Occupational Therapist, Older Adult Mental Health

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

www.midcentraldhb.govt.nz

Contact telephone 06 350 8850
VACANCY DETAILS
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 20-01-2019


JOB DESCRIPTION

STAR 1, OLDER ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Vacancy ID: 4660
(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 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.

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.



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