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Occupational Therapist, STAR 2 Palmerston North Hospital (VID: 6096)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Therapy Services - Occupational Therapy PN
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Negotiable
Close Date: 12/02/2023
​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 Therapy)
The Occupational Therapy Service at Palmerston North Hospital has a full time permanent and part time (0.6FTE) permanent vacancy for experienced NZ registered occupational therapists.

These roles are based in the STAR (Treatment, Assessment & Rehabilitation) unit. The purpose of the roles in STAR is to provide quality occupational therapy assessment and interventions to clients in a rehabilitation setting.
The positions would suit an occupational therapist with experience in rehabilitation.  Accreditation for wheelchair, postural management and basic housing modifications would be an advantage. Support and training will be provided to ensure you have the skills to carry out your role.

We are looking for an occupational therapist who is:
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, resilient, with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Has eexperience and the ability to work effectively within a team
  • Ability to adapt and flex to trial new ways of working
  • Strong desire to help clients and whānau achieve their goals
  • Effective written, oral and interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. 
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • New Zealand registered Occupational Therapist, with a current practicing certificate 
  • Holds Enable NZ Accredited Assessor status, be Service Accredited or eligible to become accredited with appropriate training
  • A full, current, driver’s licence is essential
  • Holds relevant residency status to work in New Zealand
Palmerston North is a great place to live with a culturally diverse population, plenty of outdoor activities, a great variety of eateries and is a central hub for the Lower North Island being approximately 2 hours away from other main centres such as Wellington, Taupo, Napier and Taranaki.
If you are a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist and would like to work in a rehabilitation setting with an enthusiastic and supportive team, while experiencing all that Palmerston North has to offer, we would welcome your application.
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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