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2018 AON Indemnity Insurance Premium increase AON our insurance brokers have advised us that over the last few years the liability insurance market has hardened with Insurers requiring a mandatory 5% increase in premiums for open market placements. For full information click on the Insurance link to the right. The change is a result of Read More…
Early Bird Special – 2018 Clinical Workshops & Tangata Whenua Hui info:
To book your ticket and register now click here. Registration includes: access to sessions for day/s of registration, attendance to powhiri on Sunday, catering as outlined in programme, opportunity to purchase dinner tickets. Read More…
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Are you wanting to apply for a fellowship? The Neurological Foundation Announces the new O’Brien Clinical Fellowship - This Fellowship will be awarded to a New Zealand registered non-medical health professional who is committed to a clinical research career with a major focus on treatment or care of those affected by brain disease or injury, including end of life care. It is intended to enhance their research skills and experience and thus contribute to improved patient outcomes in New Zealand.
The expectation is that at the end of the Fellowship the successful applicant will work in New Zealand in a clinical or research setting. The duration of the Fellowship is up to two years.
Applicants should be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who have a Bachelor or Masters degree, or other relevant professional qualification.
Fellowship with be available to, but not limited to:
Clinical Nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Trials Managers, Dieticians, Exercise Physiologists, Health Psychologists, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Medical Physicists, Neurophysiologists, Neuropsychologists, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Radiographers, Research Nurses, Social Workers, Speech Language Therapists. Those not sure about eligibility should contact the Neurological Foundation Research Manager [email protected]
The closing date is 1 October 2018
The application Form and Advice to applicants are available for the Foundations web site www.neurological.org.nz/grants-careers/grants-applications-deadlines/scholarships-fellowships ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
In the UK About one in six people experience a common mental health problem each week and over 85% of people first disclose their problem to their GP. Despite this only 5% of mental health professionals, such as occupational therapists, work in GP services, with the majority of mental health services based in secondary and acute care. This makes services difficult for people to access when difficulties first become apparent. Their 4 nation reports demonstrate the value of occupational therapy in all four countries and can be accessed below:http://cotimprovinglives.com/getting-my-life-back-occupational-therapy-promoting-mental-health-and-wellbeing/ ... See MoreSee Less
It's happening in Auckland. Successfully piloted as the Tamaki Wellbeing Project, now called Awhi Ora.
Tangi Poko very interesting 😏😏
Donna Ramble just some fun facts for you. Imagine if it was the norm that social workers and O.T.s worked in GP practices.... Hmm watch this space!
Hi! Great ideas! I wish I could start something like that in Canada. Is there access to your research? Could you share it with me?
Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin says she can't help but be excited by the opportunities an ageing population will bring.
Martin sees one of the positives in economic terms. By 2061, seniors will contribute $94 billion in consumer spending, $47b worth of paid or unpaid work, and taxes of $25b. At present, 24.2 per cent of the over 65s have jobs. Within 20 years, they will make up 10 per cent of the entire labour force. Martin says they bring knowledge, valuable experience and commitment – and should be celebrated.
"We have got business saying now that they've got a skills shortage. We have got skills inside that workforce and they are going to healthier and live longer – so how do we keep them connected to the workforce? I expect to front businesses and say: 'Where is your plan for this?'
"This is one of those unconscious bias areas – ageism is alive and well." Building on those skills, retraining – and even teaching older workers how to "market" themselves in the modern workplace – will be vital.
This nightclub is helping elderly people feel less lonely. ... See MoreSee Less
Kia ora members, Richard Ledgerd, Executive Director World Federation of Occupational Therapists invites you to participate in a research study titled “The Worldwide Involvement of Occupational Therapists in the Assessment and Treatment of Eating, Drinking, and Swallowing Problems.” This study is being carried out by Heather Lambert, PhD, erg., OT(C) from the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University, Montréal, in collaboration with the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). This information will assist the WFOT in strategic planning to promote occupational therapy practice in this domain. You may not directly benefit from this research, but your participation will support your profession locally as well as support the mandate of the WFOT.
