Occupational Therapist-Rotational

  • Company:
    MDHB
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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(Scope of Practice: Occupational Therapy) MidCentral District Health Board has two opportunities for a registered occupational therapists to join the Occupational Therapy Department at Palmerston North Hospital. These positions are rotational working across the acute wards including medical, surgical and orthopaedic services and would be ideally suited to new graduate therapists. The successful applicant will be someone who have effective oral and interpersonal communication skills, are able to work under pressure and direction and enjoy meeting the challenges of a varied and changing workload. You will need to aware of principles around person centred practice, be sensitive to cultural differences and committed to the Treaty of Waitangi. If you are a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist holding a current annual practicing certificate, then please apply. 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 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 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.