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OT Clinical Leader

Organisation Hauora Tairāwhiti
Area, City Gisborne
Advert reference HAU00414
Contact person Kate Mather
Contact website and/or email

[email protected]

Contact telephone (06) 869-0500 ext 8678
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 18-10-2020




A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to clinically lead a passionate Occupational Therapy team. This is a 1.0 FTE role (40 hours per week).


 The team are committed to the values and behaviours of Hauora Tairāwhiti and have a clear model of practice that drives process and measures outcomes. You will provide clinical and professional leadership to the team, including; recruitment, team and service development, budget management and supervision. As the clinical leader you will be managing a team of therapists that work between the inpatient and community settings, ensuring people experience a coordinated timely journey from initial contact to discharge. Providing a safe, equitable and high quality service to the people of Tairāwhiti will be paramount.


The successful applicant will have:


  • A high level of Occupational Therapy Knowledge and evidence based clinical practice to carry out the duties and responsibilities for the role.

  • 5 years post grad experience in a variety of setting and preferably with ENABLE New Zealand accreditation for wheelchair and seating and complex housing.
  • A high level of understanding and support of integrated working.

  • Registration and a current practicing certificate with the OT board of New Zealand.

  • A passion for occupation with drive and motivation.

  • Excellent time management.
  • Evidenced leadership skills and an ability to work as a team member.

  • Excellent communication skills in order to establish and maintain effective therapeutic and working relationships.

  • Analytical skills related to service development, statistical and budget activity.

  • Ability to develop and implement efficient and effective systems and processes to ensure smooth and consistent service delivery.


Gisborne Hospital is the base for a wide geographical area, creating an enormous scope and variety of work for an enthusiastic Clinical Leader. You will have the opportunity to improve equity and provide a quality service to the Tairāwhiti community while enjoying a work life balance in a beautiful coastal setting.


Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Gisborne is a relaxed city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring safe community. The city has superb outdoor facilities, golden beaches, a warm climate and a vibrant local economy based on wineries, agriculture, surfing and tourism.


Applicants must be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand, have a current practicing certificate, and have clean and full driver’s licence. The successful candidate will be subject to a police screen.


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If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Kate Mather Clinical Care Manager Shared Services on (06) 869-0500 ext 8678 or email [email protected] for further information.


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