LatestOTNZ-WNA 2018 Council members
Congratulations to Harsh Vardhan President Tangata Tiriti, Georgina Davis President Tangata Whenua and Council Members – Joy Aiton, Gilbert Azuela, Julia Battersby, Penny Ngaheu and Tracey Partridge. To out going council members Sharon (Shaz) Bryant and Carolyn Paddy, thank you very much for your commitment, dedication and hard work over the past term from the Read More…
Congratulations! Jane Wilson esteemed Hazel Skilton Award Winner 2018
Congratulations Jane Wilson winner of the esteemed Hazel Skilton Award! Jane, an icon in the industry has also served in the role of former OTNZ-WNA President. Jane’s hard work and dedication to her role contributed to the success that the association enjoys today. We honor and acknowledge Jane’s extensive contribution and years of commitment to Read More…
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Several OTs have asked for more information on this workshop - ONLINE SEMINAR - Oct 1st - 14th Nov 2018.
Gen Jereb's The Traffic Jam In My Brain is a Sensory Processing Approach to Challenges Associated with Autism, ADHD, Learning and Behavioural Differences, presented by international speaker Genevieve Jereb OTR. The cost is $219 and here is the link to register - sensorytools.net/collections/workshops/products/traffic-jam-in-my-brain-online-workshop
Now you can view the workshop on your own schedule (broadband Internet connection required), learning at your own pace how to help support children to “learn and thrive from the inside out.” Gen Jereb's dynamic, practical tools incorporate:
Play and Movement
Start watching on your desktop, then continue on your mobile or tablet. (Note that mobile data rates may apply.) If you can watch a YouTube video, you can watch Gen Jereb's Traffic Jam In My Brain ONLINE.
Who Should Attend?
Parents * Educators (regular and special ed.)
Caregivers * Pre-school Teachers
Child Care Workers * Occupational Therapists
Speech Pathologists * Physical Therapists
Physicians * Paediatricians
Other Professionals who work with children
What they are saying:
Fabulous practical course. Very Valuable for all staff at our school. Highly recommended.
Thank you for your dedication to these special children; for your diligence; for sharing your experiences, knowledge, music and self with us in such an entertaining but understandable manner. It reinforces my method and what comes naturally for with use of rhymes and rhythms and music to instruct."
(COTA from Wisconsin USA)youtube.com ... See MoreSee Less
I highly recommend this course it is great. Really engaging and useful....
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JOB VACANCY! Closing 25 Sept! Auckland DHB offering FREE EYE TESTS, SUBSIDIZED GYM MEMBERSHIPS and DISCOUNTS with businesses! Excellent benefits!
Are you a Registered Occupational Therapist looking for part-time or full-time employment? We have positions based at Auckland City Hospital. We require motivated and dynamic Occupational Therapists to join our Allied Health team. Our service offers a variety of settings within adult acute and rehabilitation wards at Auckland City Hospital which look after a diverse group of patients. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work within a teaching hospital that has a large amount of speciality areas including acute medicine, surgical, orthopaedic, and neurological services.
We are able to provide you with:
Meaningful support and orientation to your practice contexts
Working within a dynamic, supportive and inter professional team
Collegiality and a strong community of practice
Professional governance and in-service programme
Robust opportunities for support, critical reflection on practice, including peer review and professional supervision
Subsidised gym membership, free gym classes run by 5Points Gym
Discounts at a variety of businesses, Free eye test
To be successful in this position you will need to be an experienced New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist with the following skills and experience:
Hold a current annual practicing certificate
At least 18 months post qualification experience in an acute hospital setting
Ability to supervise students and therapy assistants
Ability to work collaboratively with a range of professional groups
Sound clinical reasoning skills and use of evidence informed, occupation-focused practice
Effective time management, prioritisation and organisation skills
Good communication and interpersonal skills
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”.
If you need any further information about this position, please contact Vickie Shakur, Recruitment Consultant at [email protected], or Lisa Lyons, Clinical Leader – Occupational Therapy email [email protected]
To submit your application,visit www.careers.adhb.govt.nz and enter job number CEN09041
Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Children’s Worker as defined by the Act. ... See MoreSee Less
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Feeling #Happy check out the moves while Don Good advises these 2 awesome OTs😊 The ladies are clearly 'in the groove' #WSMedical #OTNZ #HealthNZ ... See MoreSee Less
Marian McCrory 😁 that’s the same as the wards isn’t it?
