Occupational Therapist Core I (Permanent, Full-Time)
- Join our friendly, high-functioning interdisciplinary team
- Continue your professional growth with clinical and professional supervision and support on offer
- Visa support for suitable candidates
We are looking for a new graduate to join our dedicated and supportive Occupational Therapy team at Auckland DHB. This is a great opportunity for you to work in New Zealand’s largest public hospital and clinical research facility. Working at Auckland City Hospital you can have both an amazing start to your Occupational Therapy career as well as an awesome work-life balance.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
This is a full-time permanent position of 40 hours per week. The Core I rotations are six months long with opportunities in the following specialities based at Auckland City Hospital:
• Acute Medical
• Older Peoples’ Health/Mana Awhi
You will join an excellent team of OTs to gain skills and competencies in occupational therapy assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and discharge planning. You will work alongside your wider Allied Health colleagues using an interdisciplinary model within a multidisciplinary team on the wards to deliver high-quality, effective services for our population. Regardless of your experience, you can expect to receive a thorough orientation and regular meetings with your practice supervisor.
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For further information please contact Natalie Muthoo at firstname.lastname@example.org, Clinical Lead Occupational therapy
Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
As the ideal person for this role, you will have the following skills and attributes: -
Either be a new graduate or have less than 2 years of experience as an occupational therapist
• Have a current Occupational Therapy Annual Practicing Certificate
• Sound clinical reasoning skills and use of evidence-informed practice
• Ability to work collaboratively with a range of professional groups in a multidisciplinary setting
• Effective time management, prioritisation and organisation skills
• Drive, energy and initiative with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Pro-active and can-do approach with the ability to be flexible and work autonomously as well as in a team.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.
We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.
We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.
He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
Auckland District Health Board (Auckland DHB) is one of the leading healthcare providers in New Zealand offering a wide range of tertiary and quaternary clinical services to a large and diverse population. We have state-of-the-art facilities and provide our services from three hospitals – Auckland City Hospital, Starship Children’s Health and Greenlane Clinical Centre.
- Access to our fleet of pool vehicles
- Free educational seminars open to all staff
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Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
To apply please click on the ‘Apply’ tab below and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter.
Please do not delay your application as we screen applications as they come through and may close the applications as soon as we have a good pool of candidates for the role.
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Immigration NZ has introduced a new Accredited Employer Work Visa system from 4 July 2022 that includes a simplified residency process for health workers on the new “Green List” of occupations – and this position is one of those designated critical positions! Of course, for successful candidates offered a position with us who require a Work Visa, we will provide support with their Visa application. Here are the links to two key pages of NZ Immigration's official site for more information: Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa and Immigration NZ Green List Occupations
The remuneration for this position is covered by a collective agreement (PSA Allied, Public Health Scientific Technical MECA)
Salary Range: starts at Step 1 $58,513
We are committed to our workforce reflecting the communities serve and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to join.
If you have any queries about accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Vaidehi Sharma - Recruitment Consultant at Vaidehis@adhb.govt.nz quoting ref #ADHB16960 to discuss how we can best support your application.
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