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Occupational Therapy Advanced Clinician Paediatric Therapy and Social Work

Organisation Starship - ADHB
Area, City Auckland
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Contact person Victoria Wilson
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 03-03-2019


Are You:

  • An occupational therapist with significant skills and experience in paediatric rehabilitation?
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment where evidence-based practice, strengths in interdisciplinary practice, clinical reasoning, and decision-making skills are highly valued?
  • Seeking an opportunity to continue in your professional growth and develop your career?

Our Paediatric Rehabilitation Service is expanding, and we are seeking an experienced paediatric Occupational Therapist to join our service. We are looking for 0.8 FTE Occupational Therapy Advanced Clinician in Paediatric Rehabilitation (32 hours a week) to join the Allied Health team in Starship and be a key member of the dedicated Paediatric Rehabilitation Service.

You will join our dedicated multidisciplinary team of consultants, nurse specialist, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech-language therapists, clinical neuropsychologists and team-support who are driven by providing a high-quality clinical service across New Zealand. The Paediatric Rehabilitation Service is based at Starship Hospital.  Clinics are conducted at the Wilson Centre, and inpatients are based at both Starship and the Wilson Centre. We will be delivering a network of outreach clinics across the country, in which you will have the opportunity to participate.

Starship Child Health is the leading provider of paediatric care in New Zealand and the South Pacific, providing world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency, and urgent care to children and their whānau. A part of Auckland District Health Board, Starship Hospital is New Zealand’s largest tertiary healthcare provider committed to delivering whānau-centered care that focuses on the needs of the child first and values whānau as an important member of the care team. We seek to lead New Zealand in paediatric service delivery, in the provision of pre and post-graduate nursing education, and through the building of our reputation as a national centre of excellence in paediatrics.

You will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of our service; providing high-quality clinical care, teaching, training and supporting therapists around the country and developing the service to optimise outcomes for children.  You will also benefit from regular formal supervision, peer review, collegial support and active participation in education and in-service programmes.

The successful candidate need to be NZ registered Occupational Therapist with a current Annual Practicing Certificate, with the ability to work autonomously in a bicultural environment.

To apply, please visit our careers website at http://careers.adhb.govt.nz/, attaching your latest CV and cover letter outlining your motivation for this role.

For more information or for help with your online application, please contact Victoria Wilson, Recruitment Consultant on [email protected] quoting job number AUC03376

Applications Close: Sunday the 3rd of March 2019

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Core Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.

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We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering 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 & Pacific communities. Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity, and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to “do your life’s best work” at Auckland DHB.

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