Clinical Psychologist or Registered Psychologist - Persistent Pain Service
Southern Health
Dunedin, Otago
6d ago

Clinical Psychologist or Registered Psychologist - Persistent Pain Service

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent, part-time position available (0.5FTE)
  • Are you a clinical or registered Psychologist looking for an exciting opportunity?
  • The Persistent Pain Service at Dunedin Hospital is a Interprofessional Outpatient Service and we are looking for a clinical or registered Psychologist to join our team to provide a wide range of psychological services.

    This is a time of transition for the service because there is currently new additional allied health positions and a change in the Model of Care occurring with a vision to improve patient’s access to the Persistent Pain Service across the Southern region.

    As such, this is an exciting time to join and be actively involved in the planning and implementation of this new model.

    About the opportunity

  • The Psychologist will work closely with clients, their family and whanau providing advanced level assessment, intervention and evaluation of their health related difficulties;
  • both individually and as part of pain education and management groups. As part of the role you will also work closely with other pain team members, other health professionals, organisations and stakeholders, including primary care practitioners and non-government organisations who have a supportive care function locally and regionally.

    About you

    Candidates should be knowledgeable and experienced in working with complex needs clients and able to demonstrate excellent assessment, formulation, treatment planning and therapy skills.

    Experience working with clients with physical health problems, and using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy would also be desirable.

    You will be a confident and effective communicator, bring a flexible approach with excellent organisational skills, and be passionate about your work.

    You will also be a strong supportive team player and be proactive in the multidisciplinary team.

    Whilst our ideal candidate for this position will hold a Master’s degree along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, registered Psychologists will be considered.

    You will need to be a registered Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, as well as hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate.


    Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel. It is well-known for its Southern Hospitality. Outside of work, you will find life in Dunedin to be a straightforward place to live, with excellent schools, a laid-back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula.

    This compact yet vibrant regional city has plenty of energy, expected to be a university town. This sustains excellent activities such as theatre, stunning gardens, art galleries, live music and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés.

    Central Otago is a notable holiday destination, and many outdoor recreation opportunities are easily accessible from Dunedin.

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