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Occupational Therapist – Older Adult Mental Health

Organisation MidCentral District Health Board
Area, City Palmerston North
Advert reference Vacancy ID: 4660
Contact person Glenda Houston
Contact website and/or email

Website: www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz

Contact telephone 06 350 8850
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 30-06-2019


(Scope of Practice: General Occupational Therapy)

  • Do you have a passion for mental health and the older person?
  • Would you like to live in a centrally located city with a youthful population and affordable housing?

We are looking for an occupational therapist with experience or new graduate with energy and vision for our acute Older Adult Mental Health Inpatient Service for both the inpatient ward and the community. Ideally you will be an experienced Occupational Therapist with a passion for mental health and the Older Adult having at least 2 years’ experience, however new graduates will be considered.

This is a full time position with 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 be working with a multidisciplinary team which is inclusive of an experienced occupational therapy assistant, and within a mental health service with links to other experienced occupational therapists.

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.

About Us
Join MidCentral District Health Board and become part of our journey as we continue with our transformational change to establish the organisation as a high performing health system. The transformation involves introducing a system that delivers integrated care by engaging across primary, specialist and community based service providers to provide better health outcomes for the communities we serve.

At MidCentral you will work alongside a diverse team of professionals who are passionate about delivering quality health and disability services. MidCentral staff enjoy wellness and benefits schemes, investment in professional development, and career progression opportunities. A competitive remuneration package is being offered as well as the opportunity to contribute to making a positive impact in the health outcomes of people in the MidCentral district as we pursue our vision of ‘Quality Living, Healthy Lives, Well Communities’.

MidCentral is an accredited employer with Immigration New Zealand. This means we are able to recruit globally and our Talent work visas will be processed as a priority.

About Our Region
Palmerston North is a family friendly city where you can enjoy the New Zealand countryside lifestyle without missing out on the advantages of a big city. Housing is more affordable in comparison to the larger metropolitan cities. With a diverse artistic community, Palmerston North is home to a multitude of cultural events, cafes, restaurants and sports activities. Its central place in the lower half of the North Island makes it easy to access the beautiful ski fields 2 hour’s drive north, Wellington 2 hours south, vineyards 2 hours east, wonderful hiking and biking areas 10 min east and the west coast beaches only a 30 minutes’ drive west.

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