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New Graduate Occupational Therapist, Mental Health

Organisation Lakes District Health Board
Area, City Rotorua
Advert reference TAY010002
Contact person Shelley Soloman
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 16-07-2019


Fixed Term, 1.0FTE

Rotorua hospital has a full time vacancy on our Mental Health & Addiction In-patient ward, that is suitable for new graduate therapists, or someone who is wanting to consolidate their skills in our dynamic Mental Health Service. Occupational Therapy is provided for the Community and also across the Service in the Acute Inpatient Setting.

The vacancy is within a multi-disciplinary team, with a strong emphasis on collaboration and teamwork to meet the needs of our client group. Occupational Therapy within the Mental Health Service is focused on maintaining or enhancing the Occupational Performance of clients through assessment, individual intervention, group work, liaison and education.

The role will allow you to complete the Occupational Therapy process with a varied caseload within the inpatient environment and the potential for some community follow-up work. In addition to providing direct Occupational Therapy, the Therapist will play a key role in contributing to the promotion and development of the Occupational Therapy service and the profession as a whole.

Opportunities for support and development within Rotorua Hospital include:
• Clinical Supervision by Senior Staff
• Professional Peer Review
• Interdisciplinary New Graduate Peer Support within Rotorua Hospital
• Regional Occupational Therapy New Graduate Support
• Formal In-service Programme

We seek applicants with enthusiasm, excellent communication skills and a dedication to establish clinical skills for working in Mental Health.

Mental Health Service is committed to achieving the “Leading Edge” in service delivery through the development of a Quality System Approach. Our Service respects and acknowledges the Treaty of Waitangi as the founding document of this nation and ensures Consumer Participation in service development.

Apply online via our website www.lakesdhb.govt.nz

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