-centred interventions.

We want a like-minded individual, to join our multi-disciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists. You will provide a wide range of psychological services including risk assessment, diagnostics and testing, formulation and treatment planning, along with therapy.

You will work closely with consumers, family/whanau and community groups in a supportive, educational and clinical role that is firmly based upon the mental health recovery principles

About you

You'll be part of a multidisciplinary team that ensures we provide our clients with assertive follow-up by maintaining contact with individuals through a key worker / case manager system. You will be a motivated individual, keen to make a difference and who thrives in a busy and diverse working environment. It goes without saying you will possess excellent communication, time management and team working skills and will be able to work well under pressure and stressful situations. Having experience of working with adult patients with mental illness in a community setting, this role which combines assessment, treatment and psychotherapy for people experiencing both acute and longstanding psychological conditions and issues.

If this sounds like you, and you like working in a supportive multi-disciplinary team, with world famous scenic attractions and activities on your doorstep, then contact us today.

You must be a Registered Clinical Psychologist with The NZ Psychologist's Board, hold a current practising certificate with a clinical scope and NZ driver's licence to apply for these roles. Eligibility to live and work in NZ is also a requirement.

About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

The location - Why Southland

Now to the city itself, Invercargill offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you've always dreamed of. Boasting a range of excellent restaurants, competitive cost of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. Add to this the close proximity to some of New Zealand's most famous scenery and holiday destinations (Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sounds to name but a few!) you can go from seaside to ski-slopes in a matter of hours. Sounds too good to be true? Rest assured, you can have it all here. Why not come see for yourself!

Closing date: Sunday, 21 November 2021.

Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5769 or email caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination no later than the 15 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://career10.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=8551&company=southerndi

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