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Hand Therapist (Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist)

Organisation Waikato District Health Board
Area, City Waikato
Advert reference WAI12433
Contact person Veronica Eichmann
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Please apply directly online: https://tas-adhbrac.taleo.net/careersection/.wai_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=wai12433

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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 30-01-2020


Job Number: WAI12433

Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital
The details: Permanent 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week, 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday)

Join our great hand therapy team for the opportunity to work alongside our clients throughout their health journey

About the role:
We are looking for an experienced hand therapist, preferably with experience in providing care to clients with traumatic upper limb conditions. You will be based at the Meade Clinical Centre located on the Waikato Hospital campus, with the potential for visits to our rural hospitals in order to provide clinical input. Our organisation is a tertiary hospital trauma service, and as such has a wide range of complex injuries coming through our doors. We enjoy close proximity and working relationships with the plastics and orthopaedic surgeons and are looking for someone who understands the value of collaborative working.

About you:
As the ideal person for this role, you will have the following skills and attributes;

  • Registration and current annual practicing certificate (or in the process of obtaining) with either Te Poari Whakaora Ngangahau o Aotearoa or Te Poari Tiaki Tinana o Aotearoa (the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand or the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand).
  • Ideally, the applicant will also be a Registered or Associate Member of Hand Therapy New Zealand.
  • An ability to live and lead the Waikato DHB values of Whakamana (Give and earn respect), Whakarongo (Listen to me; talk to me), Mauri Pai (Fair Play), Whakapakari (Growing the good), Kotahitanga (Stronger Together).
  • A commitment to achieving excellent clinical and business outcomes based on quality service delivery and outstanding and empathetic patients care.
  • A sound grounding in upper limb anatomy, from finger-tip to cervical spine.
  • Experience supervising student and junior practitioners, preferred but not essential.
  • An ability to work autonomously completing comprehensive clinical assessments, as well as use adult teaching principles to engage health consumers.
  • A strong team focus, and excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
  • A full clean New Zealand driver’s license.

This position is Children’s Worker, as defined by the Children’s Act (2014), and as such appropriate screening will be conducted.

For further information regarding the role, please contact Veronica on [email protected]

About Waikato DHB and the Allied Health Service:
The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. 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 Maori communities.

Allied Health is a department of the Waikato DHB that provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetic, Audiology & New Born Hearing screening, Social Work, and Psychology services. Staff within these professions are all involved in direct client care and work in a wide range of situations to improve the health and wellbeing of the people they work with. Their work includes people who are acutely unwell in hospital, or requiring rehabilitation for serious illness or injury, people who have chronic illness or disability and need to improve functional independence and quality of life. Allied Health staff work in partnership with individuals and their family/whanau to facilitate relationships and a smooth journey through the healthcare system.

A wide range of education, training and learning opportunities are offered to our allied health staff, for more information click here.

Your application:
Please apply directly online on the Waikato DHB website. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the application process please contact [email protected]

Application closing date: 30 January 2020.

Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

  • Give and earn respect – Whakamana
  • Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
  • Fair play – Mauri Pai
  • Growing the good – Whakapakari
  • Stronger together – Kotahitanga

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