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Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth

Permanent, full time and part time positions

We are pleased to offer clinical/health/counselling psychology opportunities in adult mental health community services, adult mental health inpatient services and/or psychological input to physical health services/persistent pain service.

The adult mental health vacancies are within community and inpatient services. Psychologists work in a team and offer psychological input to benefit service-users and colleagues within MDTs and the wider organisation. These include psychological assessment and formulation, brief and longer-term interventions, individual, family and group work, teaching and training, supervision and consultation.

The physical health psychology vacancies are 0.2 fte general health psychology and 0.3fte persistent pain. The general health psychology role includes inpatient and outpatient contact, as well as contribution to groups. It involves working with people with both acute illness/injury, as well as longer term and life changing conditions such as recovery after stroke, alongside another psychologist in the service.  The persistent pain team role involves being part of a small but cohesive and innovative team. It includes contributing to individual multidisciplinary assessment and intervention for ACC as well as DHB referred individuals, and leading psychology sessions on an established pain education group programme.

We can offer you:

  • We have a dedicated team of psychologists with a range of clinical experience and expertise, including CBT, ACT, EMDR, CAT, systemic and family approaches, psychodynamic approaches, interpersonal therapies, complex neuropsychological assessments and interpretation, and more.
  • For those wishing to work in adult mental health, the ability to work in community settings across our large geographical region that is characterised by both city and rural living, as well as work within our 23-bed inpatient unit at Base hospital, New Plymouth.
  • You will be working with autonomy and flexibility to manage your own day-to-day workload.
  • Plenty of scope to bring your ideas and be involved in pilot programmes, so if you want to make things happen, this is the place to be!

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate:

  • Confidence and excellent communication skills.
  • A true passion about their work and hold an unwavering belief in people's recovery.
  • A use of evidence-based interventions as well as innovation and research.
  • Current registration as a Registered Psychologist with The New Zealand Psychologists Board and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate. If you are an overseas trained Psychologist click on this link for further information:        

We are looking for talented and skilled psychologists and are happy to consider candidates wishing to work full or part time, within either one or more of the specialist areas available.

In Taranaki, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region’s amazing mountains, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and camping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work.

The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation (2,100 staff) operating in the exciting, changing Health sector. 

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For further information please contact Dr Tal Moore, Clinical Psychology Lead,