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Occupational Therapist – CREST

Organisation Canterbury District Health Board
Area, City Christchurch
Advert reference CA0SD6
Contact person Recruitment
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Contact telephone 021842663
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 12-01-2020


  • Permanent, full-time opportunity (1.0FTE) working in an experienced team of healthcare professionals
  • Bring your passion for people and utilise your clinical skills to improve the health outcomes of our community!
  • Registration with the NZ Occupational Therapy Board and an Annual Practising Certificate is essential

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

The Community Rehabilitation Enablement Support team (CREST) is at the forefront of community-based healthcare, working with clients to optimise safety and independent functioning in their own homes. As an Occupational Therapist in CREST you will be required to look at clients holistically but focus on the details to meet their safety and rehabilitation needs at home.

We have a permanent, full-time (1.0FTE) opportunity for a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist to join us at CREST! The days required for this position are Monday – Friday (start and finish times are negotiable).

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Undertaking occupational therapy assessments and developing and implementing intervention and treatment plans in conjunction with the client and whanau
  • Managing and prioritising a busy caseload
  • Carrying out assessments and treatments plans in a holistic manner with a view to possible referral to other disciplines and support agencies
  • Ensuring timely assessment of patient needs on discharge to ensure optimum support is provided as they return to their homes

Your skills will include the following:

  • The ability to hit the ground running with the energy and passion to deliver a high standard of care to patients
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work as a member of an inter-disciplinary team
  • Enthusiasm for knowledge sharing across and beyond your discipline
  • The ability to establish an early rapport with patients and families, and interact with a wide range of people from varying backgrounds
  • As this is a community position and travel is required, a full NZ driver’s licence is essential
  • Registration with the NZ Occupational Therapy Board and an Annual Practising Certificate is essential
  • Demonstrated specialty area experience and professional development is preferable

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on [email protected] for additional information.

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