Neuro Clinical Psychologist Auckland New Zealand AR-068

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Neuro Clinical Psychologist Auckland New Zealand AR-068

:  Auckland
:  Clinical Psychology
Job Type
:  Permanent Full-Time
:  Yes perhaps
:  As per collective agreement
Start Date
:  90 days after offer acceptance

Primary job requirements include but may not be limited to:

1. Two years’ minimum experience working in relevant clinical areas;
2. Postgraduate education and training in Neur-opsychology required;
3. Vocationally registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board as a Psychologist with clinical scope;
4. Excellent team orientated, communications, treatment, testing, diagnoses and treatment skills that are directly applicable to treating neurological disorders and related injuries;
5. Able and willing to commit at least two years or longer;
6. Has existing NZ work authorisation or meets all of the requirements for a work visa;
7. Excellent report writing and neuro-psychological assessment, behaviour management expertise;
8. Has the capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging work environment being part of a diverse, multi-disciplinary team setting;
9. Experienced in working in a Whanau or extended family setting assisting clients and their loved ones in emotionally adjusting to challenges presented by their family members receiving treatment;
10. Able and willing to work in an intensive, inpatient setting;
11. Able to mentor less senior members of the team while sharing your knowledge base assisting in leading improvements to clinical practices on a continuous basis leverage your technical depth of expertise to help develop and grow others;
12. Interested in participating in research opportunities;
13. Passionate about working with clients and their families in a post-acute interdisciplinary environment;
14. Embraces their values of accountability, safety, partnership, integrity, respect and delivering beyond expectations; and
15. Has a current and valid driver’s license recognised by New Zealand.

Primary responsibilities include but may not be limited to:
A. Be part of a specialist provider of intensive brain injury rehabilitation serving around 85% of New Zealand’s population having achieved accreditation with CARF international and an international gold standard for person centred quality rehabilitation for their clients;
B. Engage in a number of research projects that may require your input from a therapeutic perspective;
C. Assist clients in achieving their maximum level of functioning and independence with all aspects of their day-to-day living;
D. Provide a perspective from your neuro-psychological background and experience within an interdisciplinary team setting;
E. Contribute to the effective and efficient management of therapeutic services and services in line with agreed service policies and procedures;
F. Participate in ongoing staff training and programmers as requested;
G. Engage in neuro-psychology research activities;
H. Participate and actively engage in continuous quality improvements through your innovative, out-of-the-box thinking that has proved to be effective for clients by streamlining clinical services and practices and applying best practices;
I. Informed of and able to comply with and adhere to the Code of Ethics as defined by the New Zealand Psychological Society;
J. Maintain ongoing, continuing education maintaining your level of competence in accordance with New Zealand Psychologists Board’s guidelines;
K. Undertake neuro-psychological assessments;
L. Write comprehensive assessment reports that conform to ACC contractual requirements;
M. Plan effective therapy and evaluate outcomes within a traumatic/acquired brain injury/neurological rehabilitation setting;
N. Utilise evidence-based practices within the rehabilitation decision-making process ensuring the most effective and safest options are utilised when defining psychology interventions;
O. Work in a self-directed, flexible manner demonstrating excellent time management and organisational skills;
P. Collaborate effectively through communicating openly, clearly and honestly with others; and
Q. Assume an educative role both within the interdisciplinary team but also the clients and their families.

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