Occupational Therapist / Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau - Inpatient (Ortho/Surgical)

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Location:  Hutt Valley Hospital

Service: Occupational Therapy

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: As per MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

A position ideal for someone who enjoys teaching and mentoring, with a varied clinical caseload is available within our service. 
We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with between minimum 4 years’  clinical experience.  In this role you will clinically cover surgical wards that include orthopaedics, plastics and general surgery as well as providing an OT service to children’s wards.  You will also mentor and supervise our rotational OT in these areas.
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.

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 ED/APU, the acute wards, the rehabilitation wards and specialist outpatients.

You will be part of a highly skilled and supportive team. We offer professional supervision, a comprehensive orientation programme and ongoing professional development.

Moū – About you

In this role you must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will have the ability to prioritise, to work under pressure and to manage your time effectively. You will need to have skills in teaching and mentoring.

Skills & Experience
Registration and current APC with Occupational Therapy Board NZ
At least 4 years clinical experience in relevant inpatient setting
Experience with supervising and mentoring staff 
Experience in collaborative Multidisciplinary/Interprofessional practice
Enable NZ Accreditation in Personal care and  household management or equivalent
Demonstrates ability to build rapport with patient and whānau from all backgrounds
Involvement in service development 
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 (2116279-22).


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/Part Time

Job no: 2116279-22

Location: Lower Hutt

Closing Date: 2 April 2023