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Occupational Therapist, Delirium Specialist

Organisation Northland DHB
Area, City Whangarei, Northland
Advert reference Vacancy No: AH21-133
Contact person Heather Blackburn - Professional Advisor & Team Leader 
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[email protected]

Contact telephone 021 873182
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 27-06-2021



Achieving the best health outcomes for Northland communities starts with expecting the best from ourselves. We ensure every member of our team has the opportunity to develop, grow and stay inspired. Here, you can make an impact on your community and on your own professional development – all whilst enjoying a flexible and healthy work-life balance.

Start your journey with Northland DHB – right now we are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join the team as a Delirium Specialist. This position is a new initiative looking to improve care and outcomes for patients experiencing delirium.

This is a full time position based at Whangarei Hospital.

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)

The successful applicant will provide services to our patients in Whangarei Hospital. The role involves working both with clients and their whanau and developing an education programme for staff working with patients with delirium.

We are looking for applicants who are flexible, enthusiastic, organised, and are able to relate well and communicate effectively with clients and whānau, caregivers and colleagues.

We are a friendly and welcoming team offering a supportive working environment with a strong commitment to regular supervision and opportunities for professional development.

A minimum of 2 years post graduate experience is essential. Some experience working across acute medical and surgical services is preferred but not essential.

For further information please contact Heather Blackburn – Professional Advisor & Team Leader, [email protected]

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: AH21-133

Closes: 27 June 2021

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