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Occupational Therapist / Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau

Organisation Capital and Coast District Health Board
Area, City Porirua, Wellington
Advert reference AH081-19
Contact person Dani Armstrong
Contact website and/or email


Contact telephone 04 806 2552
Permanent/temporary Temporary
Full/part time full time / part time
Closing date for applications 19-05-2019


Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

  • Location: Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua 
  • Contract: Fixed Term 

Older Adult, Rehabilitation and Allied Health (ORA) Services are provided to people of all ages in inpatient, outpatient and community settings. This role is part of the ORA inpatient allied health service provides services to people in Wellington Regional Hospital and Kenepuru hospital in Porirua.

Come and join our thriving multidisciplinary team at Kenepuru Hospital. It is a close-knit, supportive and fun team, providing a great work environment for the successful candidate.

This role is a fixed term role to support the team with additional winter beds which are open for 5 months.

As a team, we work hard and strive to provide an excellent, evidence-based service to our patients. This is a great opportunity to join our team and develop your skills.

The successful applicant will have a strong interest in health of the older person as they will be based in this at Kenepuru Community Hospital predominantly with older people experiencing functional change due to multiple medical conditions or accident related injuries.


  • You will provide specialist occupational therapy assessments and interventions to efficiently achieve timely discharges in the best interests of the client, and may provide ongoing follow up in the community as part of this.
  • You will work collaboratively with your colleagues in contributing to comprehensive assessments and development of a multidisciplinary plan.
  • You will also support colleagues in other clinical areas as required by the service and mentor students. Clinical areas can include health of older people wards, surgical unit and rehabilitation ward.
  • To safely and effectively meet the needs of the people we work with, an Occupational Therapist in this position will need a broad range of skills while working in an inpatient or community setting to assist individuals and families to maximise their optimal occupational performance and engagement in daily life roles.


  • Minimum of 3 years clinical practice  with at least 1 year working with an older adult client group.
  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge in:
  • the application of functional, cognitive, rehabilitative and compensatory approaches to occupational based assessment, goal setting and  intervention
  • Assessment of cognition to assist in determining capacity.
  • manual handling assessment, interventions and training others
  • pressure care assessment and management
  • sound clinical reasoning in the management of patient care
  • using ‘SMART’ clinical goals to work in an integrated way with their multidisciplinary colleagues
  • working within an MDT
  • Have the knowledge to be/or experience of being an approved assessor with Enable New Zealand in personal care and household management
  • Experience of:
  • working collaboratively with community providers to support integrated practice
  • promoting the occupational therapy role whilst effectively working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • working in a high turnover, fast paced environment
  • Current full NZ driver’s licence with ability to drive a manual and automatic car (required for roles based in the community or where the role may be required to work across multiple sites).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet resources and e-mail.
  • A high standard of written and spoken English.


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 5,100 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs – Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ button.

Applications close on 19 May 2019. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email [email protected] and please indicate the vacancy number (AH081-19) and job title in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

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