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Occupational Therapist - Older Peoples Assessment & Liaison Service (OPAL) (VID: 5370)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Therapy Services - Occupational Therapy PN
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Temporary/Negotiable
Close Date: 24/01/2021
MidCentral District Health Board advocates for affirmative action and actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
(Scope of Practice: Occupational Therapy)
MidCentral District Health Board has a vacancy for a New Zealand registered occupational therapist, primarily working in our Older Peoples Assessment & Liaison Service (OPAL), and based within the Occupational Therapy Team at Palmerston North Hospital.

This position is 28 hours per week, however hours up to full time could be negotiable with the successful applicant. This position is temporary to cover parental leave and is expected to conclude on 15 October 2021.
Responsibilities are primarily working with older people with frailty and will include follow up in the community.  This position would suit occupational therapists with a minimum of two years’ post graduate experience.
There may be circumstances in which you will need to work in other areas of Occupational Therapy including the acute wards or rehabilitation or community based services.
If you are a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist holding a current annual practicing certificate and have relevant experience in this field with a particular interest in working in this setting, then please apply. 
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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