Occupational Therapist - Puna Taunaki/Whiti at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre, Waikato Hospital
The details: Fixed term until November 2024 – 80 hours per fortnight
He Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the Role
We are seeking a dynamic and suitably experienced Occupational Therapist (OT) to join Puna Taunaki and Puna Whiti- our forensic rehabilitation wards. This OT role is varied and includes working individually with tangata whaiora, undertaking assessments, group work / activities, education and providing support to the wider team and care partners.
Puna Taunaki is currently situated within the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre and has 10 beds, Puna Whiti consists of two standalone units with 5 beds between them. All three units are aligned, sharing the same resources and have a focus on developing skills to maximise independence and social inclusion
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E pā ana ki a tatou | About us
Mental Health and Addictions Services at Te Whatu Ora, Waikato delivers a full range of specialty services across the district. We are committed to making a difference with tāngata whai ora and their whānau through working in partnership to create kotahitanga. We believe in delivering services with a strong recovery focus and a sensitivity to cultural aspects of mental health through applying the Treaty of Waitangi principles into practice.
He Kōrero mōu | About You
You will be passionate and committed to providing tangata whaiora focused care.
You will work as an effective team member and demonstrate strong communication skills which is essential to this position.
You will need to be motivated to achieve great results
You will have a great sense of humour, and be able to demonstrate flexibility and creativity in your approach
You will have knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Ko o tatou painga | Our Benefits
A supportive and comprehensive orientation
Access to supervision
A strong supportive and collegial work environment
A range of training and educational opportunities
Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
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 Robyn.Payne@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 24 December 2023
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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