Any questions please contact the Principal Investigator Dr. Heather Lambert, at (514)398-4400 x 09021 or [email protected] The survey will be available until July 22, 2018.
Please access the survey at: surveys.mcgill.ca/ls/882856?lang=en ... See MoreSee Less
Another great AKLD job vacancy! Allied Health team at Auckland City Hospital. Auckland DHB aspires to provide the highest standards of patient care and staff engagement which is underpinned by our organisational values of Haere Mai (welcome), Manaaki (respect), Tῡhono (together) and Angamua (aim high). This position offers a variety of settings within the Acute and Rehabilitation Wards working with a diverse group of patients. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings depending on experience and career aspirations. Some of our specialities include acute medicine, surgical, orthopaedic, and neurological services.
To be successful in this position you will need the following skills and experience:
An interest for working with the older patients
At least 18 months post qualification experience in an acute hospital setting
Interest in supervising students and therapy assistants
Ability to work collaboratively within an inter professional therapy team
Sound clinical reasoning skills and use of evidence informed practice
Effective time management and organisational skills
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Prioritisation skills and experience with complex discharge planning
Experience in acute and rehabilitation of patients.
In return, we are able to provide you with:
If you need any further information about this position, please contact Recruitment Consultant at [email protected], or Clinical Leader – Occupational Therapy email [email protected] or Tel 021 227 5475
To submit your application, visit www.careers.adhb.govt.nz and enter job number CEN07866
Applications close: Saturday 21st July 2018
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 Core Children’s worker under the VCA & requires full safety checks completed before any new employee starts. ... See MoreSee Less
Child and Adolescent Mental Health AKLD DHB OT Job Opportunities! Community Team Therapy, Group Therapy Pathway, and Active Outreach Team work Kari Centre CAMHS, ADHB - Permanent/Fixed term, Full and Part-Time Mon - Frid based at Greenlane. ASAP start! Central location. Ongoing staff support and training
Join the Kari Centre, an exciting and dynamic Child and Adolescent Mental Health outpatient service that provides assessment and therapy to children, young people, and their families within the central Auckland area. The Kari Centre has a strong reputation for excellence, innovation, and training, and is dedicated to offering opportunities for career development. We offer internal and external training packages, including formal post-graduate training, for new staff skill development as well as support for experienced clinicians who wish to build on their existing skills.
As a qualified mental health professional, you will provide comprehensive mental health assessments and treatment to children, adolescents and their families who are experiencing serious mental health problems. We seek applicants with previous experience of working within a CAMHS setting, or applicants who are emerging practitioners with child and adolescent mental health as professional focus. Currently ADHB is offering exciting opportunities for the following specialist areas in CAMHS: Community teams where you will work with young people 4-18 years of age across a range of presentations. A designated therapeutic group pathway where you will plan and facilitate a range of groups and follow up clients who attend these groups.
Active outreach teams where you will work with children, young people, and their families that are hard to reach and likely experiencing socio-economic deprivation.
These community roles require OTs to have a full and clean driver’s license.
Apply online now at www.careers.adhb.govt.nz to CEN04841 and please indicate your choice of role (CEN06936 and CEN06863 – Occupational Therapist Full Time perm roles and CEN06642 – Clinical Psychologist, Full Time, permanent role.) For any query, please contact Jimmy Mathews (Recruitment Consultant) on 09 638 0364.Meet Vincent, a Solutions Manager on our Health Intelligence team! ... See MoreSee Less
Awesome Job Vacancy closing 13 July! Are you an enthusiastic OT wanting to work with children? This Lower Hutt, Naenae - Full time Occupational Therapist Position is Fixed Term (until end of Year) ASAP start with flexibility to work on other sites! Kimi Ora School is a school for high/very high needs students aged 5-21. Our base school is situated in Naenae and we have three satellite classes within the Naenae/Taita/Woburn area as well as a satellite unit on the grounds of Evans Bay Intermediate.
