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Occupational Therapist – Te Kuiti

Organisation Waikato DHB - Te Kuiti Hospital
Area, City Te Kuiti
Advert reference TEK00034
Contact person Taylor Spence at [email protected]
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 31-08-2021


Occupational Therapist – Te Kuiti 

ID: TEK00034

Where you’ll be working: Rural and Community Services Occupational Therapy, Te Kuiti Hospital

The details: Permanent, 80 hours per fortnight

An exciting opportunity has become available for an occupational therapist to join the Rural and Community Services Occupational Therapy team at Waikato District Health Board.

About the role:

You will be providing occupational therapy services to clients in Te Kuiti Hospital, clients who have been discharged with a rehab programme and also community clients within their home environment. You will be collaborating with clients and our multi-disciplinary team, providing specialist occupational therapy assessment and interventions.

What we offer you

-Meaningful support to practice with robust opportunities for critical reflection on practice, including peer review and regular clinical supervision

-On the job training with continuous improvement and development opportunities including a well established in-service training programme

-A great team environment and supportive culture

Required skills & experience:

We welcome applications from qualified occupational therapists who hold registration to practice with the OT Board or NZ. The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

-18 months post qualification experience

-Experience with the Ministry of Health funding process

-Sound clinical reasoning skills and evidence-informed practice

-A positive, flexible attitude

-The ability to work autonomously as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team

-Excellent time management skills

-Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

-Full driver’s license

If you would like to discuss this position further before applying please call Debbie Gibson, Occupational Therapy Manager on 021 969712.   

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.

We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

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 Māori communities.


Your application:

Please apply directly online here: http://tas-adhbrac.taleo.net/careersection/.wai_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=TEK00034

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

Application closing date: Open until filled


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