Occupational Therapist Core II (Permanent, Full-Time)

2023-08-10 to 2023-08-16
Job Number
Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland
Work Type
Full Time
Closing Date
Job Description
* Join our friendly, high functioning interdisciplinary team within the community
* Continue your professional growth with clinical and professional supervision and support on offer
* Visa and relocation support on offer for suitable candidates

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

We have the opportunity for a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist to join our district-wide extended (core II) rotation programme. Rotations run for 12-months and our programme offers you the opportunity to further develop skills within the areas of rehabilitation, neurology and stroke, wheelchair and seating, community and paediatric specialities. This is a permanent, full-time (40 hours/week) role starting within the mobility solutions – wheelchair and seating service based at Pt Chev Clinical Centre:
* Core II staff are supported to assume additional responsibilities alongside developing your clinical skills, including management and supervision skills, and supporting the development of less experienced staff in prioritisation and case load management
* Facilitate timely transitions of patients back into the community
* Collaborate with patients and the multidisciplinary team providing specialist occupational therapy assessment and interventions
* Meaningful support and orientation to your practice contexts with robust opportunities for critical reflection on practice, including peer review and professional supervision
* Work alongside your wider Allied Health colleagues using an interdisciplinary model to deliver high quality and effective services
* On the job training with continuous improvement and development opportunities including a well-established in-service training programme

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

As the ideal candidate for this role you will have:
* New Zealand registration as an Occupational Therapist and current Annual Practicing Certificate
* 18+ months post graduate experience with sound clinical reasoning skills and use of evidence informed practice
* A clean New Zealand Drivers licence
* Ability to work collaboratively with a range of professional groups in a multidisciplinary setting
* Effective time management, prioritisation and organisation skills
* Drive, energy and initiative with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* A pro-active / can-do approach with the ability to be flexible and work autonomously as well as in a team

For more information about this role please contact Lisa Swann- Interim Service Lead ([email protected])

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.

We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.

We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.

He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

Te Toka Tumai Auckland is one of the leading healthcare providers in New Zealand offering a wide range of tertiary and quaternary clinical services to a large and diverse population. We have state of the art facilities and provide our services from three hospitals – Auckland City Hospital, Starship Children’s Health and Greenlane Clinical Centre.

* Access to our fleet of pool vehicles
* Free educational seminars open to all staff

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

APPLY now!!! We are screening applications as they come in and might close the vacancy as soon as we have a good pool of suitably qualified candidates!!

To apply please click on the ‘Apply’ tab below and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter.

Immigration/Visa Support

Immigration NZ has introduced a new Accredited Employer Work Visa system from 4 July 2022 that includes a simplified residency process for health workers on the new “Green List” of occupations – and this position is one of those designated critical positions! Of course for successful candidates offered a position with us who require a Work Visa, we will provide support with their Visa application. Here are the links to two key pages of NZ Immigration's official site for more information: Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa and Immigration NZ Green List Occupations

The remuneration for this position is covered by a collective agreement (PSA Allied, Public Health Scientific Technical MECA)

Salary Range: Step 1 $58,513 to Step 8 $85,204 (Depending on Experience)

We are committed to our workforce reflecting the communities serve and welcome applicants from all backgrounds to join.

If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Vaidehi Sharma - Recruitment Consultant at [email protected] quoting ref #ADHB13604 to discuss how we can best support your application.

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This position is a Core Children's worker under the Children's Act & requires full safety checks completed before any new employee starts.
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