Occupational Therapist, STAR 2
Palmerston North, NZ
23h ago

To comply with the current Health Order MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19.

We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.

MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve. (Scope of Practice : Occupational Therapy) The Occupational Therapy Service at Palmerston North Hospital has a full time permanent and part time (0.

6FTE) permanent vacancy for experienced NZ registered occupational therapists.

These roles are based in the STAR (Treatment, Assessment & Rehabilitation) unit. The purpose of the roles in STAR is to provide quality occupational therapy assessment and interventions to clients in a rehabilitation setting.

The positions would suit an occupational therapist with experience in rehabilitation. Accreditation for wheelchair, postural management and basic housing modifications would be an advantage.

Support and training will be provided to ensure you have the skills to carry out your role.

We are looking for an occupational therapist who is :

  • Enthusiastic, energetic, resilient, with a can do’ attitude
  • Has eexperience and the ability to work effectively within a team
  • Ability to adapt and flex to trial new ways of working
  • Strong desire to help clients and whānau achieve their goals
  • Effective written, oral and interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • New Zealand registered Occupational Therapist, with a current practicing certificate
  • Holds Enable NZ Accredited Assessor status, be Service Accredited or eligible to become accredited with appropriate training
  • A full, current, driver’s licence is essential
  • Holds relevant residency status to work in New Zealand
  • Palmerston North is a great place to live with a culturally diverse population, plenty of outdoor activities, a great variety of eateries and is a central hub for the Lower North Island being approximately 2 hours away from other main centres such as Wellington, Taupo, Napier and Taranaki.

    If you are a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist and would like to work in a rehabilitation setting with an enthusiastic and supportive team, while experiencing all that Palmerston North has to offer, we would 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.

    General Information

    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.

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