Occupational Therapist - Christchurch Hospital
- Permanent 0.55 FTE (22 hours per week) position available working Wednesday to Friday
- NZ Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board and Annual Practicing Certificate is essential
- Provide Occupational Therapy assessment and therapeutic interventions to work with people presenting as in-patients within Christchurch Hospital
Mō te tūnga - About the Role
We have an opportunity to join the supportive Occupational Therapy team at Christchurch Hospital. You will have a minimum of 2 years relevant clinical experience. We are able to support an occupational therapist re-entering the workforce and can provide the necessary skill development and supervision needs.
As an Occupational Therapist in our team, you - ll provide assessment and therapeutic interventions within Christchurch Hospital Campus, alongside your Occupational Therapy, Allied Health and other colleagues. There will also be opportunities to pick up frequent casual work on other days of the week.
Ko wai koe | About You
In this role, you will be responsible for:
- Working with patients on the In-patient wards to deliver specific occupational therapy intervention. You will be providing sound occupational performance assessment within a variety of ward setting (General Medicine, Orthopaedics, General Surgery) and making recommendations on intervention needs for people.
- Working with patients from diverse social and cultural backgrounds and working collaboratively with whanau, the wider multidisciplinary team to ensure the best outcomes;
- Being involved in transfer and discharge planning.
- As part of the team you will also be able to contribute to the weekend roster at Christchurch Hospital
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience
- Comprehensive clinical assessment, intervention and problem solving skills
- Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively, to develop positive interpersonal relationships, and work flexibly within the inter-disciplinary team, with a team player attitude
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to liaise effectively with health professionals both within the in-patient services and in the community
- Strong clinical reasoning skills and use of evidence informed practice
- Effective time management and organisational skills
- Strong prioritisation skills and experience with complex discharge planning
- Registration with the NZ Occupational Therapy Board and current Annual Practicing Certificate (or eligibility to obtain);
- A positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work;
Mō mātou | About Us
- Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do -
Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.
Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.
Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Whatu Ora [Health New Zealand]
When you work at the Te Whatu Ora, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted, therefore apply directly on our career site here.
For additional information about this role please contact Jenny Bailey, Recruitment Partner on email@example.com
We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at Health New Zealand, there could be a place for you!
Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within Health New Zealand.
The Future of the Health Industry
The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.
|Location:||South Island - Canterbury - Christchurch|
|Job type:||Permanent Part time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Senior Medical Officers, Medical Officers and Fellows - Occupational Health|
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