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Clinical Psychologist Specialist Cancer Support Team 0.6 FTE

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Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Job Type: Part-Time
Specialty: Psychologist - Clinical
Job ID: Tonix1599


Job Description

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are excited to offer this opportunity for a registered Health or Clinical Psychologist (Hauora / Kaimātai Hinengaro) to join this regional specialist Cancer Support Team. In this role you will provide psychological care for patients and their whānau who have a new or recent diagnosis of cancer, with a goal of helping them to manage the impact of cancer in their lives, promoting psychological resilience, and adjusting to a serious-illness.

This role is primarily based at Wellington Hospital, however will provide support to the wider team based at Hutt Hospital and their small outreach service in the Wairarapa as required. This specific role also provides clinical support to our specialist gynaecological oncology service.

Duties will include:

Conducting thorough psychological assessments, as well as formulating and implementing evidence-based psychological interventions
Maximising the person’s ability to cope with the difficulties of a new or recurrent diagnosis, as well as support their ability to engage in cancer treatment
Ensuring that service users have timely and equitable access to psychological support
Contributing to local and national ongoing education and service development programmes.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

You will be joining a friendly, dynamic and highly motivated group of psychologists and social workers who are dedicated to improving health outcomes for those living with cancer. This small, but very passionate team, work across Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast District Health Boards, and provide a small outreach psychology service to people living in the Wairarapa. They value collaborative working and support other professions and services to grow their skills and capabilities in the provision of psychological and social support, as well as providing direct support to people diagnosed with cancer, and their whānau.


Moū – About you

We are looking for a New Zealand registered psychologist with a clinical or health scope of practice. As the successful candidate you will have a real passion for working in this area, be a team player, and be highly motivated to help us provide a quality service. You will be able to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and across services to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved.

We are accepting applications from psychologists from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds. If you are early on in your career, you will be supported by the wider team to learn about oncology and develop your clinical skills; as a more experienced clinician you will have the opportunity to grow and develop our service. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds who share this organisation’s values to apply and would greatly appreciate seeing applicants from our Māori and Pacific communities.

The successful applicant will have the following skills and attributes:

Registered psychologist with clinical or health scope of practice
Current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate
Experience of working with people who have complex needs
A commitment and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (and application to health) and a willingness to work positively to improve health outcomes for Māori
Experience working with Māori and Pacific peoples (desirable)
Experience working with people affected by cancer (desirable)
Experience of working in a health care setting (desirable)