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Occupational Therapist – Hamilton

Organisation Waikato DHB
Area, City Hamilton
Advert reference HAM00728
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 28-09-2021


The details: Fixed term to April 2022, 80 hours per fortnight. Immediate start preferred


Waikato District Health Board (Waikato DHB), is one of New Zealand’s largest public hospitals, covering a large urban and rural community. We aspire to provide the highest standards of patient care and staff engagement which is underpinned by our organisational values:

 In this role you will provide occupational therapy services to clients within their home environment. This position is based at Community Services Hamilton, but may at times support the larger Waikato DHB catchment area. We provide assessment, treatment and intervention to clients in their home environment. You will collaborate with clients and the multidisciplinary team providing specialist occupational therapy assessment and interventions.

About the Community Occupational Therapy team:

  • Our occupational therapy team boasts many specialty areas, one of which is community occupational therapy

  • Meaningful support and orientation to your practice with robust opportunities for critical reflection on practice, including peer review and professional supervision

  • On the job training with continuous improvement and development opportunities including a well-established in-service training programme

  • A great team environment and supportive work culture


About you

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

  • At least 18 months post qualification experience and ideally experience with the Ministry of Health funding process.

  • Sound clinical reasoning skills and use of evidence informed practice

  • Effective time management, prioritisation and organisation skills

  • Drive, energy and initiative with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of professional groups in a multidisciplinary setting

  • Pro-active and can-do approach with the ability to be flexible and work autonomously as well as in a team.

  • Full driver’s licence


If you would like to discuss this position further before applying please call Debbie Gibson, Occupational Therapy Manager on 021 969712.   

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. 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 here; http://tas-adhbrac.taleo.net/careersection/.wai_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=ham00728

Applications are not able to be accepted via email.


Application closing date: 28 September 2021


Position description 



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