You will be offered the successful candidate ongoing support and professional development in all aspects of the role.
You will work within a transdisciplinary team and be an active part of school routines and events. Riding for the Disabled and hydrotherapy sessions are integral parts of the job.
Experience in working with students with special needs is desirable but not essential. This is a salaried position; with work required during the school holidays for planning and preparation.
Visits by interested applicants are welcome between 3- 6 July and can be organised by phoning Anita English, Administration Assistant on 04-567-5834.Kimi Ora community school's viral video to get rugby legend Richie McCaw to land his helicopter at their school for a promotion by Fonterra. Starring: Blaze ... ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Tangata Whenua members and interested OTs - Tu Kaha Māori Health Conference will be in Palmerston North this year at the Awapuni Racecourse, 11-13th July 2018.
Maria Baker Pouwhakahaere Matua (CEO) encourages you to - Come along! This is what you need - an energiser for this cold winter😊. An exciting programme with a full schedule of speakers - Dr Diana Rangihuna & Mark Kopua; Dr Rangi Mataamua; Moe Milne; Riki Niania; Charles Te Ahukaramū Royal & Rob Mokaraka ( Shot Bro). There will be a space for Rangatahi & exhibitions also, so keep an eye on their website.
This is a great opportunity for kaimahi, nga hoa to connect, especially those of you who are working across the Central region ( six DHBS). Please support this kaupapa & share, nga mihi - Address: 22 Kaiwharawhara Rd, Kaiwharawhara, Wellington 6035
PO Box 5731, Wellington 6145 Aotearoa New Zealand
Mobile: +64 0212287788
Email: [email protected]
Journal: journalindigenouswellbeing.com./ ... See MoreSee Less
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Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated and ashamed. We want to change the way people think and act about mental health problems.
"When nicknamed 'Crazy Eddie' as a child, it seemed easier to laugh off without needing an explanation."
One man's story of how people's attitudes towards mental illness can affect someone's life: https://t.co/48TfGRqwAO
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Lead your career in the right direction with the new 5 year Learning Plan template. Visit the new resource here: https://t.co/RX5COhDcQv #RCOTCareerFramework
A nice post by an Occupational Therapist.
Cast off your shell and grow
Cast off your shell and grow - Adventurous Coaching
When you learn to become comfortable with discomfort, its is possible to get more out of life. We can love life more we can create space to grow and w...
Nominate an outstanding support worker who makes a significant contribution within the occupational therapy domain. This could be an OTA, OTTI, but also perhaps a service user who contributes to the #OT service some how.. @theotshow #theotshowawards2018
Attention Acute Paed @thercot @rcot_cypf members fill out our survey to give us information about what you want and expect from us - your feedback is invaluable and the survey only takes <5mins to complete!
Gardening, dancing and swimming may help to reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Read on via @Daily_Express here:
Dementia - the best exercises to reduce Alzheimer‘s symptoms revealed
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Excellent work, assuming none of my efforts made it through to the final cut! The enjoyment we all took from this collective endeavour just serves to illustrate the value of collaborative occupations. Thanks guys
Dr Clare Taylor on Twitter
”#RCOT2018 â¦@theRCOTâ© â¦@JuliaScottRCOTâ©â© the conference blanket is finished ðð and ready to be posted off...
@JuliaScottRCOT @Jones2Rhiannon @KMiddletonCSP Ideally have the employment funded from a joined-up budget and crucial to include Pharmacy professionals too
If you're not already following us on Instagram then you've been missing out on exclusive content and information about our guidance. Head over and take a look! https://t.co/NcKhV6Dbib
We are looking for an outstanding #OccupationalTherapy professional who is making a significant contribution to #OT #leadership or #innovation in the UK. Please click the link for more detail-> @TheOTShow #theotshowawards2018
Do you have #CRPS, #fibromyalgia, #arthritis, #hypermobility, or any other #pain condition? I would be delighted if you could complete our survey on body functions, sensations, and mood.
