Occupational Therapist / Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau (Advanced)
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Location: Wellington Hospital
Service: Older Adults, rehabilitation and Allied Health (ORA)
Contract: 12 month Fixed Term, Part Time (up to 24 hours per week / 0.6FTE)
Salary: $82,299 - $98,408 pro rata
Mō tō mātou rōpū About our team
Our team is currently made up of 11 Occupational Therapist 5 team members make up the rotational group. We work in the acute setting assessing and treating patients to contribute to successful discharges and acute hospital flow. We are part of a wider ORA team that has 53 Occupational therapists working across community, outpatients and rehabilitation settings.
Kōrero mō te tūranga About the role
We are excited to offer the opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our team working in an advanced role. We are looking for a clinician with proven leadership skills who has an advanced level of clinical knowledge in the specialty of frail older adults. The successful candidate will carry out comprehensive assessment and treatment using an interprofessional practice framework.
This role will be leading the continued development of interprofessional practice in collaboration with the Advanced Physiotherapist in the Acute Frailty Unit (AFU).
The successful candidate will formulate and deliver individualised intervention, using appropriate clinical assessment, reasoning skills and knowledge of intervention.
The Occupational therapist in this role will also provide support to other Occupational Therapists within the team and across services with a specific focus on the medical stream.
There will be a focus on driving quality improvement activities to develop and improve service delivery within the medical stream including use of evidence based practice, challenging the norm and working towards the principals of CCDHB s service plan 2030.
We are interested to hear from Occupational Therapists with hospital experience who have worked in the acute setting. You would be expected to cover into other areas as needed.
You will be well supported by a friendly, fun and enthusiastic team, with leadership from dedicated Team Leaders and highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapists. We offer on-going professional development and formal supervision. Cultural professional supervision is available for Māori and Pacific Health clinicians.
We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the right skills and experience who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori and Pacific Peoples communities.
If the thought of working in a high performing team dedicated to patient care appeals to you, then this may be the role for you. If you are passionate about delivering excellent clinical practice, influencing and supporting other Occupational Therapists and thrive on improving service delivery to patients then we d love to hear from you.
We expect that you will be able to turn your hand to whatever the day brings as no two days are the same.
Moū About you
- 6 or more years experience
- Registration and current APC with Occupational Therapy Board NZ
- Recent clinical experience in inpatient Occupational Therapy provision
- A clear understanding of the health needs of our Māori and Pacific Island communities
- Demonstrates ability to build rapport with patient and whānau from all backgrounds
- Capable of working in a high turnover, fast paced environment.
- NZ drivers licence is preferable
- Assessment, management and intervention of occupational performance issues
- Support the wider Occupational Therapy team as clinical demand dictates
- Mentor and support rotational Occupational Therapists as required.
- Clinically supervise undergraduate Occupational Therapy students
- Active involvement in the development of the Occupational Therapy service
- Weekend cover roster (approx. once every 8 weeks for up to 4 hours)
E pā ana ki a tatou About us
Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) 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.
The 2DHBs are pro-equity Health Organisations, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.
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Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply
Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email Philip.Adamson@ccdhb.org.nz and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH323-21) in the subject line.
2DHB requires ALL its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To comply with the recent health order, applicants must have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine AND their second dose no later than 30 January 2022.
We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.
Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process until advertising closes on 9 January 2022.
Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed
|Location:||North Island - Wellington - Wellington Central|
|Job type:||Permanent Part time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Allied Health - Occupational Therapist|
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