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Position Title: Allied Health Assistant - Mental Health for Older Persons
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time (40hours/week)
Date Posted: 07/10/2020
Application Closing Date: 21/10/2020 11PM
Job #: 064022
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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 the Southern DHB

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

The Location

With beautiful scenery and loads of attractions right on your doorstep there is always something do.  There is also a lively restaurant and café scene, not to mention world class local attractions like Bill Richardson Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

 

 

Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 October 2020 Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email:  caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

 

Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

 
How to Apply  
You can contact the Recruitment team by emailing recruitment@southerndhb.govt.nz, or by calling 03 470 9357 (Otago) or 03 214 7220 (Southland)
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