Community Occupational Therapist
Wakari Hospital, Dunedin
About the opportunity
Working within a collaborative and high performing team, Southern DHB offers a varied and rewarding role as a Community Occupational Therapist.
Our Community Occupational Therapists work within our interprofessional team to provide the highest quality of care to patients and whanau.
You will spend your clinical time with patients in the community or in their homes ensuring their safety and independence for longer.
We offer supervision and opportunities for ongoing professional development. Teaching and supervision of Occupational Therapist students, and participation in their continuing professional development is an expectation of this role.
We are looking for a resourceful and resilient person with excellent time management skills to prioritise and manage a busy case load.
This role ideally requires an experienced Occupational Therapist who is an accredited Enable assessor, working towards credentialing for complex housing modifications and wheeled mobility & postural management (levels 1 & 2).
In order to be successful in this position, you will also need to demonstrate the following :
Recent experience of working with the older adults in acute, rehabilitation or community settings is also advantageous.
If you bring a can do’ attitude and want to give your career the attention it deserves, we would love to hear from you!
About Southern DHB
Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area.
We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.
The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing, and outstanding recreational opportunities.
Whether it’s surfing, kayaking, or sailing; skiing, hunting, or fishing; theatre, live-music or art there’s literally something for everyone.