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Occupational Therapist – Dargaville Hospital, Northland DHB

Organisation Northland District Health Board
Area, City Dargaville, Northland
Advert reference AH21-136
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Apply online or email: [email protected]

Application URL: https://careers.northlanddhb.org.nz/apply/AH21-136

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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Part time
Closing date for applications 02-08-2021



At Northland DHB, some of us are born and bred locals, others have chosen to call Northland home. But all of us share a close team spirit that truly connects with community members in our care. No wonder going the extra mile is second nature around here – we’re looking after family, whilst being supported and encouraged to look after our own wellbeing.

Our vibrant and friendly rural hospital team based at the Dargaville Hospital currently have an opportunity for an Occupational Therapist who is able to work in either the inpatient or community setting. New Graduates will be considered for this position.

While the work can be challenging, it is extremely rewarding, including working with the inpatients for discharge planning and in the community setting across the Dargaville Area.

Dargaville is a small rural community in scenic Northland, with spectacular locations like Baylys Beach and Kai Iwi Lakes within easy driving distance.

Northland DHB is committed to a system that is Tiriti (Treaty) based and one that actively and purposefully invests in equitable outcomes for its Māori population.

Northland DHB recognises Māori as tāngata Whenua (first peoples) of New Zealand and have prioritised Māori health. We understand our Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations in relation to:

  • Stewardship
  • Iwi/Māori health development
  • Equity
  • Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge and expertise)

To be successful in this role you will need to have/hold:

  • Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand

(new graduate and experienced occupational therapists considered)

  • A current practicing certificate
  • A current drivers licence
  • A sound knowledge of community support services, daily living equipment, and funding systems
  • A good working knowledge of emotional and social issues
  • Interpersonal skills and an ability to work closely with patients and whānau, and other agencies
  • Previous experience in a rural setting, however not essential

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply today by completing the online application form, and submitting your cover letter and CV/resume.

A career with Northland DHB will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.

Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First – People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect – We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring – We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication – We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence – Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: AH21-136
Closes: 2 August 2021

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