Occupational Therapist – Adult Community Therapy Service

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/PC0682751
  • Job Title: Occupational Therapist – Adult Community Therapy Service
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  • Summary:
  • Permanent part-time (20 hours per week) opportunity
  • Community-based experience with Neurological experience preferred
  • Registration with the Occupational therapy Board (OTBNZ) with current APC is essential

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

Working within a Hub and Spoke model (this includes the Burwood Hospital and the Princess Margaret Hospital sites), the Adult Community Therapy Service (ACTS) delivers allied health services to adults in our community. We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist who is passionate about providing client centered assessment and intervention within an inter-disciplinary allied health team. You will be an NZ registered Occupational Therapist with a current APC.

This is a permanent, part-time role working 20hrs per week. How these hours are arranged are to be discussed at the interview stages. Travel is required.

The Role: Where you fit in

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

  • Undertaking Occupational Therapy assessments and developing and implementing treatment plans, considered within a holistic approach
  • Provide education and resource, where appropriate, to the client and their family/whanau, as well as the wider interdisciplinary team
  • Prioritising, organising and managing a case load while allocating time appropriately
  • Engaging in service delivery reviews and associated quality improvement initiatives
  • Providing clinical leadership for junior staff, Allied Health assistants and students

Your skills will include the following:

  • Experience working with adults with complex needs including a variety of neurological conditions
  • Excellent skills working within teams and maintaining relationships with service providers in the community
  • Excellent assessment, treatment and problem solving skills as well as an understanding of the 24 hour postural needs for this client group
  • Enable NZ Equipment and Housing Modification accreditation;
  • Full driver’s licence and MRSA clearance
  • Registration with the relevant board and current annual practicing certificate is essential

This is a busy role where you are guaranteed a varied case load to manage and that will see you enjoy working with clients and their support people at home and in the community. Hours of work would be discussed with the manager at interview stages.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

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.

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 here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on recruitment@cdhb.health.nz for additional information.