Occupational Therapist - North East Community Services Team

Occupational Therapist - North East Community Services Team

Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch)

Occupational Therapist - North East Community Services Team

Details of the offer

Fixed-term, part-time opportunity (0.5FTE/20hrs per week) from approximately July 2019 - October 2019
Registration with the New Zealand Occupational Therapy Board is essential
Provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of older persons through a patient-centred care approach

Our Purpose
When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.
The Team
Our North/East Community Services Team is a large interdisciplinary team working with clients in the community with a goal of maintaining patient independence. We offer assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of older persons.
We have a part-time opportunity based at The Princess Margaret Hospital working 20hrs per week (0.5FTE) for an experienced Occupational Therapist with a current Annual Practicing Certificate to join our North East Community Service Team! This opportunity is from approximately July - October 2019.
Days and hours of this role are to be negotiated with the successful candidate, and to meet the needs of the service.
The Role
In this role, you will be responsible for the following:
Completing assessments and formulating interventions to meet individual needs in collaboration with our multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
Assisting with the development of treatment plans and discharge planning
Working with patients from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, as well as their family/whanau, to achieve the best outcome for the patient

Your skills will include the following:
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively within the wider interdisciplinary team
Registration with the New Zealand Occupational Therapy Board with current Annual Practicing Certificate is essential
You will be an ENABLE Accredited Assessor, or willingness to obtain this
A minimum of two years postgraduate experience as an Occupational therapist is advantageous

Our Culture: What matters to us
Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata
Putting people at the heart of all we do
Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.
Belonging Here
Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.
If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.
If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.
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Source: Kiwihealthjobs


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