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Position Title: Occupational Therapist - Ward 11 – Adult Mental Health Clinical Rehabilitation Wakari Hospital, Dunedin
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Fixed Term 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 22/02/2018
Application Closing Date: 16/03/2018 11PM
Job #: 055879
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Occupational Therapist  - Ward 11 – Adult Mental Health Clinical Rehabilitation

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin


  • 1.0 Fixed term contract until 29/03/2019
  • Great work/life balance


Here at Southern DHB, we’re up to the challenge of realising our vision of Better Health, Better Lives, Whanau Ora; and to help us achieve this we’re very focused on bringing into our organisation people who display our values of being Kind, Open and Positive, with a sense of Community.


An opportunity exists to join an enthusiastic motivated team providing care on Ward 11, for patients who require a further period of stabilisation beyond their stay in an admission ward. 


Working within the wider multidisciplinary team, you’ll provide appropriate group, ward activities and one to one functional assessments in an inpatient Mental Health setting at Wakari Hospital Dunedin.  In this role you will work alongside experienced clinical staff and become an integral part of the team, where on occasions you may be required to contribute to the day to day operation of the unit.


Ideally you’ll bring to this role experience working within an adult mental health environment, exceptional communication skills, your non-judgmental attitude and your positive manner. 


This is a fixed term, fulltime role, requiring you have be a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist with a current annual practicing certificate, and a clean full drivers licence.


All employees of the Southern District Health Board working with in Mental Health and Addiction Services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to  “The Seven Real Skills” (Te Pou Workforce Development, see






Closing Date: March 16th 2018


For further information please contact Charlotte England, Recruitment Advisor –Mental Health, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

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