Psychologist – Child Hematology and Oncology

Job Number: 
Canterbury District Health Board
Work Type: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Psychologist – Child Hematology and Oncology

  • Permanent part-time opportunity based at Christchurch Hospital
  • Join a supportive team within one of two tertiary paediatric oncology centres in NZ!
  • Registration with NZ Psychologist Board with current practising certificate is essential


Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.


The Team: What we do

The Children’s Haematology Oncology Centre (CHOC) is one of two tertiary paediatric oncology centres in New Zealand. We provide inpatient and outpatient care for up to 50 new diagnoses per year. Our regional services provide shared care support for children and their families in the South Island and lower North Island. We participate in high quality clinical research programmes with most children enrolled on clinical trials.

We currently have a permanent part-time opportunity working 24hr per week (days and hours to be negotiated) for an experienced NZ registered psychologist to join our team!

This role requires the provision of support and cover for the LEAP and AYA Clinical Psychologist role (see attached position description). Applicants will therefore need to be able to meet the requirements of both roles.


The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing assessment and treatment of children and young people who are having treatment or have recently completed treatment for a childhood or adolescent cancer;
  • Actively participating in the CHOC Service inter-disciplinary team
  • Actively seeking and attending relevant professional development courses;
  • Ensuring a quality service is provided in your area of expertise by taking an active role in quality activities, identifying areas of improvement.

Your skills will include:

  • A Master’s Degree or PhD in Psychology and Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology or equivalent;
  • Registration with NZ Psychologist Board with current practising certificate;
  • A current drivers licence;
  • Sound computer skills;
  • Affiliation to relevant profession body (e.g. NZ College of Psychologists or NZ Psychological Society) is desirable;
  • Experience in paediatric neuropsychology and/or in child and adolescent mental health is advantageous.


Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 


Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.


If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on [email protected] for additional information.