Occupational Therapist

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Otago
  • Date Advertised: 12-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1488788
  • Job Title: Occupational Therapist
  • Business Unit:
  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Community Rehabilitation Services
  • Dunedin
  • Permanent, full-time position 1.0FTE (40 hours per week)

About us

Working in a dynamic and evolving community interdisciplinary team, you will be part of an experienced supportive team, planning and providing rehabilitation to our diverse patients.

We take pride in supporting our staff to grow and we enable ongoing professional development including regular team in-services, senior staff mentoring and peer review and access to course and conference funding. We support student education throughout clinical placements.

About the opportunity

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and expertise in rehabilitation with medical, orthopaedic and neurological conditions including stroke. You will also have the opportunity to support, teach and upskill students. The hours of work are flexible between 8.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

About you

As an Occupational Therapist, ideally you will bring a minimum of 2 years occupational therapy experience that includes working in a rehabilitation setting with patients with stroke, other neurological conditions. Experience with the frail elderly and orthopaedic conditions is also an advantage. You will demonstrate a strong understanding of optimising patient outcomes and facilitating effective discharge planning, using a patient centred and evidence-based approach to goal setting and intervention.

In addition, you will have enthusiasm and a willingness to commit to our team and patients. You will be expected to be active in-service quality initiatives, therefore be proactive, innovative and have a quality driven leadership approach.

For this permanent role covering the service, you will need to be a New Zealand registered Occupational Therapist with a current annual practising certificate.

Why Dunedin?

At the very top of the list of reasons to join us at Southern DHB is the lifestyle. We’re home to the most beautiful landscapes in NZ if it’s the great outdoors that presses your buttons. And we’re within easy reach of the likes of Queenstown if it’s adrenalin you seek. It’s all here – the opportunity to create a fantastic work-life balance is waiting for you!

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing, minimal traffic and friendly locals, but with the same sporting and cultural activities you’d find anywhere else. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region – and we – can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Sunday, 1 November 2020

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. If you’re interested, don’t delay applying!

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: jan.strachan@southerndhb.govt.nz

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: www.southernhealth.nz