Occupational Therapist-Home Team
- Permanent part-time 0.5FTE (20 hours a week)
About the opportunity
The Home Team offers a 7 day a week service from 8 am to 8 pm. The focus of the service is hospital avoidance and supported discharge working across a range of settings including the community, Emergency Department and the Medical Assessment Unit. The Home Team is a comprehensive integrated service that is responsive to patient and service needs, focused on delivering one car up the drive way, one assessment and one plan of care.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist interested in working as part of an Inter-professional team. Within this position you will support the early discharge of appropriate patients from Dunedin Hospital. You will monitor their recovery and ensure each individual receives appropriate rehabilitation and/or packages of care at the right time to maximise their functional ability, and maintain their independence in their own home.
To add to the excitement of this part-time role, as an Allied Health professional within the Home Team you will also provide a responsive community based service for patients, who (while being medically stable) require urgent assessment and immediate coordination of services to prevent Emergency Department presentations or hospital admission.
This role requires a professional who is adaptive to change, resourceful, flexible to service needs and future development and has a genuine passion for working in the community
Within this position you will require;
- Advanced comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills
- Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within the interprofessional team
- Ability to direct and delegate to Rehabilitation Assistants
- Excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals, both within the in-patient services and in the community setting.
- Recent experience of working with the older adults in acute, rehabilitation or community settings
The health professionals within the Home team will cover Monday–Sunday with staggered start and finish times between the hours of 8 am- 8pm and all shifts are 8 hours.
You will need to be a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist with a current APC, a minimum of 2 years post registration experience in New Zealand and a full clean NZ driver licence.
To be successful in the role you will have a strong commitment to your ongoing professional development.
If you would like the opportunity to be part of this innovative team, then we would love to hear from you.
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Closing Date: Sunday, 9 August 2020
Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Act 2014
Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.
Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.