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Occupational Therapist, Older Adult Mental Health (VID: 4660)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 30/06/2019
STAR 1, OLDER ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
(Scope of Practice: General Occupational Therapy)
 
  • Do you have a passion for mental health and the older person?
  • Would you like to live in a centrally located city with a youthful population and affordable housing? 
We are looking for an occupational therapist with experience or new graduate  with energy and vision for our acute Older Adult Mental Health Inpatient Service for both the inpatient ward and the community. Ideally you will be an experienced Occupational Therapist with a passion for mental health and the Older Adult having at least 2 years’ experience, however new graduates will be considered. 
 
This is a full time position with a focus on functional and cognitive assessments, provision of information, strategies and equipment to optimise quality of life, therapeutic interventions in relation to mood disorders, cognitive stimulation, and provision of sensory modulation.
 
You will be working with a multidisciplinary team which is inclusive of an experienced occupational therapy assistant, and within a mental health service with links to other experienced occupational therapists.
 
You will practice from an occupation focussed practice model in order to deliver assessments and interventions that promote well-being from a recovery model based on whanau ora principles.
 
About Us
Join MidCentral District Health Board and become part of our journey as we continue with our transformational change to establish the organisation as a high performing health system. The transformation involves introducing a system that delivers integrated care by engaging across primary, specialist and community based service providers to provide better health outcomes for the communities we serve. 
 
At MidCentral you will work alongside a diverse team of professionals who are passionate about delivering quality health and disability services. MidCentral staff enjoy wellness and benefits schemes, investment in professional development, and career progression opportunities. A competitive remuneration package is being offered as well as the opportunity to contribute to making a positive impact in the health outcomes of people in the MidCentral district as we pursue our vision of ‘Quality Living, Healthy Lives, Well Communities’.
 
MidCentral is an accredited employer with Immigration New Zealand. This means we are able to recruit globally and our Talent work visas will be processed as a priority. 
 
About Our Region
Palmerston North is a family friendly city where you can enjoy the New Zealand countryside lifestyle without missing out on the advantages of a big city. Housing is more affordable in comparison to the larger metropolitan cities. With a diverse artistic community, Palmerston North is home to a multitude of cultural events, cafes, restaurants and sports activities. Its central place in the lower half of the North Island makes it easy to access the beautiful ski fields 2 hour’s drive north, Wellington 2 hours south, vineyards 2 hours east, wonderful hiking and biking areas 10 min east and the west coast beaches only a 30 minutes’ drive west.
 
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
vacancy@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

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