Hand Therapist at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Meade Clinical Centre, Waikato Hospital
The details: Full-time Fixed term,12 months - 40 Hours per week to cover secondment
Join our great hand therapy team for the opportunity to work alongside our clients throughout their health journey
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We are looking for an experienced hand therapist (Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist), preferably with experience in providing care to clients with traumatic upper limb conditions. You will be based at the Meade Clinical Centre located on the Waikato Hospital campus, with the potential for visits to our rural hospitals in order to provide clinical input. Our organisation is a tertiary hospital trauma service, and as such has a wide range of complex injuries coming through our doors. We enjoy close proximity and working relationships with the plastics and orthopaedic surgeons and are looking for someone who understands the value of collaborative working.
Click here to view the Occupational Therapist position description.
Click here to view the Physiotherapist position description.
(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Te Whatu Ora - Waikato website.)
Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
Allied Health is a department of the Waikato District that 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. Their work includes people who are acutely unwell in hospital, or requiring rehabilitation for serious illness or injury, people who have chronic illness or disability and need to improve functional independence and quality of life. 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
Required skills & experience you will need to be considered for this role:
Registration and current annual practicing certificate (or in the process of obtaining) with either Te Poari Whakaora Ngangahau o Aotearoa or Te Poari Tiaki Tinana o Aotearoa (the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand or the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand)
Ideally, the applicant will also be a Registered or Associate Member of Hand Therapy New Zealand
An ability to live and lead the Waikato District values of Whakamana (Give and earn respect), Whakarongo (Listen to me; talk to me), Mauri Pai (Fair Play), Whakapakari (Growing the good), Kotahitanga (Stronger Together)
A commitment to achieving excellent clinical and business outcomes based on quality service delivery and outstanding and empathetic patients care
A sound grounding in upper limb anatomy, from finger-tip to cervical spine
Experience supervising student and junior practitioners, preferred but not essential
An ability to work autonomously completing comprehensive clinical assessments, as well as use adult teaching principles to engage health consumers
A strong team focus, and excellent communication and inter-personal skills
A full clean New Zealand drivers license
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.
Te Whatu Ora, Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
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.
For any queries about the role please contact Nicole.Rickard@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 30 March 2023
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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