Community Occupational Therapist
Southern Health
Dunedin, Otago
6d ago

Community Occupational Therapist

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

  • Permanent, full-time opportunities (40 hours per week)
  • Limitless potential for career advancement and growth!
  • Have the coast on your front doorstep!
  • 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.

    About you

    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 :

  • Experienced in facilitating and prescribing complex adaptive equipment or environmental adaptations, provision of wheelchairs and or seating requirements for patients.
  • Advanced comprehensive clinical assessment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within the inter professional team
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals, both within the in-patient services and in the community setting
  • Hold a full clean driver licence, be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand, and hold a current annual practising certificate.
  • 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.

    Why Dunedin?

    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.

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