Occupational Therapist, 1.0 FTE at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Tairāwhiti, Gisborne
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
- Exciting opportunity to replace a full time member of staff within our Occupational Therapy team comprised of inpatient and community settings.
- Work in sunny Gisborne (proud to be the first city to see the sunrise). Amazing beaches, walks, art, food and culture.
- Bring your Occupational Therapy skills to be part of a supportive, diverse team.
About the position
This post is for a permanent, full time Occupational Therapist to work across the inpatient and community team with opportunities for a rotational position.
We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, welcoming, and incredibly supportive atmosphere. We have a strong commitment to regular supervision (formal and informal), peer supervision and professional development with a variety of training opportunities to facilitate your learning needs.
We are patient-focused, utilise the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement to drive our process, and measures our patient outcomes. We use an evidenced based approach in our assessments and interventions and we are quality driven. We work in an inter-disciplinary environment promoting independence, health and well-being for the people of our community.
We are looking for someone (ideally with experience) to work across the orthopaedic, medical, paediatric, rehabilitation and surgical wards. The ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn about wheelchair and seating assessments, pressure care intervention, cognitive assessments and housing modification assessments. With additional benefits:
- Free onsite parking
- Relocation assistance available if you need to relocate to Gisborne
The remuneration range for this role is $ 59035 to $ 85992 and is covered by the collective agreement: PSA Allied MECA Allied, Public Health & Technical
Position Description | Occupational Therapist
Moū - About you
Successful applicants must be registered with the OT Board of New Zealand and hold a current practising certificate. They must also hold a current, clean and full driver’s licence (ability to drive a manual is desirable but not essential)
Desirable skills to bring would include:
- Self-sufficient, organised, good communicator, motivated, takes initiatives.
- Enjoys working with people of all ages and different professions.
- Has the ability to think on their feet, work at times in a quick-paced environment.
- Can effectively problem solve and think laterally.
- Hard working, inquisitive, open to all learning opportunities.
- Accountable and has good time management skills.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Situated on the eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, Gisborne “Tairāwhiti” – “The light shines on the water” is the first city in the world to see the rising sun of the new day. Our region offers vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands, with significant historical landmarks, natural wonders and a deep connection to Māori culture. We enjoy a pleasant climate, short commutes and a relaxed approach that creates a work-life offering that is enviable to most that are not yet here. Our lifestyle is about time.
Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti works to increase collaboration, strengthen leadership and accountability, and improve equity of access and outcomes across the health service. We’re shifting the emphasis towards primary and community care allowing more people to be cared for close to home, and take a greater role in their own health and wellbeing.
Our values form the acronym WAKA. They reflect our voyaging heritage, guiding us on our journey to create a healthier Tairāwhiti by working together.
Whakarangatira/enrich - Enriching the health of our community by doing our very best.
Awhi/support - Supporting our tūroro/patients their whānau/families, our community partners and each other.
Kotahitanga/togetherness - Together we can achieve more.
Aroha/compassion - Empathy, we care for people and people want to be cared for by us.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
To complete and application please use the “apply now” link provided which will redirect you through our online career's portal. For successful applicants our mandatory process includes police vetting and health screening.
Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.
It is desirable that new employees of Te Whatu Ora are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Immigration NZ has introduced an Accredited Employer Work Visa scheme. For some positions this includes a clear pathway to residency. Successful candidates offered a position with us who require a work visa, will provide support with their Visa application. This booklet provides information on settling in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa.
If this sounds like you, we welcome your application, and ask you to contact Jordana Sweeney, Clinical Leader Occupational Therapy, on (06) 869-0500 ext 8094 or email Jordana.firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Tairāwhiti|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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