Community Occupational Therapist
Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora - Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District
Location: Hutt Valley
Service: Te Herenga Tangata, Community Older Persons, Rehabilitation and Allied Health
Contract: Permanent, Full-time and Part-time options
Salary: $68,371- 87,999 per annum
This role falls under the Allied, Scientific, and Technical workforce pay equity settlement and an increase in designated scales and banding will follow shortly
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
A Community role that can be tailored to the development of a newer graduate or to the interests of an experienced Occupational Therapist. Now is a great time to return to the Public Health service Te Herenga Tangata is a friendly team. We can be flexible regarding hours and, for the right applicant, can make this a role in the range of 30 - 40 hours per week. You - ll find professional development opportunities and a culture of innovation.
Te Herenga Tangata is our Community Older Adults, Rehabilitation and Allied Health team including staff across a range of Allied Health disciplines, together with Nursing and Medical colleagues.
The Occupational Therapist in this role will have a varied caseload working with older adults, people with neuro-degenerative and long-term conditions, and those with palliative needs etc.
You will complete assessments in people - s homes and offer interventions which may be restorative or compensatory. Provision of appropriate equipment and prescription of both complex and non-complex housing modification will be part of the role along with wheel chair and seating interventions.
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team
As we are a large Interdisciplinary team you will have access to Occupational Therapy colleagues, Social Workers, Nurses, Speech Language therapy, Dietitians, along with our medical and Community Nursing colleagues. Our service delivery models are evolving and will see us using inter-professional practice approaches and delegating more work to our skilled Allied Health and Rehab Assistants.
We are continuing to build relationships with Primary Health and a broad range of Government and Community providers which is already making it easier for our staff to provide timelier, effective and equity focused health services.
Te Herenga Tangata has recently become part of a single Community Older Adults, Rehabilitation and Allied Health group together with our Capital Coast colleagues increasing professional and career development opportunities for our staff. Within this position you will have access to clinical supervision, the support of the OT Professional leader, in-service and external training opportunities relevant to your role.
Moū - About you
If you are an experienced therapist with a particular special interest we are happy to discuss how we might accommodate this and support your career development. Alternatively you may be newer to practice and interested in taking advantage of the extensive mentoring skills that exist within our Occupational Therapy group. There is some opportunity to flex working hours if you need this to be family friendly.
Along with your direct practice, you - ll have the opportunity to be involved in or lead quality improvement work, both at a team and wider service level as we continue to develop our models.
We need someone with excellent communication and time-management skills, who enjoys working within a team, and is able to quickly develop positive relationships with a variety of hospital based and primary care professionals.
As the successful candidate you will be required to be an NZ Registered Occupational therapist with a current APC, drivers licence and experience relevant to the role. We provide an exciting and dynamic inter-disciplinary team environment, a diverse and rewarding caseload with a broad range of areas to develop into, regular clinical supervision and continuing professional development opportunities.
We are looking to develop a culturally diverse team and strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds with the right skills to consider applying. We will be continuing to develop the way we work with Maori and Pacific people and would value more applicants from these communities. If you - re not sure whether this is the right role for you, or just want to find out more about opportunities within the DHB, we - d love you to give us a call.
E pā ana ki a tatou - About us
Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.
Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.
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Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply
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Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed
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