MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
STAR 1, OLDER ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
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