LatestCongratulations to Georgina Davis president tangata whenua for winning the Kete Aronui Award
Congratulations to Georgina Davis president tangata whenua who won the Kete Aronui Award at the recent Nga Pou Mana Huia a Tau. “The Ngā Pou Mana Postgraduate award winner was Georgina. Her passion for her work as an Occupational Therapist is why she is hoping to learn more in her field. Georgina’s perspective on health, Read More…
Innovative Clinical Reasoning in an Evidence Based World – free seminar
Otago Polytechnic are excited to have Dr Angela Benfield at the school for one week in January. You are invited to join a workshop on Innovative Clinical Reasoning in an Evidence Based World For full details follow this link https://www.otnz.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/Dr-Angela-Benfield-seminar.pdf
4 days ago
New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter is looking for a
Occupational Recovery Coordinator
Bring your OT, Physio or Occupational Health skills and help our people get back to work
• Global company with a welcoming Southland feel
• Excellent salary package including 10% superannuation
• Performance bonus
New Zealand's Aluminium Smelter is a member of the Rio Tinto group of companies competing in world commodity markets for primary aluminium.
At NZAS the best people in the industry make some of the purest aluminium in the world, using renewable hydro-electricity. We pride ourselves on being a world leader in quality aluminium products, our deep commitment to safety and operational excellence.
We're looking for an Occupational Recovery Coordinator to join our friendly and welcoming team.
Accountable for the day to day management of Recovery Programmes at NZAS you'll assist people to return to work following injury or illness.
You'll work as part of a multidisciplinary occupational health team who are passionate experts in their field.
Key responsibilities include:
Coordinating and administering Recovery Programmes,
Providing exceptional support ensuring clients have every opportunity to regain their optimal level of function,
Managing regular recovery meetings with employees, medical professionals and site leaders for determination and documentation of work restrictions,
Supporting employees to ensure clear understanding of roles and responsibilities and encourage engagement with early interventions,
Liaison with ACC case managers in regards to entitlements,
Providing workplace assessments and identification of required task demands.
Ergonomic improvement across site (assessment, planning and improvement).
To be successful in this role you'll have:
Qualification to work as an Occupational Therapist,
Occupational Health Nurse or Physiotherapist.
Ideally you will have proven experience in working with people in Recovery Programmes,
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to influence and engage with sensitivity and empathy,
The ability to assess, monitor progress, maintain processes and facilitate improvements to support overall employee health / welfare,
Outstanding analytical skills.
At NZAS, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary and employee benefits including 10% superannuation and performance bonuses. Working within a dynamic and friendly culture, in an organisation renowned for its world class safety standards and high quality product, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
As a passionate equal opportunity employer, we encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.
Candidates must have the ability to live and work indefinitely in New Zealand.
Applications close on Sunday, 6 January 2018.
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1 week ago
29 November 2018
Major health report shows urgent climate action needed
A newly released report highlights that climate change poses an unacceptably high level of risk for the health of populations around the world.
To access full report click on the link below:
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2 weeks ago
Geneva Health Endorses the Government’s Vaccination Programme
The government recently announced a targeted meningococcal vaccination programme which will be rolled out in Northland in the hope of stopping the sudden outbreak of meningococcal disease.
To read the full release click on the link below.
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We are the #UnitedNations’ health agency. We are committed to achieve better health for everyone, everywhere - #HealthForAll
On #HumanRightsDay our message is clear:
HEALTH IS A HUMAN RIGHT
HEALTH IS A HUMAN RIGHT
HEALTH IS A HUMAN RIGHT
HEALTH IS A HUMAN RIGHT
HEALTH IS A HUMAN RIGHT
#StandUp4HumanRights, stand up for #HealthForAll!
#BREAKING: Exclusive: Simon Bridges urged top cop to reveal expenses leaker's identity https://t.co/eQlhzOiX6l
Travelling to BIrmingham today for an editorial meeting, planning the new book on theorising occupational therapy practice in diverse settings.
Earlier today @ainsworth_liz presented day one of a home mods training course in Melbourne. Liz shared insights on models of practice, clinical reasoning and the importance of measurement/drawing. In 2019 OTA will offer more than 14 home mods courses: https://t.co/AV2oVT8N4I
We're supporting @AKcitymission Christmas operation again this year🎄
Our case managers Sam, Tiana, Meatuai and Uinise were at @edenparknz today helping ensure people who came for food parcels and presents are also getting the financial support they're entitled to.
