Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Starship

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  • Permanent, full-time (40 hours per week)

  • Continuous improvement and development opportunities

Are you looking for a role that will inspire and encourage you to develop your career the way you want? Are you looking for a challenge and means to develop clinical expertise in your area of interest? If so, join our team!

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who has post graduate experience to join our district-wide extended (core II) rotation programme. Rotations are 12 months duration. This rotation programme offers you the opportunity to increase your clinical skills within the areas of rehabilitation, neurology, wheelchairs and seating, community, and paediatric specialities, and assist your career development.

Our current rotation vacancy is at Starship, Child Health. This paediatric rotation offers the opportunity to work in the acute setting at Starship Hospital. You will join an enthusiastic occupational therapy team and be part of a wider allied health service at Starship. 

This role offers the opportunity to develop knowledge of child development and skills in family centred practice. You will work with children and whanau within various clinical areas, delivering occupationally focused assessment and intervention.

Core II staff are supported to assume additional responsibilities alongside developing their clinical skills, including management and supervision skills, and supporting the development of less experienced staff in prioritisation and case load management. 

Ideally you will have the following skills, attributes and experience: 

  • At least 12-18 months post qualification experience

  • Ability to work collaboratively within an IDT.

  • A pro-active, 'can-do' approach

  • Sound clinical reasoning skills and use of evidence informed practice

  • Effective time management and organisational skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to facilitate timely transitions back into the community

  • Strong prioritisation skills and experience with complex discharge planning

In return, our commitment to you is to provide:

  • Meaningful support and orientation to your practice contexts

  • Collegiality and a strong community of occupation-focused practice

  • Professional governance, support and mentoring and a well-established in-service programme

  • Robust opportunities for critical reflection on practice including formal Peer Review and supervision

Please click here to view the position description.

If you need any further information about these positions, please contact Anna Creak , Service Clinical Director - Starship on 

To apply please visit the ADHB Careers website and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter.

For any queries or need assistance with your application please email, Kavitha John, Recruitment Consultant on quoting ref # ADHB10378

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is a Core Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.