Allied Health Assistant / Kaiāwhina Taurimatanga Hauora Kōtui (AWHI)
Capital & Coast District Health Board
Kenepuru Hospital, New Zealand
1d ago

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location : Wellington and Kenepuru Hospitals

Contract : Permanent, Full time

Salary : $42,569 - $53,214

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are expanding Advancing Wellness at Home Initiative (AWHI) which is CCDHB’s Early Supported Discharge service therefore we have an exciting opportunity to add to our Allied Health Assistant / Kaiawhina Hauora roles.

Kaiawhina Hauora in AWHI deliver delegated activities in an inter-professional model to deliver reablement and promote self-management of health for the people we work with in their own home.

The main focus of AWHI is to support people’s reablement or maintain functional levels, for those on a declining health journey, after a hospital admission.

We identify and effectively support people’s needs on discharge from hospital and facilitate that to happen as early as possible providing system benefits to wider hospital flow.

AWHI works with people in their own home immediately after discharge from either of our 2 hospital sites that have been medically unwell, sustained a significant injury or had a Stroke.

The team is split over 2 bases, Ewart at Wellington Hospital site for the southern base and Kenepuru Hospital for the northern base, due to expansion we currently have roles at both sites.

The 2 parts of the team cover all of CCDHB’s catchment area between them, Seatoun up to Peka Peka but each team member has an identified base.

The service operates extended hours 8-6 and 6 days a week to facilitate discharge from Wellington Hospital.

You will be joining a friendly, fun and enthusiastic team from a mix of professional groups. We offer on-going professional development opportunities including inter-professional support and training with the team of approximately 24 FTE around you and clinical supervision.

Cultural professional supervision is available from Māori and Pacific Health teams.

We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the right skills and experience who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori and Pacific Peoples communities.

If you are passionate about being the best you can be, thrive on working in a team setting and are ready to expand your practice further then we’d love to hear from you.

DUTIES

  • Complete delegated activities aimed at promoting wellness and return to function with patients in their own home and community settings
  • Deliver and set up equipment in patients home
  • Supporting hospital flow though timely intervention
  • SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience of working within the health care setting
  • Hold a National Certificate in Community Support (level 3) Core Competencies or National Certificate in Health, Disability and Aged Support (level 3) (Health Assistants Rehabilitation Assistance or Health Assistance strand) or equivalent or willingness to complete one of these qualifications
  • A clear understanding of the health needs of our Māori and Pacific Island communities
  • Demonstrates ability to build rapport with patient and whānau from all backgrounds
  • Flexible approach to working in a high turnover, fast paced environment
  • ABOUT OUR ORGANISATION

    Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region.

    CCDHB operates two hospitals Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

    The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services.

    The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

    Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions.

    A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

    CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

    CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

    Applications close on 20 June 2021. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email Philip.

    Adamson ccdhb.org.nz and please indicate the vacancy number (AH109-21) and job title in the subject line.

    Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

    By joining together we will succeed

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