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Occupational Therapist – Inpatient Rehab

Organisation Hutt Valley DHB
Area, City Hutt Valley, Wellington
Advert reference 10678
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 09-12-2018


Come and join our Inpatient Rehab team and extend your professional development.

Our hospital

Hutt Hospital, part of Hutt Valley District Health Board is a busy 270 bed general district hospital, serving a population of around 145,000. We provide most secondary services, as well as being the tertiary centre for regional plastic, maxillofacial and burns services, the regional rheumatology and school dental services and the greater Wellington public health and breast screening services.

The Occupational Therapy service provides assessment and intervention for patients/clients within the hospital or based in the community. Services are based in ED/MAPU, the acute wards, the rehabilitation wards, outpatient services and community occupational therapy.

About the role

We are seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist who has a focus on achieving positive outcomes to work in our inpatient rehabilitation service (OPRS). In this permanent, full time position (40 hrs per week) you will be part of an experienced multidisciplinary team working closely with clients and their families/whanau to achieve their goals.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in providing client-centred assessment, goal setting, rehabilitation and discharge planning with clients with acquired brain injury, neurological conditions and cognitive and age-related changes. You will have great time management skills and be flexible in providing OT assessment and intervention across the inpatient wards and in the community after discharge to support continuity of care for clients.

The role requires a high level of written and verbal communication and the ability to apply sound clinical reasoning when working with complex clients. We are seeking a therapist with at least three years clinical experience who has a commitment to collaborative team working and implementation of evidence based practice.

Skills and experience:

  • Minimum of three years clinical experience
  • New Zealand OT Board registration and Current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Full NZ driver’s licence
  • Enable NZ Accreditation in personal care, household management and basic housing modifications. Enable NZ Accreditation in wheeled mobility (desirable)


We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support.

How to apply

Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the ‘apply now’ button or through our careers website: www.healthyjobs.co.nz

Please note: We are unable to accept applications via email.

For further information on this role, please email [email protected] and indicate the vacancy number 8111351-18 and job title in the subject line.

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