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Occupational Therapy NESP Programme

Organisation MidCentral District Health Board
Area, City Palmerston North
Advert reference Vacancy ID: 5395
Contact person Glenda Houston, Human Resources Administrator
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Contact telephone 06 350 8850
Permanent/temporary Temporary
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 09-11-2020


MidCentral District Health Board advocates for affirmative action and actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
MidCentral DHB’s Mental Health Service is pleased to offer an Occupational Therapist the opportunity to be part of the Mental Health New Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP) programme for 2021.
The successful candidate will be employed in our Mental Health Service 36 hours per week for 12 months and will complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Mental Health) through Auckland University of Technology. Funding for this study is through Te Pou and the successful applicant must secure a funded position to be offered employment.
New graduates with an interest in mental health (or therapists new to mental health) are encouraged to apply. 
This is an excellent professional development opportunity and only available to NZ residents.
We welcome your application.

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here​

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.

For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036

Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
[email protected]

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