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Position Title: Clinical Psychologist - Ward 9b and 11
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time (40hours/week)
Date Posted: 02/10/2020
Application Closing Date: 30/10/2020 11PM
Job #: 060918
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Clinical Psychologist                                              

Ward 9b, Wakari Hospital (Adult Intensive and Acute Care Mental Health Inpatient Unit)

Ward 11, Wakari Hospital (Adult Rehabilitation Mental Health Inpatient Unit)

  • 1.0FTE (40 hours per week), permanent
  • Make a real difference
  • Established Multi-disciplinary team / Ongoing training and support
  • Work / life balance


About the Team

Here in the General Adult Intensive and Acute Care Mental Health Inpatient Unit and the Rehabilitation Mental Health Unit at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin, we’re looking a Clinical Psychologist with an interest in both acute and rehabilitation mental health to join our team. You’ll join an expert multi-disciplinary clinical teams who provide input to consumers requiring comprehensive assessment and/or treatment. The majority of consumers present with serious complex mental health issues.


About the Role

This 40 hour a week role covering both units at 20 hours each per week. It will require good time management skills to enable your assessment, planning, and delivery of effective clinical psychology interventions for consumers. You will also actively participate in individual and group therapies. Ensuring the continued wellbeing of consumers will see you liaising extensively with other clinical psychologists within the organisation both on the Ward and in the Community seeking to maintain consistent links and treatments for consumers.


About You

This position requires a strong communicator, who is flexible with excellent organisational and time management skills.

You’ll be adept at working autonomously however you’ll be able to seamlessly contribute as a member of a wider MDTs and when appropriate, provide consultation to other health professionals within the organisation always striving to provide high quality care.

You’ll need to demonstrate effective clinical psychological assessment and intervention skills, and an interest in Mental Health.

To be considered for this role you must be a Registered Clinical Psychologist with The NZ Psychologist’s Board, hold a current practising certificate and NZ drivers licence to apply for this role.


About the Southern DHB

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.


Why Us

Now is 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.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.  It’s a great place with a great lifestyle.


Closing Date: Friday, 30 October 2020. Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate (MHAID), Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

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