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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Organisation Lakes District Health Board
Area, City Rotorua
Advert reference TAY010035
Contact person Carlynne Curd-Hope
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Email: [email protected]

Contact telephone 07 349 7913
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 28-02-2020


Permanent, full time

  • Free parking
  • 15 minute drive to work in peak traffic
  • Affordable housing
  • Sustainability committee
  • Access to countless outdoor activities
  • Excellent schooling at all levels

All of this and much more! Join us at Lakes District Health Board in Rotorua where you can truly have a balanced lifestyle.

Centrally located our district is well known for its many outdoor recreational activities including tramping, cycling, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding as well as lake and river water sports such as boating and kayaking. Less than one hours drive from the Bay of Plenty coast that offers lots of sun and good surf, boating, fishing and deep sea diving.
We currently have a vacancy within the new graduate rotation programme. The full time position is suitable for new graduate therapists, or someone who is wanting to consolidate their skills in a variety of clinical areas. This position is on a six monthly rotation.

The rotation includes the following areas:

  • Acute Orthopaedic and Surgical Services
    General Medical and Neurology Services
    Older Persons, Rehabilitation and Stroke Services

The role will allow you to complete the Occupational Therapy process with a varied caseload and provide the opportunity for working within the inpatient environment with the potential for some community follow-up work.
Opportunities for support and development within Rotorua Hospital include:

  • Clinical Supervision by Senior Staff
  • Professional Peer Review
  • Interdisciplinary New Graduate Peer Support within Rotorua Hospital
  • Regional Occupational Therapy New Graduate Support
  • Formal In-service Programme

In addition to providing direct Occupational Therapy, the Therapist will play a key role in contributing to the promotion and development of the Occupational Therapy service and the profession as a whole.

This is an exciting opportunity for a team player who is flexible, possesses a strong professional identity, along with evidence of culturally safe practice. We can offer the successful applicant a supportive working environment, with a team approach and commitment to ongoing education/professional development.

For further information contact:
Carlynne Curd-Hope
Professional Advisor
Occupational Therapy
Lakes District Health Board
Phone: 07 349 7913
Email: [email protected]

Apply online via our website www.lakesdhb.govt.nz

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