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EMS Advisor/Professional Advisor (VID: 5038)

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Location: Enable Palmerston North
Service: Enable NZ - Enable NZ
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 24/11/2019
 (May consider a successful candidate being based at our other branches in Christchurch or Hamilton)
What we do
Enable New Zealand is New Zealand's largest provider in the health, rehabilitation and disability sector for equipment, housing and vehicle modification services. We hold regional and national contracts with the Ministry of Health, ACC and District Health Boards. Enable New Zealand is an operating division of MidCentral District Health Board. Our head office is in Palmerston North and we have warehouse and distribution centres in Palmerston North, Christchurch and Hamilton.
The Opportunity
We have a unique and very exciting opportunity to be part of our Professional Advisory Team providing expert clinical advice, education and professional support to EMS or ACC Assessors. This is a wide ranging, varied, dynamic, full-time and permanent position.
Key Accountabilities
The successful candidate will be part of a highly dedicated and committed team consisting of EMS Advisors/ACC Professional Advisors, Outreach Wheelchair and Seating Advisors, Outreach Housing Advisors and our Wheelchair & Seating Administrator/Assessor Coordinator. Ability to work independently with a high level of self-discipline, have accurate report writing skills, able to work to time frames and be computer literate to meet our contracted service requirements. Ability to work cooperatively within a multi-disciplinary team environment and have that "can do" attitude.
What you will bring
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and suitably experienced Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist who has a high level understanding of complex equipment, environmental or community settings for people with long term or injury related disabilities.
As an EMS Advisor you will possess excellent organisational and communication skills and thrive on providing education, advice and support - within MoH and/or ACC criteria. You will have the unique opportunity to work alongside housing advisors, procurement, customer service facilitators, equipment specialists and our Mana Whaikaha team.
Key requirements include:
  • New Zealand registration as an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist.
  • A minimum of 5 years post professional qualification experience, working with standard,  complex equipment, vehicle or housing needs for clients within MoH or ACC eligibility and criteria.
  • Ability to provide relevant and timely advice, education and professional support to internal and external people, MOH EMS Assessors, ACC assessors and other key stakeholders.
  • A current working knowledge of MoH or ACC funding provision for people with long term or injury related disabilities.
  • First-rate communication and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent reporting writing and autonomous decision making skills. 
  • A current full driving licence.
  • Be available to travel within our region if required
What you will get in return
This is a busy role where you will be guaranteed a highly varied experience; and will provide expert clinical advice for equipment/housing or vehicle solutions for MoH or ACC assessors within the Enable New Zealand region and their clients or support people.

A high level of support, supervision and mentoring will be provided by the teams here at Enable New Zealand. This is an exciting opportunity to join a company that is committed to supporting your personal and professional development.

If this sounds like you and you are ready to take on this unique and exciting role then take hold of this opportunity and apply immediately. 
Enquiries around this post should be directed to Gill Clarkson, Lead EMS Advisor/Professional Advisor, email or ring 06 3535812.
Enable New Zealand is an operating division of MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB). Enable New Zealand will facilitate and deliver access to resources for people with identified health and disability support needs. 

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.


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Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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