Occupational Therapist / Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau (Te Whare Ra Uta)at Capital & Coast District Health Board (Wellington)
Capital & Coast District Health Board (Wellington)
Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua, NZ
5d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About the role

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist to join our multidisciplinary inpatient team. There is scope for full-time or part-time hours.

You will be working closely with our multidisciplinary community team and community based Occupational Therapist. We are looking for someone who has experience or interest in this speciality area or looking to develop their clinical experience.

You will be responsible for mentoring and providing direction for our Occupational Therapy Support Worker and supporting students on placement within the service.

You will have good access to peer support, clinical and professional supervision, training opportunities to support your ongoing professional development.

Mō tō mātou rōpū About our team

The Mental Health Service Older Persons (MHSOP) provides comprehensive assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services for whaiora presenting with mental health conditions in later life.

Whilst we are primarily a community based service we have a specialist 16 bed inpatient unit located on the Kenepuru campus.

We value teamwork and collaboration working closely with our mental health and geriatric colleagues, other hospital services, community based agencies and primary care to promote positive health outcomes for whaiora in our care and their whānau.

You will be joining a team who our passionate about working in this speciality and committed to delivering the best possible service.

Moū About you

You will have a minimum of 3 years experience as an Occupational Therapist, previous experience in mental health care is highly preferred and experience in cognitive and age related conditions would be desirable.

In addition we are seeking a candidate who has the following :

  • Excellent assessment, management, therapy and intervention skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Registration and current APC with Occupational Therapy Board NZ
  • Clinical experience in an inpatient setting
  • Experience in collaborative multidisciplinary / inter-professional practice
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport with tangata whaiora and whānau from diverse backgrounds
  • Current drivers licence
  • E pā ana ki a tatou About us

    Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including 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.

    The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

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