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Occupational Therapist, Hauora Tairāwhiti

Organisation Hauora Tairāwhiti
Area, City Gisborne
Advert reference HAU00532
Contact person Jordana Sweeney, Clinical Leader
Contact website and/or email

To apply, please visit our careers page www.hauoratairawhiti.org.nz

If this sounds like you, we welcome you application, and ask you to contact Jordana Sweeney, Clinical Leader Occupational Therapy, on (06) 869-0500 ext 8094 or email [email protected] for further information.

Contact telephone 06 869 0500
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 19-03-2021


Occupational Therapist

  • Exciting opportunity replacing a full time member of staff within our Occupational Therapy team comprised of inpatient and community settings.
  • Work in sunny Gisborne (proud to be the first city to see the sunrise). Amazing beaches, walks, art, food and culture.
  • Bring your Occupational Therapy skills to be part of a supportive, diverse team.

About the position

This post is for a permanent, full time Occupational Therapist to work across the inpatient and community team with opportunities for a rotational position.  

We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, welcoming, and incredibly supportive atmosphere. We have a strong commitment to regular supervision (formal and informal), peer supervision and professional development with a variety of training opportunities to facilitate your learning needs.

We are patient-focused and utilise the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement to drive our process and measures our patient outcomes. We use an evidenced based approach in our assessments and interventions and we are quality driven. We work in an inter-disciplinary environment promoting independence, health and well-being for the people of our community.   

We are looking for someone (ideally with experience) to work across the orthopaedic, medical, paediatric, rehabilitation and surgical wards. The ideal candidate will have a willingness to learn about wheelchair and seating assessments, pressure care intervention, cognitive assessments and housing modification assessments.

Who are we looking for?

  • Applicants must be registered with the OT Board of New Zealand
  • Current practising certificate
  • A current, clean and full driver’s licence (ability to drive a manual is desirable but not essential)

Desirable skills to bring:

  • Self-sufficient, organised, good communicator, motivated, takes initiatives.
  • Enjoys working with people of all ages and different professions.
  • Has the ability to think on their feet, work at times in a quick paced environment.
  • Can effectively problem solve and think laterally.
  • Hard working, inquisitive, open to all learning opportunities.
  • Accountable and has good time management skills. 

If this sounds like you, we welcome you application, and ask you to contact Jordana Sweeney, Clinical Leader Occupational Therapy, on (06) 869-0500 ext 8094 or email [email protected] for further information.

About Hauora Tairāwhiti & Gisborne

 Gisborne Hospital is the main health care provider for a wide geographical area, Tairāwhiti, extending up the East Cape of New Zealand, creating enormous scope and a variety of work. This however has not stop the hospital’s reputation of a one team approach being friendly and inviting, where all members of staff great each other. 

 Set in a beautiful coastal city, providing health care to a population of 47000 people, professionals have a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference in this community, utilising problem solving skills and innovative ideas to support our people. 

 Gisborne has been recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, or start a new life. Gisborne is a relaxed city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city has superb outdoor facilities, golden beaches, a warm tropical climate and a vibrant local economy based on wineries, agriculture and tourism. Please visit https://tairawhitigisborne.co.nz/ to find out more about our beautiful region.

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