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Occupational Therapist – Rotational

Organisation Waikato District Health Board
Area, City Waikato
Advert reference WAI16997
Contact person Taylor Spence
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 21-04-2021


Waikato District Health Board has an exciting opportunity for a New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist to be part of our Rotational Programme, with a variety of opportunities available to expand your occupational therapy knowledge and skills in a range of clinical areas.

This full time, permanent position will allow the successful therapist an opportunity to rotate through a variety of clinical areas and settings, including six month rotations in Mental Health, Acute Inpatient, and Rehabilitation; and a range of one year rotations covering specialist areas in Inpatient Forensic Mental Health, Paediatrics, Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation, Inpatient General Rehabilitation and Hand therapy, Burns and Scar Management.

This rotation position will best suit a new graduate or someone with up to 2 years experience. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to rotate every six months or one year.


About you:

·       A positive, flexible attitude

·       Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team

·       Experience of working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

·       Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

·       An ability to grow from past clinical experiences

·       A new or recent graduate with a current annual practicing certificate (or is working through the process of obtaining)


As an organisation, we offer;

·       clinical training and professional development opportunities

·       regular supervision

·       a range of dynamic clinical settings

·       a specific new graduate and junior development and support programme

·       support and in-service training with the wider Occupational Therapy service


About Waikato DHB and the Allied Health Service:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver 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 serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Maori communities.

Allied Health is a department of the Waikato DHB that provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetic, Audiology & New Born Hearing screening, Social Work, and Psychology services. Staff within these professions are all involved in direct client care and work in a wide range of situations to improve the health and wellbeing of the people they work with. Their work includes people who are acutely unwell in hospital, or requiring rehabilitation for serious illness or injury, people who have chronic illness or disability and need to improve functional independence and quality of life. Allied Health staff work in partnership with individuals and their family/whanau to facilitate relationships and a smooth journey through the healthcare system.

A wide range of education, training and learning opportunities are offered to our allied health staff, for more information click here


Your application:

Please apply directly online here: http://tas-adhbrac.taleo.net/careersection/.wai_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=wai16997

Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the application process please contact Taylor Spence in the Recruitment Team at [email protected]


If you would like to discuss this position prior to applying please contact Megan Cryer on 021 323 731


Application closing date: 21 April 2021


Position description



Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

·       Give and earn respect – Whakamana

·       Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

·       Fair play – Mauri Pai

·       Growing the good – Whakapakari

·       Stronger together – Kotahitanga


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