Critical Care Campaign: Speech & Language Therapy Educator at Te Whatu Ora, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Location: Central Region Te Whatu Ora Hospitals
Service: Central Region Critical Care Units
Contract: 0.4 FTE (part time), Fixed term 1 year contract
Salary: $87,999 - $104,108 pro rata
Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role
The Critical Care Expansion Programme has committed funding to support and increase Allied Professions workforce capacity and capability within critical care settings by funding Educators for Allied Professions within the Central Region.
This role could be based at any of the districts across the Central Region, but will be part of the wider allied professions educator team including a Coordinator, and 6-7 other profession specific educator roles. The educator role will develop skills and knowledge/capability frameworks for the Pharmacy roles that work in ICU/HDU or provide care for patients when transferred back to their home District. The educator roles will work as a team across the central region utilising both electronic and face to face methods of communication. There will be an expectation to travel when necessary. These will, at least initially, be fixed term roles for 1 year.
Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team
This is a new team that will be both part of allied professions clinically, but also liaise closely with both the nursing educator roles and the regional Speech & Language therapy staff working in critical care. The educator role will be intrinsic to supporting the culture and work ethic of the team, and the networking and partnering with the nursing educator roles, professional leader and team leaders for each profession. The AP educator team will work across the Central region, they may be based at any of the 6 hospital sites, but expected to support across all Speech & Language therapists working in critical care, and alongside the other allied professions, nurses and medical teams working in this service within the Central regions hospitals.
Moū – About you
You will be a highly skilled clinician holding a Speech & Language therapy Annual practicing certificate, with a minimum of 5 years' experience with knowledge of working in critical care. You will be someone who values evidence based practice and also leadership by example. You will be cognizant of the importance of equity for patients, whanau and for your team. You will not hold a specific clinical caseload, but will work alongside occupational therapists from a clinical coaching/mentoring perspective. Alongside your team, you may support education of the wider critical care clinical teams around what Speech & Language therapy brings to critical care and how that fits within the critical care service. You will have proven quality improvement skills and outstanding communication with a solid understanding of clinical education.
E pā ana ki a tatou – About us
Within the Central Region, critical care is provided at six major hospitals: Wellington Regional Hospital, Hutt Hospital, Wairarapa Hospital, Palmerston North Regional Hospital, Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers Memorial Hospital and Whanganui Hospital. Almost all tertiary services, including intensive care services, are provided by Wellington Regional Hospital; Hutt Hospital provides the regional plastic surgery service.
Here in the Te Whatu Ora Central Region 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 Central Region Districts 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
Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email ICUCentralJobs@ccdhb.org.nz and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.
Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora|
|Position type:||Fixed Term|
|Attachment:||SLT PD critical care educator CR.docx (Word, 186KB)
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