Occupational Therapists - Burwood Hospital at Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch), Christchurch
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Multiple opportunities exist for a number of roles at Burwood Hospital - these roles include
- Orthopaedics - in both arranged surgical , trauma , rehabilitation and preadmission - there are permanent roles available for both full time ( 40 hours ) and part time work ( 16 -20 hours ) per week.
- Mental Health - Permanent - an opportunity now exists for a staff member to join our team with in the Burwood day clinic and /or within the inpatient wards within this specialist service- 20 hours per week
- Pain management - Permanent , 20 hours per week.
Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board NZ is essential
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 New Zealanders 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
Opportunities now exist for Occupational Therapist/s to work within the inpatient-s services at Burwood Hospital
In these roles you will work with patients to enable optimum safety and function during this phase of their recovery.
You-ll work with clients from diverse social and
cultural backgrounds and need to bring your holistic skills, enthusiasm and
passion to achieve the best outcome for your patients.
You will need to demonstrate your excellent communication skills and build rapport with patients and their whanau.
Burwood Hospital offers the opportunity to be part of both the ward team and the wider Occupational Therapy Department and take the opportunities to access professional development through, in-service training and clinical supervision.
The Role: Where you fit in
Orthopaedics - ( Part time and full time ) this is an appointment to assess and rehabilitate people that have elected to have a surgical procedure and require rehabilitation to reach a maximum level of independence. As part of the Orthopaedic service there is a role also within preadmission work , acute trauma , and post discharge visits . This role would suit those early into their practice who want to enhance their rehabilitation and develop skills in complex discharge planning.
Mental Health ( part time ) - a suitability experienced Occupational Therapist is for now being recruited the Burwood Day clinic , which support people to remain well in their home and community . The Day programme is supported by a multi-disciplinary team to enable people to maintain their mental health, completing assessments and treatment to support them and their whanau
Pain Management ( part time) - Providing an interdisciplinary approach that is tailored to meet the complex needs of individuals with chronic pain. The aim is to restore functional ability and enable individuals to live as independently as possible despite their pain. Pain Management involves learning different ways of thinking and acting so that pain interferes less with life. A self-management approach requires an individual to play an active role in their pain management and emphasises an improvement in quality of life and function, rather than a cure.
In these roles, you will be responsible for:
- Undertaking Occupational Therapy assessments and developing and implementing treatment plans, considered within a holistic approach;
- Providing education and resource, where appropriate, to the client and their family/whanau, as well as the wider team;
- Prioritising, organising and managing a case load while allocating time appropriately;
- Engaging in service delivery reviews and associated quality improvement initiatives;
Your skills will include:
- Comprehensive clinical assessment and problem-solving skills,
- Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively, to develop positive interpersonal relationships, and work flexibly within the team, with a team player attitude
- Excellent skills working within teams and maintaining relationships with service providers in the community;
- 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
- A positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work
- Enable NZ Equipment accreditation or willingness to obtain;
- Registration with the NZ Occupational Therapy Board and current Annual Practicing Certificate (or eligibility to obtain);
- As local travel is required, a full driver-s license is essential.
Our Culture: What matters to us
Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata
Putting people at the heart of all we do
Health is ultimately all about people. What-s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.
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.
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.
Apply online, or contact us on careers @cdhb.health.nz
Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch)|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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