Occupational Therapist / Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau (Acute Neurology) at Capital & Coast District Health Board (Wellington), Wellington Hospital
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
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Location: Wellington Hospital
Service: Older Adults, rehabilitation and Allied Health (ORA)
Contract: Permanent, Part or Full Time: 32 40 hours per week (0.8 1FTE)
Mō tō mātou rōpū About our team
Our team is currently made up of 11 Occupational Therapist 5 team members make up the rotational group. We work in the acute setting assessing and treating patients to contribute to successful discharges and acute hospital flow. We are part of a wider ORA team that has 53 Occupational therapists working across community, outpatients and rehabilitation settings.
Kōrero mō te tūranga About the role
We are looking for a senior Occupational Therapist to work in our regional hospital on the acute neurology wards in Wellington NZ. This opportunity rarely presents itself so if you are an experienced clinician who is energetic, efficient and is motivated to join our friendly and innovative Wellington Occupational Therapy team / Whakaora Ngangahau, Whānau o Te Whanganui-a-Tara, this could be the job for you.
We are interested to hear from Occupational Therapist with a passion for working with people who have been admitted to hospital with a variety of neurological conditions including stroke, brain tumor, head injury and hypoxic brain injury. You will work with a dedicated team to rapidly assess and plan treatment using an inter-professional, and best practice approach. You will work with the early supported discharge team (AWHI) to identify people who can receive intervention at home as per stroke guidelines. Hospital experience in the acute setting would be an advantage.
The emphasis of this role is on timely and high quality Occupational Therapy input, as part of a MDT approach to delivery of care. The ability to assess and contribute to rapid decision making and discharge planning as part of a team, is crucial for this role. This position contributes to mentorship of junior Occupational Therapist and delegates work to Allied Health Assistants. To work effectively in this role you must have strong clinical skills and be able to identify and develop the service through quality projects. You will be part of a wider team of Occupational Therapists working to ensure the smooth delivery of inpatient acute services at Wellington Hospital.
You would be expected to cover into other areas as needed and be part of the Saturday cover roster.
You will be well supported by a friendly, fun and enthusiastic team, with leadership from dedicated Team Leaders and highly skilled and experienced Occupational Therapists. We offer on-going professional development and formal supervision. Cultural professional supervision is available from Māori and Pacific Health teams.
Moū About you
- 3 or more years experience
- Registration and current APC with Occupational Therapy Board NZ
- Recent clinical experience in inpatient Occupational Therapy provision
- A clear understanding of the health needs of our Māori and Pacific Island communities
- Demonstrates ability to build rapport with patient and whānau from all backgrounds
- Capable of working in a high turnover, fast paced environment.
- NZ drivers licence is preferable
- Assessment, management and intervention of occupational performance issues
- Support the wider Occupational Therapy team as clinical demand dictates
- Mentor and support rotational Occupational Therapists as required.
- Clinically supervise undergraduate Occupational Therapy students
- Active involvement in the development of the Occupational Therapy service
- Weekend cover roster (approx. once every 8 weeks for up to 4 hours)
E pā ana ki a tatou About us
Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) 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 2DHBs are pro-equity Health Organisations, 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 Philip.Adamson@ccdhb.org.nz and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH300-21) in the subject line.
Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process until advertising closes on 12 December 2021.
Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Capital & Coast District Health Board (Wellington)|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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