Allied Health Assistant, Occupational Therapy
MidCentral District Health Board (Palmerston North)
3d ago
source : Kiwi Health Jobs

Older Persons Assessment and Liaison - (OPAL)

To comply with the recent health order, MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19.

We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

MidCentral District Health Board has a vacancy for an occupational therapy assistant to join the Occupational Therapy Department in Palmerston North.

This person will be required to work under the direction of a registered Occupational Therapist providing clinical support and assistance to the Occupational Therapy team when required.

The tasks of this position are many and varied and include undertaking occupational therapy interventions with clients under direction of the Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist primarily in the OPAL (Older Persons Assessment & Liaison) ward.

This is a full time position working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

  • The successful applicant will be;
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, resilient, with a can do' attitude
  • Has experience and ability to work effectively within a team and under direction of an Allied Health Professional
  • Ability to adapt and flex to trial new ways of working
  • Strong desire to help clients and whānau achieve their goals
  • Sensitive to cultural differences and committed to the Treaty of Waitangi with a willingness to learn about te reo Māori and tikanga Māori
  • 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
  • Basic computer, IT and clinical documentation skills
  • Have completed or be willing to complete Career Force' Health Assistant strand Qualification (level 3)
  • Experience working with adults in a rehabilitation setting is an advantage
  • A full, current, driver's licence essential
  • Hold relevant residency status to work in New Zealand essential
  • 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 would like to work with us and have the appropriate experience and training we would welcome your application.

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