Occupational Therapist START - Thames
Where you’ll be working: Thames / Coromandel Area
The details: Permanent - 64 hours per fortnight (0.8 FTE)
Be part of the national transformation in Health
Work as part of a multi disiplinary team
Raise the profile of Occupational Therapy and be part of developing a comprehensive rehab service
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
This position is based at Thames Hospital, covering START (Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Team) 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'll have the chance to use a wide range of OT skills, working closely with people in their homes to provide up to of 6 weeks intensive rehab to enable people to achieve goals for participation and independence. 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
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 Kendal.Dutton@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: Open until filled
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