Occupational Therapist - Te Awakura - West Adult Inpatient
Canterbury District Health Board
Christchurch, NZ
15h ago

What we do

Te Awakura is a 64 bed adult acute inpatientunit that provides 24 hour care for consumers with mental illness. Our model ofcare focuses on integrated multidisciplinary teams, providing excellent carefor consumers in the least restrictive manner.

There are four wards that formTe Awakura : North, East, South and West.

Providing services to consumers in WestChristchurch, the West Inpatient unit, comprising of 16 beds, works closelywith our outpatient team and other community services.

We are made up ofpassionate clinicians who work in the patients’ best interests at all times. Wehave a supportive team culture and encourage opportunities for growth anddevelopment.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join us on a full-time permanent basis.

The Role : Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for :

  • Working with patients to enable optimum safety and function during this phase of their recovery;
  • Working with patients from diverse social and cultural backgrounds and bring your enthusiasm and passion to achieve the best outcome for your patients.
  • Your skills will include :

  • A positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work;
  • You will have excellent interpersonal, organisational and time management skills;
  • As an effective communicator you will have a positive, engaging and solution focussed attitude to your work;
  • NZ Registered Occupational Therapist with current Annual Practicing Certificate (essential);
  • Mental health experience is preferred.
  • Our Culture : What matters to us

    Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

    Putting people at the heart of all we do

    Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important aroundhere is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken fordelivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

    Belonging Here : Becoming part of our story

    Beingpart of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantasticbenefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoingfocus on your career development.

    TheCanterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure wedeliver the best care for our diverse population.

    The Canterbury DHB is aninclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respectseveryone.

    Ifthis role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then pleasevisit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit yourexpertise.

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