Occupational Therapist - Community ORA
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Location: Kapiti Health Centre
Service: Kapiti Older Adult, Rehabilitation and Allied Health Services
Contract: Permanent, Part-time (0.8 FTE)
Salary: MECA - PSA Allied Health and Public Health Scale
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
This opportunity is for an Occupational Therapist to join the Older Adult, Rehabilitation and Allied Health Community Teams (ORA). This position is 0.8 FTE or three days per week.
The Community ORA Team works with clients and their whanau who live in the Kapiti and Porirua area. This role sits amongst the two community teams working within our multidisciplinary team delivering occupational therapy assessments and interventions so patients can maintain function and wellness at home. This role is mainly therapies focused however you will work alongside a team of talented and energetic occupational therapists delivering both care under a therapies and rehabilitation contract. Our main client groups are older adults and patients with a rehabilitation focus. The region we work in is multi-cultural and as a team we are working to better service the needs of our Māori and Pacific Island communities.
Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team
You will be part of the wider ORA Community Team of Allied health, Nursing and Medical colleagues. Collegial support with experienced clinicians is available and opportunities to collaborate is encouraged to improve patient outcomes. The team works with people 16 years and above with a range of physical disabilities, and age related or long term conditions to support their independence.
Moū - About you
This role would be the right fit for an Occupational Therapist with several years working in a general health setting. However we will consider applications from registered occupational therapists with less experience. Experience working alongside patients and whanau to understand their goals and needs, and an understanding of Dementia and Parkinsons Disease is a strong advantage. Familiarity with pressure cares, adaptive and compensatory equipment and home based assessments is valuable. Evidence based practice is at the heart of our service, so a commitment to keeping up-to-date on research and an interest in quality improvement activities would be an advantage. On the job training will be provided from our skilled and supportive team.
This role would suit a candidate with strong communication and organizational skills as well as an ability to build relationships and work well with clients, their whanau, colleagues in primary care, as well as other health service providers.
You will need:
- New Zealand Occupational Therapist registration
- Current APC
- A clear understanding of the health needs of our Māori and Pacific Island communities
- Be able to undertake comprehensive occupational therapist assessments, and work collaboratively with others to provide integrated care.
- Working visa/NZ residence (as appropriate)
E pā ana ki a tatou - About us
Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District 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.
Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.
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Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply
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Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed
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