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Occupational Therapist - Older Persons with Frailty Service (VID: 4803)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Therapy Services - Occupational Therapy PN
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 21/04/2019
(Scope of Practice: Occupational Therapy)
 
MidCentral District Health Board has an exciting new opportunity for an experienced occupational therapist, working in our older persons with frailty service, based at Palmerston North Hospital.
 
This is a permanent part time position, working 27 hours per week, Monday to Friday.
 
Primary responsibilities are providing quality occupational therapy services  within a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team, to meets the needs of older persons with frailty in either a dedicated inpatient unit or in the community. There may be circumstances in which you will need to work in other areas of Occupational Therapy including the acute wards or community based services.
 
If you are a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist holding a current annual practicing certificate with relevant experience in this area we would welcome your application.
 
A full, current, 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
vacancy@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

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