359. In which of the following years National #HumanRights Commission was formed ?
Answer✍ & Test Ur #GK Ability
358th Ans : [C] Karnataka.
Plz Like ❤ & Retweet 🔃
Thanks Bunnings Lyall Bay for donating an awesome hammock for a spot prize today! @Bunnings
The dream team that brought you #mhasupportwork summit @PlatformTrust @TePouNZ
We’ve had some comment on our decision not to publish child poverty figures for the last two years in this year’s Household Incomes Report
Learn more about our decision
We expect to publish child poverty figures in 2019.
Live stream: Prime Minister's post-Cabinet news conference https://t.co/UiTBhhBV8J
Keynote listeners Kristina and Damian wrapping up the day. #mhasupportwork @VakaTautua1 @TePouNZ What a day!
Today is #HumanRightsDay:
- This is observed today to commemorate the #UNGA adoption & proclamation on 10 Dec 1948, of the Universal Declaration of #HumanRights.
- Theme & Campaign of 2018: #StandUp4HumanRights
Spread the world by #Retweet 🔃
#BREAKING: Huge fire at Callaghan Innovation building in Lower Hutt https://t.co/XsmMbBe7jf
Caro Swanson championing the peer workforce a "workforce of courage and generosity". #mhasupportwork @TePouNZ
TOGETHER ALONE | New Zealand’s silent Pasifika mental health crisis @Indira_on_tweet reports on why so many Pasifika people suffer psychological distress - and why so few seek help https://t.co/miagvaqNpG
My Boy Blue released this a couple of days ago as part of an autism awareness campaign and it's already been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, such a brilliant video!
Happy birthday Givealittle!!! There's still $5,000 to give away to the selected charities - follow the link below to see how you can make that happen!
A 26-year-old man has appeared in court in New Zealand charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane
Backpacker murder suspect appears in court
Grace Millane's family were in court as the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared.
The Ministry wants to provide an opportunity for people who have been harmed by surgical mesh and their families/whānau to tell their stories.
Please register your interest: …
The latest MH4OT Daily! Thanks to @BobbyDoel13 @psychreg @ciderwithsophie #mentalhealth #anxiety
Pesticides making America STUPID: Agricultural chemicals found to lower the IQ of children
www.newstarget.com If you‘re expecting a baby or considering starting a family soon, you‘ve probably been reading up on how to give your c...
Shocking stories child inpatients reaching 18 forced move into Adult #MH Units, no young girls, older women
#Helpless Mum crying adult SU threatening smash childs head in
18+ move rules? can they wait til day B4 19?
Where are #CAMHS trialling 18-25?
Oh it's such a shame so many resources are used for this unnecessary situation
It's lovely to know she has such a good #GP on her case though & great you have a social prescriber
Out of interest, are any of the #SocialPrescribers from #OccupationalTherapy?
Dr Simon Lennane on Twitter
”@OT_Expert We have to get involved - only people who really know clinical background. 30-60 mins to do reasonably, plus extra support around pr...
As a qualified OT for 30+ years I am extremely offended by the representation of OT in the first half an hour of this program. I have never witnessed an OT talk so patronisingly to a patient or their relatives. Fantastic acting by Alison Steadman and Sheridan Smith.
I've decided to share a story about someone that had a wonderful outcome from engaging in a pain program. The story takes you on a rollercoaster ride of physical and emotional experiences. I agreed to share it...
Casey’s Story: A Guest Blog
I’ve decided to share a story about someone that had a wonderful outcome from engaging in a pain program. The story takes you on a rollercoaster...
Casey’s Story: A Guest Blog https://t.co/XM5DKbc6b9
When professionals get something so wrong, it can destroy a family.
If your a professional with an assumption please ensure you can evidence and youve spoken to the parents to Ensure your understanding is correct #asd #pda #parenting #psychs #peaditricians #therapists
My long white cane gives me confidence, & it helps me be independent & safe! It helps me find steps, kerbs, navigate around obstacles & informs others I have low vision. My cane is part of who I am! Also, it always looks cute with it’s accessories. #MobilityDeviceAppreciation
Bethany, a 17 girl with autism is currently locked in a seclusion cell and sadly likely will be over Christmas. Her father is sharing a petition to stop the use of these units for people with Autism and Learning Disabilities.
Bethany's dad on Twitter
”Please please keep signing and retweeting the petition to stop the use of Assessment and Treatment Units for people with Autism and Learning Di...