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Mental Health Occupational Therapy Rotation Hamilton

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato Hamilton New Zealand

4 days ago

Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital

The details: Permanent – full time
• Be part of the national transformation in Health

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

New graduate Mental Health Occupational Therapy/ Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau rotation position

Te Whatu Ora has an exciting opportunity for a New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist/Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau to be part of our Mental Health rotational programme, which provides a variety of opportunities to expand your clinical knowledge and ability to become a skilled OT in this field.

Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service

This position will allow the successful therapist an opportunity to rotate through a variety of clinical mental health settings, including year-long rotations in acute inpatient, forensic inpatient rehab and community forensics. This experience could be the foundation for a long and successful career in mental health.

Mōu | About you We are seeking;
• A positive, flexible attitude, and a willingness to... learn
• Ability to work autonomously, as well as part of a team
• Experience of working collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
• A new or recent graduate with a current annual practicing certificate

(or is working through the process of obtaining)

As an organisation, we offer;
• clinical training and professional development opportunities
• regular supervision
• a range of dynamic clinical settings
• a specific new graduate and junior development and support programme
• Support and in-service training with the wider Occupational Therapy and mental health service

This rotation position will best suit a new graduate or someone with up to 2 years’ experience. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to rotate every one year (approximately).

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 [email protected]

Closing date: 28 March 2023


A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported
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