Yes certainly feeling happy at the workshops - such a great few days (despite the 24 hours it took to get home!) thanks to everyone involved - see you next year :)
OTNZ shared Be Safe Limited's post.
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Great to see Franc from BESAFE and Pam Mitchell HASANZ representative chatting about the Organic BonPet systems keeping us 'healthy and safe'OTNZ 2018 Conference in Napier, promoting Bonpet Fire Safety systems ... See MoreSee Less
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Rachel sharing with us some of her new and popular items. Stress busting blankets, weighted baby doll and siamese cats for dementia clients. We are so fortunate to have such a great range of sensory products available to us #Sensorycorner www.sensorycorner.co.nz #OTNZ #HealthNZ ... See MoreSee Less
Look at you with that doll Rachael - looks like you're holding a real baby :)
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Great to see the hoist in action. Our OTs have been very interested in the #Cubro equipment. It makes a real difference being able to test the products. For your info this model is the Solar 175 model. Enquiries to www.cubro.co.nz ... See MoreSee Less
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#HASANZ very important that OTs understand Health and Safety Legislation and implications. #PamMitchell also shares the opportunity to apply for HASANZ scholarships. Interested in funding watch this clip😊 #OTNZ HealthNZ ... See MoreSee Less
GK & Current Affairs, UPSC WorldHeartDay World Heart Day Asia Cup Final World Rabies Day WorldTourismDay World Toursim Day World Maritime Day India vs Pakistan
New Currency Notes - Colour -Motif:
• Rs.10 - chocolate brown - Sun Temple, Konark
• Rs.50 - fluorescent blue - Hampi with Chariot
• Rs.100 - lavender - RANI KI VAV
• Rs.200 - yellowish-orange - Sanchi Stupa
• Rs.500 - stone grey - Red Fort
• Rs.2000 - magenta - Mangalayan
Answer to Below👇Question & Test Your #GK ability.
🔸341st Answer: [B]
•Explanation: The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Dar-ul-Shifa, on the southern bank of the Musi River in the city of #Hyderabad.
Guys Please #LIKE ❤ & #RETWEET🔃This Post
Man charged with murder after Papamoa stabbing https://t.co/2qpwRl1poR
Yep, @LeoDiCaprio loves them and so do we. 😊 Learn more about our new collaboration with @Allbirds, bringing you the only eye mask you’ll ever need: https://t.co/e7hAsla1K9
Awaken your heart to the beauty of your life. - Mind Body Living
Awaken your heart to the beauty of your life. - Mind Body Living
Choose love in every moment. When we step out of our constantly busy, analysing, fear driven minds and drop into our hearts, life flows with more fun ...
We need to do more to understand autism. -- Alex Aiono
We cant wait for OT Month!
OSOT on Twitter
”OCTOBER IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MONTH! Ensure your plans are in place to celebrate & promote your profession. Checkout #OSOT‘s OT M...
The latest MH4OT Daily! Thanks to @CMHA_AB @ntomova1 #mentalhealth #anxiety
Everything You Wanted to Know About Virtual Rehab But Was Afraid to Ask
medium.com Virtual Rehab‘s evidence-based solution uses Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, & Blockchain technology for Pain Management, P...
When you pick a golf course that really punishes your common misses! That can make a long day. 100 degrees weather doesn’t help either.
Today’s round is an example of a poor PEO fit. #ot365
Even when we're at the top of our game, we often perform at our worst under pressure. Here's why:
Why we choke under pressure -- and how to avoid it
When the pressure is on, why do we sometimes fail to live up to our potential? Cognitive scientist and Barnard College president Sian Leah Beilock rev...
Such a creative solution to enable returning to guitar playing
Anita Hamilton PhD on LinkedIn: "Such a creative solution to enable returning to guitar playing"
September 22, 2018: Anita Hamilton PhD posted on LinkedIn
Thank you so much for your energy Wembley 💥 #AJBXNG
"Museums are temples to things past. Now they must also become places for living cultures."
