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• Provide Occupational Therapy assessment and therapeutic interventions to service users and improve the health and wellbeing of the Canterbury community!
• NZ Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board and Annual Practicing Certificate is essential
• Permanent, Full time opportunity 1.0FTE
• PSA Allied, Public Health, Scientific & Technical, Step 1- 7 based on experience

Mō te tūnga | About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to join the supportive Occupational Therapy team at Christchurch Hospital. This is a Full-time (40 hours/week) permanent role on the Christchurch Hospital Acute Campus site.

In this role, you will be responsible for:
• Working with patients to provide comprehensive Inter-disciplinary and specific occupational therapy based assessments, patient centred goal setting, therapeutic interventions, and education to whānau and friends and IDT colleagues
• Working with patients from diverse social and cultural backgrounds and working collaboratively with... whanau, the wider multidisciplinary team to ensure the best outcomes
• Delegation of clinical tasks to Allied Health Assistants
• Identifying and contributing towards quality improvement initiatives.
• Being involved in transfer and discharge planning.
• Mentoring and supervision of other colleagues within the wider Occupational Therapy service
• As part of the team you will also contribute to the weekend roster on a regular basis

Ko wai koe | About You

You will have a passion and desire to work in acute care within a team environment, and want to grow and develop professionally as an occupational therapist.

You can expect to be well supported in your role. You will receive mentoring, supervision and professional development so that you can grow as an occupational therapist and progress in your career.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

Your skills will include:
• Sound clinical assessment and problem solving skills
• The ability to work autonomously and collaboratively, to develop positive interpersonal relationships, and work flexibly within the inter-disciplinary team, with a team player attitude
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skill.
• Strong clinical reasoning skills and use of evidence informed practice
• Effective time management and organisational skills
• Strong prioritisation skills and experience with discharge planning
• The willingness to engage in quality improvement mahi
• Clinical experience working within the acute hospital environment would be an advantage
• A willingness to learn and to share your learning
• A positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work;
• Registration with the NZ Occupational Therapy Board and current Annual Practicing Certificate (or eligibility to obtain)

Mō mātou | About Us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora

When you work at Health New Zealand, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted, therefore apply directly on our career site here. For additional information about this role please contact Alex Jay, Recruitment Partner on alexandra.jay@cdhb.health.nz

We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at Health New Zealand, there could be a place for you!

Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within Health New Zealand.

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