Clinical Psychologist - Pain Management Service

This is an exciting opportunity for a Psychologist to join a Pain Management Service in a regional general hospital. You will provide psychological support to clients experiencing acute or persistent pain working with a multidisciplinary team.

The role is based in a 260 bed regional hospital providing standard secondary care services, including oncology, 24/7 emergency department, orthopaedics and trauma service and is supported by tertiary hospitals in Auckland.


  • Provide a high standard of psychology practice, contributing to the provision of an efficient and effective service within the Acute (in-patient) and Persistent (community) Pain Management Services.
  • Contribute to the assessment process, as a key member of the multidisciplinary team, leading to sound psychological formulations and treatment recommendations.
  • Provide psychological treatment (whether group, family, couple or individual in focus) in consultation with other staff.
  • Liaise with hospital services, community agencies and other organisations.
  • Participate in the development and functioning of the service with a commitment to bicultural health delivery, education, and innovative practice.

  • Registered with the NZ Psychologists Board and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Clinical experience working with people experiencing acute or chronic pain
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary health team.
  • Working knowledge and commitment to Tikanga
  • Comprehensive psychological assessment and treatment skills
  • Clinical experience in a medical or health setting
  • Experience using standardised assessment tools and outcome measures
  • Proficient in evidence-supported practice

  • Salary NZ$ 70,000 - 109,000 DOE
  • Pension contributions
  • Staff gym and swimming pool
  • Professional support and continued learning opportunities