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Occupational Therapist, Older Adult Mental Health (VID: 5465)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 16/05/2021
MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
MidCentral District Health Board has a vacancy for a New Zealand registered occupational therapist in our Older Adult Mental Health service and in our STAR (Assessment Treatment & Rehab Unit) situated within the Occupational Therapy Team at Palmerston North Hospital.
We are looking for an experienced occupational therapist who has energy and vision for Older Adult Mental Health Services.
Responsibilities for this position are primarily working with older people who are inpatients in STAR 1, a 7 bed unit or in the community as part of a multidisciplinary team, which is inclusive of an experienced occupational therapy assistant. You will have 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 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. In addition to working in our OAMHS you will work in our STAR Assessment Treatment and Rehabilitation Unit.
This is a permanent full time position, working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. 
If you are an experienced New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist with a passion for older adult mental health, and hold a current annual practicing certificate we would welcome your application.
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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