Senior Occupational Therapist - FMU
- Seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our Team at Fraser McDonald Unit, an inpatient mental health service for adults aged 65+
- Provide acute assessment, treatment and care management with a view to return people back to community-based care as soon as possible
- Permanent, full-time (40 hours) role, Monday to Friday, based in Auckland City Hospital
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We are seeking a Senior Occupational Therapist to join our team at Fraser McDonald Unit, based in Auckland City Hospital.
Fraser McDonald Unit serves the central Auckland population of adults over 65 experiencing acute mental illness or behavioural or psychological difficulties associated with dementia. We are a 15-bed acute admission unit incorporating a high care area and designed for older people. We provide acute assessment, treatment and care management with a view to return people back to community-based care as soon as possible.
You will be skilled in completing comprehensive occupational performance assessments to assist the multi-disciplinary team in transitioning the whai ora back to the community. You will also work closely with whanau and care providers to offer interventions that enhance participation in daily living in the community and improve quality of life.
Clinical services are provided by a multi-disciplinary team which includes a Nurse Unit Manager, Charge Nurse, Nurse Educator, Registered Nurses, Psychiatrists, Registrar, House Officer, Psychologist, Social Worker, Physiotherapist, Social Worker and a Music Therapist.
Te Toka Tumai Auckland has an extensive and supportive occupational therapy mental health network. There is strong commitment to supporting professional development in line with professional requirements, alongside meeting clinical/professional supervision needs and offering career progression opportunities.
For further details, please refer to the position description here.
Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist with a minimum of 4 years mental health experience.
You will be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of NZ (with no condition on scope of practice) and hold a current valid APC.
This is an area of work that requires a highly proactive and enthusiastic person with excellent interpersonal skills to meet the challenges and opportunities of the practice setting. The role requires sound occupation-centred philosophy, commitment to teamwork and excellent organisational capability.
The role will also involve mentoring students, so you will also need the ability to lead and mentor.
For more information about this role please contact Andrew Tang, via ATang@adhb.govt.nz
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.
We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.
We are also an Accredited Employer with Immigration NZ (Please visit Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa for more information if you will be needing a Work Visa) . We can also provide relocation packages for successful candidates based overseas.
We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.
He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland. For more information on what we offer, please click here.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.
If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Suzanne Morgan - Recruitment Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 461 532 to discuss how we can best support your application.
|Location:||North Island - Auckland - Central Auckland|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Mental Health - Occupational Therapist|
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