Advanced Clinician Occupational Therapist for ICU (Part Time) Acute Allied Health, Te Whatu Ora
at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Counties Manukau, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Remuneration as per the PSA Allied Health MECA guidelines (step 11 – 14)
We are looking for a registered Occupational Therapist with more than 9 years recent experience to join us for a new exciting occupational therapy role based in the expanding intensive care unit based at Middlemore Hospital.
The successful applicant will have experience in an acute medical, surgical and orthopaedic ward or specialist critical care service. Proven ability to pro-actively manage a fast-paced and dynamic workload is required.
This role is to address the occupational and functional needs of the patients during acute hospital admission. It includes modelling best practice and actively promoting the occupational therapy role with the inter-professional team. Skills such as manual handling, wheelchair and seating assessment and assessment and implementation of cognitive therapies will be required.
In addition, we require the applicant to have experience and be eligible to provide supervision to occupational therapists, rehabilitation assistants and occupational therapy students. Other responsibilities include leading quality and service improvements.
We offer funding for professional development opportunities; including the opportunity, where appropriate, to take part in exciting quality improvement and clinical leadership initiatives. In addition, you will have regular supervision and support to continue to develop your knowledge and skills.
Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand
Hold a current annual practising certificate
Diploma of Occupational Therapy, or Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, or Bachelor of Health Science (Occ Therapy), or overseas equivalent
Minimum 9 years post qualification experience (experience in critical care unit would be an advantage)
Supervisory experience with students and staff
Full, clean New Zealand drivers’ licence
What's in it for you?
A great learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
Fantastic culture and team environment
Annual practicing certificate is refunded
Discounted services as part of our work perks
Please apply online by clicking on the Apply Now button.
To review the position description please click here. For more information please contact Natasha Jones on Natasha.Jones@middlemore.co.nz or Amy Lin in the Recruitment Centre on Amy.Lin@middlemore.co.nz.
Job Number: CMH202311280
Applications Close: 13 June 2023
This position requires any worker to be vaccinated for vaccine preventable diseases including Covid-19
At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community. To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities. We are also committed to our Disability Strategy, which focuses on people with disabilities; they are our patients, whaanau, community and our staff - all carefully considered in our action plan. Together we will improve the accessibility needs for everyone who has a disability. Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind –Manaakitanga, Together –Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga. If these are your values too, then join us today.