Occupational Therapist (Community)
Capital & Coast District Health Board
Porirua, Wellington Community, New Zealand
7d ago

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellingtonand has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a majoremployer in the Wellington region.

CCDHB operatestwo hospitals Wellington Regional Hospital inNewtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua as well as the Kapiti Health Centre atParaparaumu.

We also operate Te Korowai-Whāriki, alarge mental health campus based at Porirua.

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.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour.

With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.

ABOUT THE ROLE

This community role is based in the Kenepuru Community ORA team and works with people living in the areas from Pukerua Bay through to Newlands.

This locality is diverse with wide ranging socio-economic variances and cultures. You will be one of 5 occupational therapists based at Kenepuru Hospital in the community team and have at least 4 years post graduate experience as an Occupational Therapist.

The occupational therapist will work individually and alongside their IDT colleagues (including allied health assistants) with people who have a range of personal health conditions and disabilities including chronic health conditions, post traumatic injury, people at risk of falls, frailty, neurological conditions, mild to moderate dementias, palliative conditions and amputations.

To safely and effectively meet the needs of the people we work with, an Occupational Therapist in this position will need a broad range of skills while working in an outpatient or community setting to assist individuals and families to manage the impact of diagnosis and / or long-

term health conditions. This case load may involve working with clients who have been accepted by ACC and some children with acute or medical needs.

Any successful applicants will have excellent time management skills to manage a varied clinical workload with a proven ability to work independently.

They will have sound clincial skills and experience working with older adults. We provide supervision and in-service education programme and support continuing professional development.

This is a full time role however those who are interested in part time work who have the relevant experience should also apply.

If you are seeking part time work, please state your preferred hours in your cover letter.

Come and join our experienced team in a supportive and caring workplace!

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Registered Occupational Therapist with current APC
  • A minimum of 4 years’ clinical experience and knowledge in this area
  • Accreditation in wheelchair mobility and postural management, complex housing and equipment
  • Excellent communication skills and time management
  • Be action focused
  • BENEFITS

    Capability development is a high priority for CCDHB. Professional development opportunities are a given, as well as the ability to upskill and to take on other roles.

    People and their skills are highly valued at CCDHB.

    Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, access to a cost-effective gym including exercise classes and use of two low-

    cost holiday homes at Taupo.

    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 23rd September 2018. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format.

    For further information on this role, please email recruitment ccdhb.org.nz and please indicate the vacancy number (AH123-

    18) and job title in the subject line.

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