Yes, and it is a worry across all schools. It's not only the long tail of the NZ education system that has a problem. 43% of adult NZers are below the level of literacy needed to function well in ordinary life. https://t.co/1JPd50TTiF
Thanks Mike, it’s great to hear the many ways that #RCOTCareerFramework is supporting learning and development @KarinaDancza @theRCOT 😃👏🏻
Michael A on Twitter
”Development; planning; progression; learning. The #CareerDevelopmentFramework is being used by #OccupationalTherapists in many ways & is a ...
Archbishop of Canterbury hosts disability conference at Lambeth Palace
Archbishop of Canterbury hosts disability conference at Lambeth Palace - Able Magazine
Listen The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, hosted a major conference at Lambeth Palace last week to explore how disabled people can participat...
Tom Shakespeare on Twitter
”Exhausted and a little bit depressed after discussing shortcomings of UK disability policy all afternoon - hoping Australia's NDIS will do bett...
Calling all @WeAHPs Do feel free to use this RCOT Career Development Toolkit resource regardless of your profession ....to take you onwards and upwards in your career - @SetG75 @theRCOT https://t.co/O5sA23mkcQ
We've united with the Medical Research Council and @ARUKnews to fund the UK’s first dedicated dementia research labs. We can take on dementia together. Visit https://t.co/TtGbjmibEZ to find out more to find out more.
@MattHancock @DrPPRam I also highly recommend @theRCOT report on the value of occupational therapy in improving people's mental health and wellbeing. Reports from all 4 nations include details of the difference made in people's lives and the cost savings. Please see
Getting my life back: occupational therapy promoting mental health and wellbeing - COT Improving Lives
The current situation: About one in six people experience a common mental health problem each week and over 85% of people first disclose their problem...
Inspired by the @theRCOT event for #RCOTResearch and #RCOTCareerFramework I have decided to begin work-related tweeting! So here goes...
What a fabulous blanket - well done to all who contributed! #RCOT2018
Dr Clare Taylor on Twitter
”#RCOT2018 â¦@theRCOTâ© â¦@JuliaScottRCOTâ©â© the conference blanket is finished ðð and ready to be posted off...
#RCOT2018 @theRCOT @JuliaScottRCOT the conference blanket is finished 👍👍 and ready to be posted off to @knitforpeace
We are planning a study day in October in the Midlands, England considering the increasing complexity of need being referred to occupational therapy. Do you know a venue that we could use? [email protected]
please RT @theRCOT @RCOT_CYPF @RCOTStudents
Thanks for having us, we had a really great day!
Pride in London on Twitter
”[email protected] is the UK's leading dementia charity, focusing today on the challenges facing LGBT+ people with dementia. â¡ï¸ https...
As CAA slams British airports over disability access, one charity is trying to make a difference
As CAA slams British airports over disability access, one charity is trying to make a difference - Able Magazine
Listen As today’s UK Civil Aviation Authority report on airport accessibility is heavily critical of four airports in the UK that are failing di...
Amazon gets into healthcare. Watch the space. Its beginning of a new era of healthcare .
Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare...
Well-regarded surgeon and author Atul Gawande, a critic of his industry's medical practices, will lead the new company being formed by Amazon.com Inc,...
The first round of the polio vaccination campaign started today in #PapuaNewGuinea with simultaneous launches in 3 provinces: Morobe, Madang and Eastern Highlands, supported by the Gov't of #PNG, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), @Rotary, @UNICEF and @WHO.
People who have suffered trauma and are at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (#PTSD) should be offered therapy within one month, says our recent draft guidance. Read the full story here: https://t.co/GibFspSR16
Today @DrTedros is in #China. He met with the Head of the new State International Development Cooperation Agency. They discussed cooperation in #PrimaryHealthCare, malaria, investment in human resources and access to medicines.