Occupational Therapist - Thames
Where you’ll be working: Thames Hospital
The details: Permanent - FTE can be negotiated
- Be part of the national transformation in Health
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
This position is based at Thames Hospital, covering START in the community across the Thames/Coromandel Area. In this role you will provide occupational therapy services to clients within their home environment and on the Thames hospital ward. You will be collaborating with clients and the multidisciplinary team providing specialist occupational therapy assessment and interventions.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
Allied Health is a department of the Waikato District that provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetic, Audiology & New Born Hearing screening, Social Work, and Psychology services. Staff within these professions are all involved in direct client care and work in a wide range of situations to improve the health and wellbeing of the people they work with. Allied Health staff work in partnership with individuals and their family/whanau to facilitate relationships and a smooth journey through the healthcare system.
What we can offer you:
- Meaningful support and orientation to your practice with robust opportunities for critical reflection on practice, including peer review and professional supervision
- On the job training with continuous improvement and development opportunities including a well-established in-service training programme
- A great team environment and supportive work culture
Mōu | About you
We welcome applications from qualified occupational therapists who hold registration to practice with the OT Board of NZ.
As the ideal person for this role, you will have the following skills and attributes:
- At least 18 months post qualification experience and ideally experience with the Ministry of Health funding process, however will consider new graduate OTs
- Rehab experience
- Sound clinical reasoning skills and use of evidence informed practice
- Effective time management, prioritisation and organisation skills
- Drive, energy and initiative with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work collaboratively with a range of professional groups in a multidisciplinary setting
- Pro-active and can-do approach with the ability to be flexible and work autonomously as well as in a team
- Full driver’s licence
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
- Whakamana – Give and earn respect
- Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
- Mauri Pai – Fair play
- Whakapakari – Growing the good
- Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Nicole.Rickard@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 22 February 2023
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
|Location:||North Island - Waikato - Hamilton|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Allied Health - Occupational Therapist|
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