Occupational Therapist - Inpatient Rehab

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location: Wellington Regional Hospital/Kenepuru Hospital/Hutt Valley Hospital

Service: Occupational Therapy 

Contract: Full time, permanent 

Salary: As per MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

An opportunity for a motivated Occupational Therapist has become available in our Inpatient rehabilitation wards.  This is a permanent, full time position.

Role includes

  • Assessment, management, therapy and intervention of occupational performance issues in a rehabilitation       setting
  • Support the wider Occupational Therapy team when required
  • Mentor and support rotational Occupational Therapists
  • Active involvement in the development of the Occupational Therapy service 

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The Occupational Therapy service see patients/clients within the hospital or based in the community.  Services are based in MAPU, the acute wards, the rehabilitation wards and specialist outpatients

The Older Persons and Rehabilitation inpatient role has a caseload which consists of a wide range of patients/clients and requires knowledge of common medical, surgical, orthopaedic and age related conditions and detailed knowledge of diagnosis and clinical management of stroke and neurological conditions.

The successful candidate will be working with experienced occupational therapists across the inpatient and community setting.  Our department has a friendly supportive atmosphere and a strong team ethic. 

You will have good access to peer support, clinical and professional supervision.  Training is also available internally and externally, to help you continue to build skills and knowledge to provide excellent patient care.

Moū – About you

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with a minimum of three years’ experience. Previous experience in neurological rehabilitation, cognitive and age related conditions is highly preferred.  We are looking for someone ideally who has experience with supervising OTs and mentoring staff.  or who is motivated to develop their skills in these areas 

Skills & Experience

  • Registration and current APC with Occupational Therapy Board NZ
  • Recent clinical experience in inpatient setting
  • Experience in collaborative Multidisciplinary/Interprofessional practice
  • Enable NZ Accreditation in Personal care, household management and basic housing modifications
  • Enable NZ accreditation in wheeled mobility (desirable)
  • Demonstrates ability to build rapport with patient and whānau from all backgrounds
  • Current drivers licence

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast 

Hutt Valley

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service 

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email recruitment@ccdhb.org.nz and indicate the job title and vacancy number (23116886-23) in the subject line.

Your safety and that of our patients is important to us. It is our expectation that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19, having received two doses of an approved COVID 19 vaccination.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai
By joining together we will succeed

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 23116886-23

Location: Lower Hutt

Closing Date: 16 April 2023