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Occupational Therapist / Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau

Organisation Hutt Valley District Health Board
Area, City Wellington
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Closing date for applications 21-05-2021


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Location: Hutt Hospital 

Service: Early Supported Discharge (ESD) team

Contract: Permanent – full time

About the role

Our Early Supported Discharge (ESD) team is expanding and will now be supporting whānau by bringing people home earlier following a stroke. This means we have a position available for an Occupational Therapist, who is keen to help us transform our health services in the community. 

You will work with our colleagues in the acute medical unit and the Older Persons and Rehabilitation wards to identify whānau who can beneficially progress their rehabilitation at home, initially with more intensive input from ESD, and then transferring to Community Rehabilitation as required. 

Whilst this tranche of ESD development will have a particular focus on Stroke, the service to Older People and those discharging following an acute medical illness will continue to evolve. We are also planning to incorporate post-injury rehabilitation as our third stream of intensive home-based rehabilitation. 

The ESD service is embedded in Te Herenga Tangata, our Older Persons, Rehabilitation and Allied Health community team. This means you’ll have a number of Occupational Therapist colleagues as well as the skills of an extensive team of Allied health professions, RNs and Doctors to draw upon.  We will be moving towards more inter-professional practice approaches and are looking for therapists keen to cross skill and make the best use of what will be a growing Assistant workforce. 

We are committed to improving better health outcomes for Māori and Pacific whānau so you will bring an holistic approach to understanding people’s needs and your personal and professional commitment to health equity is a must. You’ll also bring sound clinical skills, excellent time and case load management, great communication, and inter personal skills. 

You will find professional support from your Occupational Therapy colleagues within the team and Professional Leader for Occupational Therapy. We are committed to developing a culturally diverse team and strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds with the right skills to consider applying. 

In order to offer a 7 day per week service, therapists in these roles will be rostered to work one weekend day per month with a rostered day off in the same fortnight and remuneration as per the MECA employment contract for Allied Health staff. 

How to apply

You can also apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website: https://huttvalleydhb.careercentre.net.nz/Job/Occupational-Therapist-Kaiwhakaora-Ngangahau/Lower-Hutt/12096

Please note: For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

For further information on this role, please email our Recruitment Team and indicate the vacancy number 113978-21 and job title in the subject line.

We promptly review all applications as they are received. If you are highly qualified, you will hear from one of our recruiters.

HVDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

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