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Occupational Therapist

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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Where you’ll be working: Based in Hamilton

The details: Fixed term until July 2024 - 48 hours per fortnight (0.6 FTE)

  • Be part of the national transformation in Health

  • We are looking for an Occupational Therapist | Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau to join our team

  • Join a values based organisation with a commitment to equity focused healthcare

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

This position is based at Gallagher Drive. In this role you will provide occupational therapy services to clients within their home environment. We offer a great team environment and supportive work culture as well as on the job training with continuous improvement and development opportunities including a well-established in-service training programme.

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(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Te Whatu Ora - Waikato website.)

Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service

Allied Health is a directorate within Waikato District that provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetic, Audiology & New Born Hearing screening, Social Work, and Psychology services. Staff within these professions are all involved in direct client care and work in a wide range of situations to improve the health and wellbeing of the people they work with. Allied Health staff work in partnership with individuals and their family/whanau to facilitate relationships and a smooth journey through the healthcare system.

Live and Work in the Mighty Waikato

The mighty Waikato is home to the Waikato River, pristine beaches, misty forests, local markets and a laid-back vibe which offers a wealth of nature-based activities and attractions for the whole whānau.

What we can offer you:

  • Meaningful support and orientation to your practice with robust opportunities for critical reflection on practice, including peer review and professional supervision

  • On the job training with continuous improvement and development opportunities including a well-established in-service training programme

  • A great team environment and supportive work culture

Mōu | About you

We welcome applications from qualified Occupational Therapists | Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau who hold a current registration to practice with the OT Board of New Zealand.

As the ideal person for this role, you will have the following skills and attributes:

  • At least 18 months post qualification experience and ideally experience with the Ministry of Health funding process, however will consider new graduate Occupational Therapist | Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau

  • Effective time management, prioritisation and organisation skills

  • Ability to work autonomously and part of a team

  • Rehab experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi 

  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

  • Sound clinical reasoning skills and use of the evidence informed practice

  • A full New Zealand drivers licence

If this role excites you, but you feel you don't tick all the boxes, then we still strongly encourage you to apply and show us where you do shine, and explain what areas you might need to grow or develop in.

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart

  • Whakamana – Give and earn respect

  • Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me

  • Mauri Pai – Fair play

  • Whakapakari – Growing the good

  • Kotahitanga – Stronger together

It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.

We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.

Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.

We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For any queries about the role please contact Juanita Dargaville, Occupational Therapy Manager on +64 21 323 731.

Closing date: Open until filled