Therapist Aide / OT Assist at Southern District Health Board (Invercargill/Dunedin), Otago
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Allied Health Assistant - Mental Health for Older Persons
Dunedin Hospital - Ward 6c
- Want to work in a rewarding environment?
- Permanent - full-time (40hours/week)
- Monday to Friday
About the team
Ward 6C is a 12-bed acute assessment and treatment unit for people aged over 65 years with an array of mental health (along with some physical health) needs, located in Dunedin Hospital.
About you - About the role
We are seeking a motivated and personable individual to work alongside our Occupational Therapy clinicians in supporting our patient's therapy and discharge planning from the inpatient wards.
Our Allied Health Assistants are key team members who assist our nursing and allied health staff to ensure an effective and efficient service. You will be someone who is warm, empathetic, responsive and attuned to the emotions, needs and motivations of older people. It is preferred you have Mental Health experience or a strong willingness to work in this field.
To be successful in this role you will have a passion for supporting older people with varying mental health needs, be confident in providing support and assisting patients; display initiative; be patient focussed at all times, and be able to adapt to a changing environment. Computer literacy is essential criteria for this role and a full driver's licence is desirable
We provide a range of learning opportunities and take pride in supporting our staff to grow, so don't hesitate Apply today!
About Southern DHB
Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.
Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.
Closing date: Sunday, 5 June 2022.
Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.
Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors
For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5769 or email email@example.com
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:
- Occupational health assessment
- Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
- Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
Covid vaccination requirements
Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job/Therapist-Aide-OT-Assist/775828910/
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Southern District Health Board (Invercargill/Dunedin)|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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