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
5 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.
Apply Online at www.nzas.co.nz ... See MoreSee Less
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:
www.orataiao.org.nz/major_health_report_shows_urgent_climate_action_needed ... See MoreSee Less
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.
www.genevahealth.com/About-Us/Latest-News ... See MoreSee Less
Educator & Researcher: Dig lit, Social Media, KT, ePortfolios, Mentoring, Assistance Dogs. Occupational Therapy. Lego Serious Play Facilitator. Opinions my own.
A most wonderful presentation @PebblePad by ‘The Jennifers’ #pebblebash about Connecting with Culture, Country and Community through Koori Art. The best part about being #notnormal is that you are #creative
Congratulations to the @AUTuni #classof2018 #occupationaltherapy graduates! 🎓@AUTSoCS #whakaorangangahauaotearoa
360. In which of the following states, Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were used for the 1st time in India 🇮🇳 ?
[C] Tamil Nadu
Answer✍ & Test Ur #GK Ability
359th Answer : [C] 1993.
Breaking through the clouds to new horizons 🌤🛫 #AirNZShareMe
As the weather gets colder, this Saskatoon daycare program still makes sure to head outside for learning and fun.
Draped in bright pink kākahu and stained with facial moko, members of Te Roopu Manaaki stepped out on stage with their heads held high at the recent kapa haka festival in Hamilton for people with intellectual disabilities.
Great talk about living with #anxiety. #mentalhealth #ot365
Murdoch University is using @PebblePad comprehensively across their Nursing and Midwifery programs with huge success! There’s nothing #notnormal about that! #pebblebash
High workloads, poor work/life balance & stressful work are the top 3 causes of poor mental health at work, according to our recent survey. Our new ‘Minimising and managing workplace stress’ resource has fact sheets, worksheets & activities for workplaces: https://t.co/hHLCgjf27d
Script to send to potential participants
Hello. My name is Sabrina Glover and I am an undergraduate student pursuing a bachelors in Health Sciences at the University of South Florida. After graduation, my goal is to...
Using a Mac is #notnormal for some 😂 But with teamwork we can achieve anything at #PebbleBash @PebblePad
Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'
Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'
A new study suggests that doing intellectual activities throughout life is best.
This is definitely living life to its fullest. Well done @cassiedepecol . #ot365 #traveling
Every night, 450,000 people in the U.S. stay in jail without having been convicted of a crime simply because they can't afford bail.
On #TheTEDInterview, @TEDChris and @bailproject's Robin Steinberg tackle how to fight this huge injustice.
Listen now: https://t.co/HjNq09KD5f
[email protected] On a side note, I am a 2 timer on the TEDx stage myself and I could tell you were very poised and your stories were really moving.
[email protected] I just saw your TEDx talk on YouTube. It is really inspiring.
On another note, I did something on a smaller scale when I was in UK in summer 2015. I did a cross country trip in UK and stayed mostly w/ colleagues I only knew online then.
🎬 Who are #OccupationalTherapists?
A new video - we'd like you to be involved! 📲 SUBMIT clips: https://t.co/y0R68Rm0rL + click 'Upload Video'. Please include first name and country. Your video can be simple or elaborate, using a webcam or Snapchat filters 📆 DEADLINE: 25th Dec
The latest MH4OT Daily! Thanks to @HeadstrongProj @kelligrace7 @AwpSecure #mentalhealth #depression
How To Effectively Balance PTSD and Real Life - Rachel Thompson
rachelintheoc.com Is it possible to balance PTSD and real life? It is, if you realize you have it, know what to look for, and get the help you need. I...
@melissaagueyz @elisa_yule @ElspethFroude1 @jennifer0brien @Alexloges @MAWallen @belinda_denver @brockcookOT @MOHOspark @Katsura66 @SusanDarzins
Julie Hughes on Twitter
”Great work from my #ACUOT colleagues! ð¤What are staff attitudes towards consumer participation and peer worker roles in a community ment...
Everything you think you know about virginity is nonsense. @under_livet
The virginity fraud
The hymen is still the most misunderstood part of the female body. Nina DÃ¸lvik Brochmann and Ellen StÃ¸kken Dahl share their mission to empower y...
Pet ownership can have many benefits, but a lot of its tasks are tough on the joints. An AOTA member shares modifications like water dispensers that only require weekly refills. https://t.co/PtD19WPQ54
This is why we often perform at our worst under pressure, even when we feel like we're at the top of our game.
Watch the full TED Talk here: https://t.co/oJVBRygilo
Of interest to #OccupationalTherapists -
This research on constructing everyday life while waiting for asylum outcomes.
Management of Time and Waiting by Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Girls in Finland
Abstract. This article considers how asylum-seeking girls in residential care in Finland construct their everyday lives while waiting for asylum outc...
Equity Lens for Occupational Therapy: reflecting on equity issues and the ways that inequities are enacted in daily practice @CAOT_ACE @CJOT_RCE #ELOT #OccupationalTherapy
The Equity Lens for Occupational Therapy: A program development and evaluation tool
Background. Occupational therapists value the principles of health and health care equity and often face challenges addressing inequities within the s...
Yes!!! Thanks for sharing, @CAPO_ACOP. “The psychosocial aspects of a #cancer diagnosis get less attention than the physical symptoms, but can be equally, and sometimes even more, debilitating.” #OccupationalTherapy addresses psychosocial AND physical aspects! @CAOT_ACE @AOTAInc
CAPO on Twitter
”The other side of cancer: How survivors are dealing with the emotional toll of the disease https://t.co/H84kl0MIri”
Canadian Society of Occuptional Science Symposium happening at #McgillSPOT today! #ot #occupationalscience #OccupationalTherapy @CAOT_ACE
CSOS on Twitter
”Fortunate to learn about the history and value of #OccuptionalScience within Canada and internationally from Drs Elizabeth Townsend, Sue Forwel...