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Clinical Coordinator - Occupational Therapist (VID: 3956)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Therapy Services - Occupational Therapy PN
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 5/11/2017
(Scope of Practice - Occupational Therapy)

The Occupational Therapy team at MidCentral delivers services to a wide range of client groups from three sites, Palmerston North Hospital, Horowhenua Health Centre and Dannevirke Community Hospital.
Occupational Therapy services are provided to the acute inpatient wards, rehabilitation and Elder Health wards and outpatients/community clients. This team is not responsible for delivery of service to mental health, child development or intellectual disability services.
This exciting and challenging position comprises 20 hours clinical coordination and 20 hours clinical case load.
Primary responsibilities include clinical leadership, supervision and day to day operational management of the Occupational Therapy team. Other responsibilities include modelling best practice, evaluating the outcomes of interventions, triaging or over site of inpatient and community referrals and supporting the Professional Advisor Occupational Therapy in educating others in the occupational therapy role.
The applicant must have a recognised occupational therapy qualification and annual practising certificate, at least five years clinical work including: experience in supervising Occupational Therapists, excellent leadership, communication skills, enthusiasm, and self motivation. A driver’s licence is essential.
MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.​

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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