Community Team – Occupational Therapist

June 20th, 2022

FTE 0.7 Porirua Based

Mary Potter Hospice is recruiting for an Occupational Therapist to join the Porirua Community Multi-Disciplinary Team. Our Occupational Therapists are an important part of our hospice service which provides our patients and their whānau with the link between meaningful activity and wellbeing. 

It takes a very special skillset to work in palliative care. Our Clinical, Allied Health and Medical teams work closely together and we are small enough to ensure you establish strong working relationships across the whole Hospice.  We can offer development pathways in Palliative Care if required.

This position is 28 hours per week, split between FTE 0.6 Porirua Community and FTE 0.1 Flexi across the bases where needed.

 What you will bring to the role:

  • have experience of working in a palliative care setting,  worked with palliative care needs in the community, or have a keen interest in and understanding of Palliative Care models.
  • be able to work independently and to show initiative when solving complex problems in the community
  • assess, plan, implement and evaluate occupational therapy interventions
  • work collaboratively with all multi-disciplinary teams to provide the best care for our patients and whānau.

As well as all this, you will be an experienced and registered Occupational Therapist with a current practicing certificate and an understanding of and commitment to the multidisciplinary team approach to patient care.

 What we offer:

A welcoming work environment, with an award winning staff wellbeing programme including carer’s leave (on top of sick leave), personal wellbeing allowance, birthday leave, EAP and flu vaccinations and there is support for further professional development. If you think you might like to be part of our team here at Mary Potter Hospice we would love to hear from you.

Please send a cover letter, CV and application form to Catherine Hart, Mary Potter Hospice, PO Box 7442, Newtown 6242 or email Catherine.Hart@marypotter.org.nz by 7 July 2022.

For further information please phone Jess Rowe, Community Manager – