Clinical Psychologist
Southern District Health Board (Invercargill/Dunedin)
2d ago
source : Kiwi Health Jobs

Clinical Psychologist

Toroa rehabilitation centre, Wakari hospital, Dunedin

  • Fixed-term until 1 / 2 / 22
  • 32 hours per week
  • Excellent opportunity to work towards Neuro Psychology
  • Are you a clinical psychologist that is looking for a mentor to move towards neuro psychology? Come and spend the year with us in beautiful Dunedin.

    This is an excellent physical and neuro rehabilitation unit where you could work across both inpatients and outpatients.

    You would have the support of an experienced neuro Psychologist and the wider Team. All that and you can have 1 day off to explore the majestic south.

    About us

    Working in a dynamic and evolving inpatient interdisciplinary team within the services covering Older People's Health and Neuro Rehabilitation based at Wakari Hospital, you will be part of an experienced supportive team planning and providing rehabilitation to our diverse patients.

    We take pride in supporting our staff to grow and we enable ongoing professional development including regular team in-services, senior staff mentoring and peer review and access to course and conference funding.

    We support student education throughout clinical placements.

    You'll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and expertise in rehabilitation with medical, orthopaedic and neurological conditions including stroke.

    You will also have the opportunity to support, teach and upskill students.

    About the opportunity

    Your clients, who have neurological and / or physical disorders, will benefit from your experience and ability to work in a wider interdisciplinary team, where you will be responsible for assessing the clients needs, and assisting them to meet their rehabilitation goals.

    You will be carrying out neuropsychological assessments and capacity assessments. You will be working with the rehabilitation team to design and deliver cognitive rehabilitation interventions.

    You will also be assessing patients / clients emotional state, and working therapeutically with them as appropriate to the setting.

    The post encompasses both inpatient and outpatient / community work, and is one of three psychologists posts within the service.

    The post has an attractive study leave allocation for continuing professional development.

    About you

    Ideally, you'll bring to us experience in working in an interdisciplinary team with clients of all ages with physical disabilities.

    It is essential that you bring excellent time management and communication skills.You'll be adaptable and flexible allowing you to work effectively with your clients and within a changing health environment.

    You would be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of optimising patient outcomes and facilitating effective discharge planning, using a patient centred and evidence based approach to goal setting and intervention.

    In addition, you will have enthusiasm and a willingness to commit to our team and patients. You will be expected to be active in service quality initiatives, therefore be proactive, innovative and have a quality driven leadership approach.

    Applicants must have a New Zealand Diploma in Clinical Psychology or overseas equivalent qualification, and hold a current practising certificate.

    The ideal candidate will have significant experience with neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation.

    Closing date : Sunday, 13 February 2022.

    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.

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