Occupational Therapist / Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau – Inpatient Team


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Location: Hutt Hospital 

Service:   Occupational Therapy – Inpatient Team 

Contract: Full time, 12 months fixed term 

About the role

We are seeking an Occupational Therapist with an immediate start to take up a fixed term contract working in our inpatient acute and rehabilitation service. 

While the role would initially be based on our rehabilitation ward, our ideal candidate would work flexibly across acute and rehabilitation services to support client care. 

This position is 40 hours per week. It is suitable for an occupational therapist with 3+ years clinical experience. We are looking for a candidate who has either experience working in acute wards and /or rehabilitation. 

You will be working collaboratively with patients, their whanau and the multidisciplinary team, therefore good communication skills are essential. 

You will find professional support from your Occupational Therapy colleagues within the team and from the Professional Leader for Occupational Therapy. You will receive regular supervision and mentoring working within a team of experienced therapists.

What you'll bring 

  • Comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to liaise effectively with health professionals both within the in-patient services and community
  • Strong clinical reasoning skills 
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • Strong prioritisation skills and experience with complex discharge planning

Applicants must hold New Zealand OT Board registration,  have a current APC and a full NZ driver’s licence. 

We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support.

How to apply

Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. You can also apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website: huttvalleydhb.org.nz.

Please note: For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

For further information on this role, please email our Recruitment Team and indicate the vacancy number 1114252A-21 and job title in the subject line.

HVDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

 Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed


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Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: 1114252A-21

Location: Lower Hutt

Closing Date: Sunday, 18 April 2021