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Occupational Therapist – ED/Surgical

Organisation Waikato District Health Board
Area, City Waikato Hospital Hamilton
Advert reference WAI18426
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Please apply directly online here: http://tas-adhbrac.taleo.net/careersection/.wai_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=wai18426

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Permanent/temporary Permanent
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Closing date for applications 20-09-2021


Occupational Therapist – ED/Surgical

Permanent, 64 hours per fortnight (0.8 FTE)

The Occupational Therapy team is part of a dynamic and growing Allied Health service.  We currently have an opportunity for a New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist to join our team predominantly working within the Surgical and Emergency departments.

Waikato DHB is one of the largest tertiary hospitals in New Zealand specialising in a number of surgical areas and has one of the busiest emergency departments in New Zealand. Allied health have well-developed surgical services and in recent years have developed our services within ED, proactively contributing to patient outcomes and supporting patients to remain in the community with appropriate supports and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

The Occupational therapy service provides 7 day services both in Surgical and the Emergency department to support timely intervention, discharge planning, and admission avoidance.

This position may require rostered shifts that include regular weekend work and may include public holidays.

We are seeking someone with;

  • A positive, flexible attitude
  • Ability to problem solve, think outside the square
  • Proven ability with prioritisation and time management
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Experience in working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • An interest in service development

To be successful in this position you will have;

  • Registration with the Occupational therapy Board of New Zealand
  • A current annual practicing certificate
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as an Occupational therapist
  • Experience working in a range of inpatient settings
  • Experience working in ED

As an organisation, we offer;

  • clinical training and professional development opportunities
  • regular supervision
  • a dynamic clinical setting
  • support and in-service training with the wider Allied Health service
  • a very supportive working environment

If you feel you demonstrate the qualities listed above and are keen to be involved in this exciting service development we welcome your applications.

If you would like to discuss this position prior to applying please contact Katie Park on 021 323 731.

Waikato District Health Board

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. You can read about our vision, strategy and values  here.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is a Level-1 trauma centre and one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology. We also run a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering 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 service. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values, to apply, and would like to encourage applicants who have a Māori world view.

Your application:

Please apply directly online; including a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Taylor Spence in the Recruitment Team at [email protected]

Application closing date: 20 September 2021.


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