Occupational Therapist
Mental Health Services for Older People In-Patient Unit

Employment Type: Permanent – 0.6 FTE

He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with excellent interpersonal skills and an interest in working with older people. 

This varied role will involve completing functional, cognitive, and sensory assessments, developing the activity programme with the Occupational Therapy Assistant, running community group programs, and completing one to one treatment. 

The Occupational Therapist will work within the Mental Health Recovery principles and person-centred care model to enhance the quality of life.  The successful applicant will be expected to have a good understanding of mental health conditions and the ageing related illness. 

We are open to applications from New to Practice OT's, and you will be supported to develop skills in mental health and older persons health.  To be considered for this role you will need to be registered with the New Zealand Occupational Therapy Board, hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate and a full, clean driver licence.

This is a permanent 0.6 FTE position, working 48 hours per fortnight.

Mō Tātou – About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne.  We serve a population of approximately 259,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki.  Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits 

  • Access to ongoing in-house professional development
  • Commitment to staff wellness and healthy working practices (e.g. We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
  • Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
  • Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership 
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Free onsite parking 
  • Discounts (with local businesses)

Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values

At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty (formally Bay of Plenty District Health Board BOPDHB) we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.

Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.

Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career’s portal. 

Due to this position having contact with children and Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty 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.

Job Details

Reference 005003084
Location Tauranga
Work Type Permanent Part Time
FTE 0.6
Closing Date 15/10/2023