Community Occupational Therapist

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    5 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Otago
  • Date Advertised: 25-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/11961
  • Job Title: Community Occupational Therapist
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Community Occupational Therapist

Wakari Hospital

  • Full time 1.0 FTE (40hour/week)

Helping people live independently for longer… does this sound like a dream…? Then read on…

About the opportunity

The Wakari hospital based Community Occupational Therapy team is a close-knit dedicated team of professionals with the same interests as you – ‘putting the patient at the centre of everything that they do’. As a Community Occupational Therapist you will spend your clinical time with patients in the community or in their homes ensuring their safety and independence for longer. The Occupational Therapists are part of the community allied health team and work closely with physiotherapy, Dietetics and Speech Language Therapy.

About you

This role ideally requires an experienced Occupational Therapist who is an accredited Enable assessor, working towards credentialing for complex housing modifications and wheeled mobility and postural management (levels 1 & 2). You’ll be experienced in facilitating and prescribing complex adaptive equipment or environmental adaptations, provision of wheelchairs and or seating requirements for patients. You’ll be computer literate with strong attention to detail to allow you to complete paperwork for funding of equipment and resources.

Within this position you will require:

  • Advanced comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within the inter professional team
  • Ability to direct and delegate to Rehabilitation Assistants
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals, both within the in-patient services and in the community setting
  • Recent experience of working with the older adults in acute, rehabilitation or community settings

We offer supervision and opportunities for ongoing professional development. Teaching and supervision of Occupational Therapist students, and participation in their continuing professional development is an expectation of this role. Were looking for a self-motivated, efficient and productive person with excellent time management skills to prioritise and manage a busy case load. If you are full of energy and can bring enthusiasm and a can do attitude to our team, we would love to hear from you!

You must hold a full clean driver’s licence and be registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand, holding a current annual practising certificate.

To be successful in the role you will have a strong commitment to your ongoing professional development and Calderdale framework.

Very rarely do vacancies come up in this team so make the most of this rare opportunity and apply today.

Why Dunedin?

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Sunday, 14 February 2021.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: