Social Worker, Older Patient & Rehabilitation at Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton), Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital
The details: 3 x Permanent 64 hours per fortnight (0.8 FTE)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for 3 x qualified practitioners to join the social work team at Waikato Hospital.
About the service:
Our Social Work team covers the Emergency Department, Critical Care, Medicine, Surgery, Women's Health, Paediatrics, Older Persons & Rehabilitation, Renal and Oncology. Although our team works within a range of health services in hospital and community-based settings throughout the Waikato district, they report professionally to a manager within our Allied Health Service.
About the roles:
• Older Persons & Rehabilitation (OPR) Service
The Older Persons and Rehabilitation Service provides general assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for people 65 years plus or those close in age, interests and characteristics; orthopaedic rehabilitation for people with significant fractures; intensive rehabilitation for people 16 years plus who meet set criteria; acute care for patients with stroke and those stroke patients requiring assessment, treatment and rehabilitation; Geriatrician specialist assessment and treatment for patients referred by a hospital doctor or general practitioner; and specialist-led clinics that take a multidisciplinary approach to address issues and conditions of older patients referred by general practitioners or hospital services. Social workers are an important part of the multi-disciplinary team, working directly with clients/whānau and closely with other health specialists.
• Emergency Department (ED)
The Emergency Department at Waikato Hospital provides 24/7 emergency care and is the trauma centre for Te Manawa Taki region. The Emergency Department is a dynamic team environment requiring a broad skillset to manage varied and evolving presentations. Social workers are an important part of the multi-disciplinary team, working directly with clients/whānau and closely with other health specialists. Social work services are provided 7 days per week from 07:00 – 23:00. Social workers in this area can be called upon to cover service exigencies/needs of the larger critical care space including ICU/ HDU as well as W18/ AMU.
• Regional Renal Centre
The Regional Renal Service provides speciality services for people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) including peritoneal dialysis (PD), haemodialysis (HD), home therapies, transplant and conservative care. These speciality services are provided in inpatient, outpatient (clinic) and community settings. The Regional Renal Service is based at Waikato Hospital and provides services across Te Manawa Taki region to support Bay of Plenty, Lakes and Hauora Tairawhiti District Health Boards, with satellite centres in Tauranga, Rotorua, Whakatane and Gisborne. Social workers are an important part of the multi-disciplinary team, working directly with clients/whānau and closely with other health specialists.
Required skills & experience:
We welcome applications from qualified social workers who are registered with the Social Workers Registration Board of New Zealand and hold a current drivers licence.
To apply you will need the following competencies:
• psycho-social assessment and intervention
• intimate partner violence screening, assessment and intervention
• child protection and vulnerable adult assessment and intervention
• individual and family counselling skills
• therapeutic social work
• a commitment to bicultural practice
• knowledge of the emotional and social impacts of changing health status.
• experience in service development
• ability to navigate access to a wide variety of resources and support services
• case management skills
• Future social work service delivery hours may be extended, therefore the successful applicant will need to be available for rostered on-call weekend work.
A wide range of education, training and learning opportunities are offered to our allied health staff, for more information click here.
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The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment. Why us: The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. You can read about our vision, strategy and values here.
We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
If you have a preference for a particular service area based on your experience and skillsets, you may wish to clearly indicate that on your application.
For any queries about the role please contact Elysia Koretz in the Recruitment Team at email@example.com
Application closing date: 7 December 2021
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton)|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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