New graduate Occupational Therapist at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Toka Tumai Auckland, Auckland
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Full-time New Graduate positions are open to Occupational Therapists entering their first or second year of practice (Open to OT's graduating end of 2023).
- Diverse Community setting
- Visa and Relocation support are on offer for suitable candidates
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunities – to meet your stage of career/experience!
Don’t miss this exciting and unique opportunity to join our Community Occupational Therapy New Graduate Programme.
These positions form part of a locality-based team of 12 Occupational Therapists and are based across Pt Chevalier Clinical Centre and/or Greenlane Clinical Centre.
The Community Allied Health Team is a large multidisciplinary service for adults who have physical health and disability needs and live in the Central Auckland region. Our Occupational Therapists are committed to the holistic delivery of health services by providing integrated care that is coordinated around the client and their needs. This is a rewarding role enabling people to achieve their goals, participate in and perform their occupations of choice, and live well in the community. You will have the opportunity to develop valuable professional and clinical skills in assessing peoples’ occupational strengths and barriers, improving mobility and abilities in daily living, and adapting environments through housing modifications to improve quality of life. You’ll enjoy working within a dynamic and supportive environment with access to a fantastic New Graduate package including the following:
- Intensive support from a Clinical Educator dedicated to supporting the new graduate positions
- Reduced caseload in the first year of practice to allow additional time for professional development
- Phased caseload allocation
- Structured education plan including weekly coaching and educational opportunities with the Clinical Educator
- Fully funded Post-Graduate Certificate in Health Science commencing in year two (optional)
- Up to 5 days of paid education course leave in year one
- Up to 8 days of paid education course leave per year if commencing Post-Graduate study in year two
- Support to obtain Complex Housing accreditation
- Support to obtain Wheeled Mobility and Postural Management Level 1 (WMPM L1) accreditation
- Reimbursement of your annual practising certificate
- Access to a pool vehicle for home visits
- Meaningful support and orientation to your practice contexts with robust opportunities for critical reflection on practice, including peer review and professional supervision
- Opportunity to access funding for external professional development
- A great team environment and supportive work culture
This role will also see you contributing to the service by:
- Working with adult clients in the community with physical disabilities and personal health needs
- Conducting visits to clients in their own homes, with flexibility for some work to be conducted via telehealth where clinically indicated
- Managing a clinical caseload providing comprehensive and evidence-based care
- Assisting clients/family/whānau to identify and achieve their goals
- Contributing collaboratively to our multidisciplinary team including Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Speech Language Therapy, Social Work and Medical colleagues
- Demonstrating culturally safe practice that encompasses a diverse range of beliefs, values and practices
Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills
- A new graduate entering their first or second year of practice.
- Either have or be eligible for, New Zealand registration as an Occupational Therapist (and APC)
- Clean, full New Zealand driver’s licence
- Ability to work collaboratively with a range of professional groups in a multidisciplinary bicultural environment
- Effective time management, prioritisation and organisation skills
- A flexible, proactive approach with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
For more information about this role please contact John Davison (Community Rehabilitation Service Lead) at Jdavison@adhb.govt.nz
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.
We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.
We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to have a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieve equitable outcomes for all.
He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here
We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai | Auckland.
For more information on what we offer, please click here
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The remuneration for this position is covered by a collective agreement (PSA Allied, Public Health Scientific Technical MECA)
Salary Range: Step 1 $58,513 to Step 2 $63,135
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
APPLY NOW!!! We are screening applications as they come in and may close this vacancy as soon as we have a pool of highly qualified suitable candidates.
To apply please click on the ‘Apply’ tab below and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter.
If you have any queries about accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Vaidehi Sharma - Recruitment Consultant at Vaidehis@adhb.govt.nz quoting ref #ADHB19252 to discuss how we can best support your application.
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Toka Tumai Auckland|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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