Occupational Therapist - ICU and Wards at Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch), Christchurch
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Permanent 0.9FTE position availablefor an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our team working in ICU and also supporting the Christchurch Hospital wards
- NZ Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board and Annual Practicing Certificate is essential
- Provide Occupational Therapy assessment and therapeutic interventions to work with people in the ICU. As well as supporting occupational therapy on other wards.
Our purpose: Why we do it
When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.
The Team: What we do
We have an exciting new opportunity to join the supportive Occupational Therapy team at Christchurch Hospital. We are looking for a suitably experienced NZ Registered Occupational Therapist to join us on a permanent basis working within the ICU area (0.5 FE) and to also support occupational therapy working on other wards (0.4 FTE). You will have a minimum of 2 years relevant clinical experience with sound clinical skills in Neurology and rehabilitation.
As an Occupational Therapist in our team, you ll provide assessment and therapeutic interventions within the ICU of the Christchurch Hospital Campus. This is new resource and you will be involved in developing the Occupational Therapy role within this area alongside your Occupational Therapy colleagues. You will also have the opportunity to pick up regular casual work across the Christchurch Hospital campus.
The Role: Where you fit in;
In this role, you will be responsible for:
- Working with patients In ICU to deliver specific occupational therapy intervention focusing on: Head injury assessment and cognitive rehabilitation, physical assessment and rehab interventions (Splinting, ADL rehab, positioning and postural management), Environmental interventions (Assistive technology, positioning and pressure relief, communication), Goal setting, Education to whānau and friends and IDT colleagues
- Working with patients from diverse social and cultural backgrounds and working collaboratively with whanau, the wider multidisciplinary team to ensure the best outcomes;
- Identifying and contributing towards service improvement initiatives.
- Being involved in transfer and discharge planning.
- Mentoring and supervision of other colleagues within the wider Occupational Therapy service
- As part of the team you will also contribute to the weekend roster at Christchurch Hospital
Your skills will include:
- Comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills, including neurological and physical rehab
- Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively, to develop positive interpersonal relationships, and work flexibly within the inter-disciplinary team, with a team player attitude
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to liaise effectively with health professionals both within the in-patient services and in the community
- Strong clinical reasoning skills and use of evidence informed practice
- Effective time management and organisational skills
- Strong prioritisation skills and experience with complex discharge planning
- Registration with the NZ Occupational Therapy Board and current Annual Practicing Certificate (or eligibility to obtain);
- A positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work;
This role is a permanent role (36 hours per week). It is also expected that you will contribute to the weekend roster.
Our Culture: What matters to us
The Canterbury DHB is committed to being an excellent and caring funder / provider of health and hospital services. Integral to the achieving our vision, goals and objectives of the DHB are the values of the organisation:
Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story
Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.
The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.
If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.
If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.
Contact us on email@example.com or contact the hiring manager Bronwyn Suzana directly on Bronwyn.Suzana@cdhb.health.nz for more information.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch)|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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