Occupational Therapist - Wheelchairs and Seating Therapist at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Whanganui, Manawatu / Whanganui
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Occupational Therapist - Wheelchairs and Seating Therapist
Te Whatu Ora - Whanganui Hospital
Permanent, part time (20 hours per week)
Te Whatu Ora Whanganui is committed to increase the diversity of our workforce, and actively focus on employing and building a sustainable Māori workforce which supports our pro-equity commitment.
Ngā Uarātanga | Our Values
- Aroha - The value of love, respect and empathy, demonstrating compassionate and non-judgemental relationships.
- Kōtahitanga - The value of unity and vision sharing where we demonstrate trust and collaboration.
- Manaakitanga - The value of respect, support and caring where we demonstrate doing our very best for others.
- Tino Rangatiratanga - The value of self-determination where we empower individual/whānau choice.
Ko te kaupapa | About the role
We are seeking a qualified and experienced Occupational Therapist to work in our Occupational Therapy Wheelchair and Seating service. This role is across our adult and child development services. It is a mix of outpatient and community-based working with clients requiring Level 2 Wheelchair and Seating Assessments. This role is ideal for an experienced Occupational Therapist, with experience in Wheelchairs and seating, however if there is someone interested in learning and achieving the enable credentialling, then we are very willing to invest and develop someone into the role.
Our team work closely together to deliver the best outcome for the people in our community. This job requires working closely with other Occupational Therapists, Allied Health Therapy Assistants and Physiotherapy. Excellent time management, adaptability and communication skills are essential for this role.
Ko koe tēnei | About you
- able to demonstrate that you are registered with a New Zealand Health Authority and that your scope of practice enables you to undertake the duties of this position (either nursing or allied health)
- understands the dynamics of family harm
- ability to build rapport quickly; networking to maintain and develop effective working relationships
- outstanding people and relationship skills
- builds a logical approach to address problems or opportunities or manage the situation at hand by drawing on own knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary
- demonstrates an open-minded approach to understanding people regardless of their gender, age, race, national origin, religion, ethnicity, disability status, or other characteristics; treats all people fairly and consistently; effectively works with people from diverse backgrounds by treating them with dignity and respect
- commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and Whānau Ora principles
- good knowledge of the health sector will be advantageous
Ngā hua o te Mahi i Te Pōari o Whanganui | Working at Te Whatu Ora Whanganui
- Opportunity to further strengthen your clinical skills
- You will be working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team providing excellent services to patients and whānau
Ko wai mātou | Who are we
Our vision is He Hāpori Ora - Thriving Communities, with our mission being 'to improve health and independence through a responsive and integrated health system'. We ensure health care places people and their whānau at the centre of everything we do with and for them. We support and empower individuals and whānau to determine their own wellbeing and are committed to working in authentic partnership with other health care providers, iwi, government, social and community agencies to build strong, resilient, connected people and whānau.
Whanganui is a great little progressive city with a friendly chilled vibe. Great café culture, schools and sporting opportunities with some of the best all year-round weather in the country. The rugged west coast beaches on your doorstep allow for all year surfing, fishing or just walking for miles. Skiing and hiking on mount Ruapehu just an hour up the road, Whanganui has all your bases covered for a family friendly lifestyle.
Whanganui's reputation for having some of the best value-for-money housing in New Zealand is another big-plus for many people settling in the city. With most suburbs only 15 minutes from the central business district or Whanganui Hospital residents don't have to compromise on location to make the most of their leisure time or afford a better property.
Check out www.discoverwhanganui.nz/visit/ to see what your new home could look like.
Me pēhea te tono | How to apply
For more information, please contact Kim Craddock, Recruitment Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or (06) 348 8911
Please click, APPLY NOW to apply for this role, please include a CV and cover letter and review your application to ensure all of your attachments have been succesfully uploaded.
Rā Katinga | Applications close
Applications close: 29 September 2023
This job closes on 29 September 2023. However, since we would like our preferred candidate to commence employment as early as possible, we may close this vacancy earlier if we found a suitable candidate for this position. Therefore, please do not wait until the closing date to apply for this role.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Whanganui|
|Location:||Manawatu / Whanganui|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
|Attachment:||Occupational Therapist PD - Wheelchair and Seating September 2023.pdf (PDF, 449KB)
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