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Occupational Therapist, Post-Acute Community Rehabilitation (VID: 6534

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 19/02/2023
​As applications are received they will be reviewed and shortlisting may take place earlier than the advertised closing date. 
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. Don’t delay applying if you think you’re the right fit to join the MidCentral team!
MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the first booster vaccination). We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

(Scope of Practice:  Occupational Therapist)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for practitioners with minimum 3 years post registration and relevant clinical experience to provide rehabilitation as part of the Post-Acute Community Rehabilitation Service. 
The Post-Acute Community Rehabilitation Service (PACR) is a collective of services primarily dedicated to supporting clients immediately post their acute care episode. The PACR service aims to deliver the following initiatives consistently across the four localities (Palmerston North, Feilding, Tararua and Horowhenua) in the MidCentral region: 
  • Rehabilitation in the Home (ACC Non-Acute rehabilitation)
  • Post-acute Community Stroke Rehabilitation 
  • Health Recovery bed therapy interventions to support slow stream rehab prior to returning home or receiving inpatient rehabilitation services.
  • Transitional care beds to support Protection of Personal and Property Rights (PPP&R) process.
  • Voice therapy to support stroke rehabilitation, Parkinson disease and gender affirming intervention
This is a 0.8FTE role.
Applicants will need to have a current annual practicing certificate. A current driver’s licence is essential.
Our City and Region (Make sure you check out the links)
The city of Palmerston North is a diverse and vibrant city, that is very liveable and affordable. There is no sitting in traffic as a 5 – 15 minute commute is the norm. There is lots to do locally or with its central location it is easy to get away for the weekend to all the major attractions of Lower North Island - 2 hours drive away from the vibrant capital of Wellington (via the newly opened Transmission Gully road), the wineries of Hawkes’ Bay, the ski fields of Ruapehu and much more!
MidCentral 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 Childrens 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. More information about the Childrens Act 2014 is available from the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) website. 

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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