Occupational Therapist
Southern District Health Board (Invercargill/Dunedin)
6d ago
source : Kiwi Health Jobs

Occupational Therapist - Community Rehabilitation Services


  • 1.0FTE (40 hours per week)
  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Monday to Friday
  • About the team

    Working in a dynamic and evolving interdisciplinary team, you will be part of a supportive team, planning and providing rehabilitation to our diverse patients in an inpatient setting or in the patient's home.

    We take pride in supporting our staff to grow and we enable ongoing professional development including regular team in-services, staff mentoring and peer review and access to course and conference funding.

    We support student education throughout clinical placements.

    You'll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and expertise in rehabilitation with medical, orthopaedic and neurological conditions including stroke.

    You will also have the opportunity to support, teach and up skill students.

    About you

    As an experienced occupational therapist, you will have a range of experience that includes working in a rehabilitation setting with patients with stroke, TBI and other neurological conditions.

    Experience with orthopaedic conditions is also an advantage. You demonstrate a strong understanding of optimising patient outcomes and facilitating effective discharge planning, using a patient centred and evidence-based approach to goal setting and intervention.

    In addition you will have enthusiasm and a willingness to commit to our team and patients. You will be expected to be active in service quality initiatives, therefore be proactive, innovative and have a quality driven leadership approach.

    For this permanent role covering the service, you will need to be a New Zealand registered occupational therapist with a current annual practising certificate.

    Why Southern

    At the very top of the list of reasons to join us at Southern DHB is the lifestyle. We're home to the most beautiful landscapes in NZ, if it's the great outdoors that presses your buttons.

    And we're within easy reach of the likes of Queenstown if it's adrenalin you seek. It's all here - the opportunity to create a fantastic work / life balance is waiting for you!

    The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing, minimal traffic and friendly locals, but with the same sporting and cultural activities you'd find anywhere else.

    Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone.

    Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

    Closing Date : Wednesday, 15 December 2021

    Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

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