Occupational Therapist - Inpatient OPR1 - MHSOP
Where you’ll be working: Mental Health Services, Waikato Hospital
The details: Permanent full-time, 40 hours per week (1.0FTE)
He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
We are seeking a dynamic and suitably experienced Occupational Therapist to join our Mental Health Services for Older People’s in-patient team.
OPR1 is a busy 15 bedded unit providing acute assessment and treatment for tangata whaiora over the age of 65 presenting with acute mental health conditions, dementia with behavioural and psychological conditions and palliative dementia care.
This is a varied role which includes working individually with tangata whaiora, undertaking assessments, group work / activities, education and support to the wider team and care partners.
He Kōrero mōu - About You
You will be passionate and committed to providing tangata whaiora focused care.
You will work as an effective team member and demonstrate strong communication skills which is essential to this position.
You will need to have a calm and empathic approach, flexibility and creativity in your care approach
You will have an excellent understanding of mental health conditions, the Mental Health Act, PPPR Act, an understanding of capacity assessment work up, a range of therapeutic modalities, and dementia / delirium care.
Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits
A supportive and comprehensive orientation.
Access to supervision.
A strong supportive and collegial work environment.
A range of training and educational opportunities.
Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
E pā ana ki a tatou – About us
Mental Health and Addictions Services at Waikato DHB delivers a full range of specialty services across the district. We are committed to making a difference with tāngata whai ora and their whānau through working in partnership to create kotahitanga. We believe in delivering services with a strong recovery focus and a sensitivity to cultural aspects of mental health through applying the Treaty of Waitangi principles into practice.
Nau mai haere mai - Come join the team!
Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.
Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.
Please apply directly online, and click here to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Caitlin Oldman in the Recruitment Team on Caitlin.email@example.com
Application closing date: 29 September 2022
Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
• Give and earn respect - Whakamana
• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
• Fair play – Mauri Pai
• Growing the good – Whakapakari
• Stronger together – Kotahitanga
|Location:||North Island - Waikato - Hamilton|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Mental Health - Occupational Therapist|
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