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Why choose medfuture for Occupational Therapy jobs

Our team of highly effective and driven consultants is here to make sure you receive the support you need and are completely satisfied with the results. We understand the challenges of the field and are here to provide a one-stop solution to help you navigate it seamlessly.

We are dedicated to helping you make the best decisions for yourself and your career. Our team will provide you with all the information you need about your options, eligibility requirements, and educational requirements. We'll work with you to select the best program that suits your needs and specialize in the areas you're interested in. And once you've chosen the program that's right for you, we'll help you identify the ideal position that meets all of your criteria.

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Area of Speciality

Pediatrics: This specialty focuses on working with children to help them develop the skills they need to function in everyday life, such as play, school, and socialization.

Mental Health: Occupational therapists in this specialty work with individuals with mental health conditions to improve their ability to perform everyday tasks and engage in meaningful occupations.

Rehabilitation: This specialty focuses on helping individuals who have experienced an injury or illness recover their skills, independence, and confidence to return to their daily activities.

Gerontology: This specialty involves working with older adults to address age-related challenges such as chronic illness, cognitive decline, and mobility issues.

Hand Therapy: Occupational therapists in this specialty specialize in treating hand and upper extremity injuries or conditions, including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fractures.

Environmental Modification: This specialty focuses on modifying the environment to improve accessibility and safety for individuals with disabilities, chronic conditions, or injuries.

Vocational Rehabilitation: Occupational therapists in this specialty help individuals with disabilities or injuries to return to work, find employment, or maintain their job performance.

Ergonomics: Occupational therapists in this specialty focus on improving the design and function of workspaces, equipment, and tools to enhance worker safety, productivity, and comfort.

International Medical Graduates

To work as an International Medical Graduate (IMG) in occupational therapy in New Zealand, you will need to meet certain requirements and follow these general steps:

  1. Qualifications Assessment:

    Ensure that your occupational therapy qualifications are recognized in New Zealand. You may need to have your qualifications assessed by the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (OTBNZ).
  2. Registration with OTBNZ:

    Apply for registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (OTBNZ). This registration is essential for practicing as an occupational therapist in New Zealand.
  3. English Language Proficiency:

    Provide proof of English language proficiency if it is not your first language. This typically involves taking an English language test, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Occupational English Test (OET), and meeting the minimum score requirements set by OTBNZ.
  4. Visa and Immigration:

    Determine the appropriate visa category to work in New Zealand. Depending on your specific circumstances, you may need to apply for a work visa or other relevant visa categories.
  5. Continuing Professional Development:

    Commit to ongoing professional development to maintain your occupational therapy skills and stay updated on industry developments and best practices.
  6. Networking and Job Search:

    Connect with occupational therapy professional organizations and networks in New Zealand to explore job opportunities and enhance your professional connections.

These requirements may vary depending on your individual circumstances and New Zealand's immigration and healthcare regulations. It is advisable to contact the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand and consult with immigration authorities for the most up-to-date information and guidance on working as an IMG in occupational therapy in New Zealand.


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