Occupational Therapist - General Medical Wards & Stroke Assessment at Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch), Christchurch
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- A NEW Permanent 1.0FTE position is available from May 2022 for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our team working in the General Medicine Cluster with a focus on stroke assessment
- NZ Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board and Annual Practicing Certificate is essential
- Provide Occupational Therapy assessment and therapeutic interventions to work with people presenting acutely within Christchurch Hospital
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 General medical wards. It will include a focus on stroke assessment. You will have a minimum of 2 years relevant clinical experience with sound clinical skills in Stroke assessment.
As an Occupational Therapist in our team, you-ll provide assessment and therapeutic interventions within this area of the Christchurch Hospital Campus, alongside your Occupational Therapy colleagues.
The Role: Where you fit in;
In this role, you will be responsible for:
- Working with patients in the General medicine cluster to deliver specific occupational therapy intervention. You will also be providing sound stroke assessment within these wards and making recommendations on intervention needs for people.
- 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 stroke, cognitive 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 (40 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:
- Care and respect for others - Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata.
- Integrity in all we do - Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono.
- Responsibility for outcomes - Te Takohanga i ngā hua
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.
Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Otherwise feel free to contact the hiring manager directly for any questions regarding this position: Bronwyn Suzana, Bronwyn.Suzana@cdhb.health.nz (027 433 0950).
The Future of the Health Industry
The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.
Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch)|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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