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Occupational Therapist - Kai Whakaora Ngangahau - Mental Health and Addiction Service (VID: 6822)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 8/10/2023
MidCentral is entering an exciting period of innovation and transformation with a new mental health model of care: Te Mātāpuna O Te Ora , The source of welling being, and a new Acute Mental Health facility!
The Opportunity
We are seeking someone with enthusiasm, commitment and creative thinking that has the skills and vision to help grow occupational therapy, support staff and work alongside others to further develop the model of Occupational Therapy Services for our consumers in our Acute Mental Health unit. In this position, you will work with another Occupational Therapist's/Kaiwhakaora ngangahau and Assistants.
Occupational Therapy/Whakaora Ngangahau is a critical service in a new model of care focused on primary health and community rehabilitation integration to deliver positive health outcomes for patients and communities. Career development opportunities in allied health strategic leadership positions are also emerging with a clear priority to develop allied health practice within the district.
MidCentral is the major provider, funder and planner of health and disability services throughout the greater Manawatu region, including the Palmerston North Hospital.
For the right person, we are open to flexible employment arrangements for this role which could be a secondment, fixed term or on a contract basis.  International relocation package will be available.
Come and join us

Employing around 2500 people, MidCentral DHB can offer a meaningful career that offers challenges, opportunities to further your skills and experience, as well as personal satisfaction of contributing to public healthcare. 
A major drawcard of living and working in Manawatu is its central North Island location and the great lifestyle available. Our region offers an excellent lifestyle for families with scenic spots for hiking and mountain-biking, great schools and tertiary institutions.  With the mountains, city and sea at your doorstep, you’ll get to taste the best of both worlds – the perfect blend of rural and city living. Home ownership is achievable, rental costs are realistic and recreational activities are plentiful!
  • An encouraging learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
  • A professional and supportive culture and team setting
  • Fulfilling and challenging work with great lifestyle options
  • Tailored wellness programmes
How to apply
To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.”  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal.
For more information – Please contact Maree Loynes, Recruitment Specialist (Allied Health) on
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date.

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