Occupational Therapist | Adult Community Therapy Service | 0.5 Ot & 0.5 Seating & Wheelchair

Last update 2024-02-26
Expires 2024-03-26
ID #2028794295
Occupational Therapist | Adult Community Therapy Service | 0.5 Ot & 0.5 Seating & Wheelchair
New Zealand, Canterbury, Christchurch,
Modified February 13, 2024


* Join an experienced and dynamic interdisciplinary team, working with clients experiencing a variety of complex physical health needs * Work with clients in their homes and communities towards optimising their health, independence and community participation * A unique opportunity to develop a high skill level in seating, mobility solutions and postural management, while maintaining an occupational therapy clinical caseload * Support to work towards Wheeled Mobility and Postural Management accreditation if required, including custom fabrication credentialing * Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board (OTBNZ) with current APC is essential * Secondment opportunities considered Mō te tūnga | About the Role The Adult Community Therapy Service (ACTS) delivers allied health services to adults aged 16-65 in our Canterbury community, within a Hub and Spoke model (including the Burwood Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Longhurst and Rangiora sites).

We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist who is passionate about providing person-centred care within clients own homes, communities and also clinic settings.

This is a busy, varied role, where you are guaranteed a varied case load and will work as part of dynamic, supportive and experienced allied health team.

Your time would be equally split between provision of occupational therapy input and Seating/Wheelchair work.

You will be supported to develop your seating and wheelchair knowledge and skills as required.

You will need to be an NZ registered Occupational Therapist with a current Annual Practicing Certificate.

Travel within the Canterbury region is required for this role.

Ko wai koe | About You In this role, you will be responsible for: * Undertaking Occupational Therapy assessments and developing and implementing treatment plans, considered within a holistic approach * Undertaking Wheelchair/Seating/24-hour postural management assessments and implementing best-practice solutions * Providing education and resources to your clients 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 Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and Experience * Registration with the NZ Occupational Therapy Board and current annual practicing certificate is essential * A minimum of 2 years - post-qualification experience; * Experience working with adults with complex needs, including a variety of neurological conditions is desirable * Able to undertake standardised and non-standardised (formal/informal) occupational therapy assessment to identify appropriate clinical and therapy interventions * Excellent skills working within teams and maintaining relationships with service providers in the community * Enable NZ Equipment and Housing Modification accreditation or willingness to work towards this * Level 1 Wheeled Mobility and Postural Management accreditation is desirable * A sound understanding of Mo H Enable NZ criteria and processes * A full driver - s license is essential Mō mātou | About Us - Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do - Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, 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 Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand) When you work at the Te Whatu Ora, 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.

We offer relocation packages for international applicants.

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 ****** 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.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Occupational therapist | adult community therapy service | 0.5 ot & 0.5 seating & wheelchair

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