Occupational Therapist - Practice Supervisor- Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre
Counties Manukau Health
Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
14d ago

Occupational Therapy Practice Supervisor- Full time Fixed Term till July 2019 High and Complex Needs and Rehabilitation Service Group

  • Career opportunity not to be missed.
  • Work in a social, passionate and dynamic team
  • Be part of a supportive service leadership team Do you want to advance your skills in :
  • Motivating, developing, leading, and supporting staff
  • Influencing occupational practice and developing skills around service delivery
  • Building sustainable occupation-focused practice in the rehabilitation context Do you have :
  • Excellent clinical decision making skills and robust, fast clinical reasoning.
  • Experience in supporting and developing staff and students.
  • An ability to thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment.
  • Excellent team and communication skills.
  • An interest in innovative models of care and service delivery that flexibly meets patients’ needs.
  • Broad based clinical experience and a background in rehabilitation concepts. This key leadership role reports directly to the Clinical Team Leader with strong professional governance links with the Professional Leader Occupational Therapy and your peer Practice Supervisors.
  • You will be responsible for professional leadership of nine Occupational Therapists working at Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre (BRC), the Assertive Community Outreach Service (ACOS), and Manawanui Maori Mental Health Clinical Cultural Service.

    You fulfil a clinical role and have oversight for supporting and co-ordinating Occupational Therapy staff caseloads and clinical / professional supervision.

    You will also play an active role in service development and quality improvement initiatives, at both service and profession-

    specific levels. BRC is a specialist inpatient service providing recovery focussed rehabilitation for 40 people aged 18-65 years.

    The majority of clients are under 30 years and all experience serious mental illness with associated high and complex needs.

    This service is committed to facilitating a therapeutic, recovery oriented environment utilising evidence based practice in response to clients clinical and rehabilitation needs.

    This is an area of work that requires a highly proactive and enthusiastic person with excellent interpersonal skills to meet the challenges and opportunities of the practice setting.

    The role requires sound occupation-centred philosophy, commitment to team work, excellent organisational capability and an ability to demonstrate a high level of time management and organisational skills.

    You will work within a multidisciplinary team with shared commitment to recovery values and be well supported by a strong service-

    based clinical leadership structure. You would be based in the leafy and pleasant inner suburb of Point Chevalier with easy access to the motorway and plentiful free parking.

    You will be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of NZ (with no condition on scope of practice), hold a current valid APC and have at least seven years relevant experience.

    As it is community based, it's essential that you have a full and clean NZ driver's licence We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.

    To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities.

    Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB.

    Click here for the Position Description. To express interest, please apply online now at http : / / www.careers.adhb.govt.

    nz / to job number CEN 08586 For any query on how to apply, please contact Jimmy Mathews (Recruitment Consultant) on 09 638 0364 .

    Applications close 22 August 2018 For the biggest health sector job board in New Zealand, visit kiwihealthjobs.com.

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    This position is NOT a children's worker under the Vulnerable Children Act

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