Occupational Therapist at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Child Development Centre, Waikato Hospital
The details: Fixed Term (12 months), 40 hours per week (1.0FTE)
- Be part of the national transformation in Health
- Are you passionate about tamariki with developmental disabilities and looking to make a positive difference in the lives of tamariki and their whanau?
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our team You will collaborate with clients and the team providing multidisciplinary assessments, acute inpatient assessment and intervention, equipment and housing assessments, and individual assessments and interventions.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
The Child Development Centre is a multi-disciplinary service that provides assessment and intervention for tamariki aged 0 – 16 years with developmental disabilities.
Our Allied Health department provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetic, Audiology & New Born Hearing screening, Social Work, and Psychology services. Staff within these professions are all involved in direct client care and work in a wide range of situations to improve the health and wellbeing of the people they work with. Allied Health staff work in partnership with individuals and their family/whanau to facilitate relationships and a smooth journey through the healthcare system.
Mōu | About you
This position would suit a clinician with experience in the area of child disability. We welcome applications from qualified occupational therapists who hold registration to practice with the OT Board of NZ. This position is to cover 12 x month parental leave commencing January 2023.
As the ideal person for this role, you will have the following skills and attributes:
- registration with the NZ Occupational Therapy Board
- hold a valid annual practicing certificate
- a full New Zealand licence and the ability to travel
- ability to work collaboratively with a range of professional groups in a multidisciplinary setting
- pro-active and can-do approach with the ability to be flexible and work autonomously as well as in a team.
What we can offer you:
- Meaningful support and orientation to your practice with robust opportunities for critical reflection on practice, including peer review and professional supervision
- On the job training with continuous improvement and development opportunities including a well-established in-service training programme
- A great team environment and supportive work culture
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
• Whakamana – Give and earn respect
• Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
• Mauri Pai – Fair play
• Whakapakari – Growing the good
• Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
Any questions please contact Debbie Gibson OT Manager 021969712
Closing date: 14 December 2022
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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