Clinical Psychologist, Health Psychologist or Rehabilitation Psychologist Burwood Hospital

  • Permanent Part Time position 36 hours per week (0.9FTE).
  • Pay Rate available as per the APEX MECA

Mō te tūnga - About the Role

The Burwood Hospital Psychology department is looking for a Psychologist to join colleagues working predominantly in the interdisciplinary team of the Burwood Hospital Pain Management Centre. 

As a NZ registered Psychologist, with relevant post graduate Diploma, this position provides the opportunity to work with people who have chronic pain and frequently an array of other factors affecting their wellbeing.  We work as a team to help patients reclaim areas of function in their lives that are impacted as a result of chronic pain.  You will help patients (and their whanau) to develop strategies to manage symptoms and rehabilitate.  The patient population our team serves spans a wide age range, from diverse ethnic and social backgrounds. Such diversity provides a stimulating mix of familiar and novel clinical issues and challenges.

Ko wai koe | About You

Bring your experience working with individuals and groups delivering education, biopsychosocial assessment and evidence based psychological therapies.  As well as individual and group-based patient care, you will be a key participant in an interdisciplinary team, providing the vital psychological perspective at Monday afternoon meetings, and in treatment planning. 

Training and or experience in some or all of the following areas would be welcome:

  • Assessment and rehabilitation of people who have chronic pain or other chronic health conditions. 
  • An understanding of the underlying neurobiological mechanisms relevant to chronic pain.
  • Provision of relevant psychological interventions and support to interdisciplinary teams.
  • An understanding of the key psychological processes underpinning chronic pain conditions and chronic disability.

Ongoing supervision and support will be provided by the capable, enthusiastic team of experienced Psychologists who work in the Burwood Hospital Psychology Department.

Mō mātou | About Us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Whatu Ora [Health New Zealand]

When you work at the Te Whatu Ora, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

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The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.


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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC2154309R5

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now!