Occupational Therapist - Rotator
Bay of Plenty District Health Board
Tauranga, NZ
1d ago

Occupational Therapist - Rotator

Mō Tātou About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more.

Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne.

Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a beginning career occupational therapist to join our team as a Rotator. The rotations cover the Medical, Orthopaedic, Rehabilitation wards and Community Allied Health in the Western Bay of Plenty and are nine months each rotation the position is a permanent full-time role with the expectation that the initial three years are rotational through these named areas.

This role is varied and offers the opportunity to improve the wellbeing of patients journeying through previous and new health conditions including but not limited to traumatic brain injury, fractures, amputations, stroke, and general frailty conditions.

This position has arisen from a staff member moving to a different role in the District Health Board. You will work alongside the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapists, Advanced Rotators and Allied Health Assistants to ensure excellent service delivery whilst having the opportunity to grow your toolkit of transdisciplinary knowledge as you start your career.

He Korero mōu - About You

Our preferred candidate will have :

  • Experience in a hospital setting working on acute wards and preferrable experience in a rehab setting
  • Flexibility to work different shift patterns dependent on service need. This can be negotiable for the appropriate person in the role.
  • A current Annual Practising Certificate
  • Passion and a drive to make a real difference through your work and have a strong cultural awareness
  • Ko o tatou painga Our Benefits

  • Orientation and support from the wider Allied Health inpatient team
  • Opportunity to work alongside an interdisciplinary team to expand your skill base and ensure excellent service delivery
  • A supportive and dynamic coaching environment with Manaakitanga at the heart
  • Opportunities to attend relevant professional development to grow your skillset
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
  • Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership and wellbeing support
  • Free onsite parking
  • Discounts (with local businesses)
  • The opportunity to live and work in the stunning Western Bay of Plenty
  • Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi Our Values

    At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.

    Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say.

    Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.

    Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

    You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click APPLY NOW

    For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career’s portal. For additional information or to arrange a confidential chat, contact rio Jodache, Occupational Therapist Team Leader on 021 473 583.

    Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations.

    It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

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