Allied Health Assistant – Occupational Therapy

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 10-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1455840
  • Job Title: Allied Health Assistant – Occupational Therapy
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  • Summary:
  • Various full-time, part-time or casual opportunities based at Christchurch Hospital
  • Work alongside experience registered healthcare professionals and grow your knowledge in health
  • A varied role working in inpatient settings, no two days will be the same!

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Our team at Christchurch Hospital are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Allied Health Assistant to join our Occupational Therapy team! We’re a passionate and enthusiastic multidisciplinary team of Occupational Therapy Clinicians and Assistants who provide assessment, treatment and support to people in a hospital environment.

Our team of Allied Health Assistants carry out a range of activities that are integral in supporting our clinicians in ensuring the best health outcomes for our patients.

Working under the supervision of our Registered Occupational Therapists, this is an exciting opportunity to develop your career in healthcare! We are keen to hear from applicants who are passionate about ensuring the best health outcomes for our community. Please clearly outline in your cover letter whether you are interested in permanent or fixed-term roles, and if you would like to be considered for full-time, part-time or casual opportunities!

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Completing tasks assigned and supervised by our registered Occupational Therapists
  • Dropping off and setting up therapy equipment in the community
  • Clerical/reception duties as required including record keeping and updating patient files where appropriate

Your skills will include the following:

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage with a diverse group of people from varying backgrounds
  • The ability to take direction and carry out tasks autonomously
  • An acute awareness and respect for the importance of patient confidentiality
  • The ability to be flexible and adapt to a fast-paced environment in a time of change
  • A background in health and inpatient work is advantageous
  • As there may be the requirement to visit patient’s homes in the community, a full NZ driver’s licence is essential

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

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