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Occupational Therapist - New Entry to Specialist Practice

Employer:
Canterbury District Health Board
Job Category:
Health
City/Town:
Canterbury - Christchurch
Region:
Canterbury
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
Posted Date:
14-Jun-2019
Closing Date:
28-Jun-2019
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Job Description

  • Two full-time, fixed-term opportunities until approximately the end of January 2020
  • Be a part of the Allied Health New Entry to Specialist Practice (AH NESP) programme within the Canterbury DHB
  • A recent Occupational Therapy graduate with registration OR provisional registration with the relevant regulatory body

Our Purpose

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two new graduates in Occupational Therapy to enter the Specialist Mental Health Service (SMHS). These positions are fixed-term until end of January 2020, with the potential for permanent opportunities to arise in the future.

You would be a part of the Allied Health New Entry to Specialist Practice (AH NESP) programme within the Canterbury District Health Board. The days and hours required are Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm. This may also involve some weekend work.

Please include in your application a one page covering letter stating why you want to develop a career in Mental Health and what particular qualities and experiences you would bring into SMHS.

The AUT university programme will commence early in March 2020, however dates for this and for enrolment in the 2020 University course (usually mid-January) have not yet been finalised. They will be posted on the AUT website as soon as the university has confirmed these.

The Role

The NESP programme will include the following:

  • Provision of a preceptor/work place mentor, and a thorough orientation and training package
  • Regular clinical supervision, tutorials, and workshops with other NESP trainees
  • Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Allied Mental Health and Addictions). Please refer to https://www.tepou.co.nz/initiatives/new-entry-to-specialist-practice-allied-mental-health-and-addiction/48 for more information. This course will most likely be block taught by AUT in Christchurch, and fees are covered by Te Pou or CDHB

Your skills will include the following:

  • Being a recent Occupational Therapy graduate with no previous SMHS experience (applicants may have had student placements in SMHS)
  • Registration OR provisional registration with the relevant regulatory body
  • A commitment to learning and developing mental health professional practice
  • A New Zealand resident, with a full drivers licence

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on recruitment@cdhb.health.nz for additional information.

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