Why museums are returning cultural treasures
Archaeologist and curator Chip Colwell collects artifacts for his museum, but he also returns them to where they came from. In a thought-provoking tal...
Anthony Joshua wins! 🥊
He’s won by knockout in round 7!
AJ retains his heavyweight titles.
Live reaction https://t.co/e2uSQS1W5A #JoshuaPovetkin #bbcboxing
@8Daluiso @adiemusfree @MattLowPT @DerekGriffin86 @RogerKerry1 @marklaslett_NZ It’s incredibly challenging to view an individual from a systems (holistic) based perspective. Humans think categorically, color spectrums we don’t do well with blurred lines or muddied waters.
You're broken down and tired
Of living life on a merry go round
And you can't find the fighter
But I see it in you so we gonna walk it out
And move mountains
We gonna walk it out
And move mountains
- Cassandra Monique Batie / Jennifer Decilveo
@nakedphysio @MattLowPT @adiemusfree @DerekGriffin86 @RogerKerry1 @marklaslett_NZ @PhysioFirstC ...yes, yes, yes! This is it to me. In research I’m involved in,the BPSMs main conceptual elements are communication,therapeutic relationship &individualising care.BPSM offers a kaleidoscopic view into the world of another if these 3 elements are genuinely understood & respected.
AMPS and School AMPS well with a look of you are a CYP Occupational Therapist
Lynsay McFarlaneShaw on Twitter
”Day 5/5 @AMPS_ESI @RuthMarshall20 completed. What a brilliant week! Working with children & young people assessments are mainly normative a...
People in pain are scrutinized and deprived of pain relief while the country is trying solve an opioid crisis. We should be able to address the opioid crisis without making people in pain suffer. via @Healthline
Opioid Contracts and Chronic Pain Patients
More patients with chronic pain are being asked to agree to random urine drug screens, pill counts, and other conditions before they‘re prescrib...
Thanks @paintoolkit2, I so enjoyed meeting you and listening to your presentation. I really feel that you, @MyCuppaJo , and me are involved in something very good. Thanks again to @eubanks_colleen at @IASPPAIN for this truly amazing opportunity.
Pete Moore on Twitter
”Checkout all the Facebook live interviews with @LindaCrawfordOT @MyCuppaJo @keith_meldrum I did when I attended the @IASPPAIN 2018 @IASPPAIN -...
So interesting to hear from parents who have been through lots of therapy with their child, 'it's an emotional rollercoaster' 'it's ok to have a break from therapy' 'don't be scared to ask for support at meetings' @StrokeAssocLDN
Labour should be prepared to back demands for a new Brexit referendum, deputy leader Tom Watson has said.
Labour 'must back members' on Brexit vote
Labour's deputy leader makes his call as a poll suggests 86% of party members want a final say on Brexit.
This week has challenged me in so many ways, taught me so much and developed my skills as an Occupational Therapist in ways I hadn't imagined. I have landed myself in an amazingly supportive but understaffed team for my 1st rotation.
These talks will help you chill out and enjoy your day.
Slow down! Enjoy life.
The world is moving fast. These talks will inspire you to take time to process it all. Bonus reading: Pico Iyer‘s The Art of Stillness, a beauti...
This article made the news - thought our OTs would be interest in the content -
Concern over infant welfare as the 'first' baby spa hits NZ
Infants swim with inflatable neck rings to simulate the womb, but is it safe?
While they may be unintentional, repeated questions from someone living with dementia can become frustrating for carers.
Read other’s experience and share your own on our online forum, Talking Point:
Same Repeated Questions?
Does anyway have any tips on how to deal with the same questions being repeated constantly? Mum asks several times an hour if this is her house and if...
Alex Elegudin, tasked with making the New York City subway more accessible for people with disabilities, certainly has his work cut out for him. # via @HuffPostImpact
Subways Suck For New Yorkers With Disabilities. This Guy Wants To Change That.
Alex Elegudin is tasked with making the outdated New York City transit network more accessible.
Carrie Marshall on Twitter
”Inspiring talk by 4x Paralympian Darda Sales encouraging occupational therapy students and practitioners to be 'Bounce Boosters.' i.e. we can a...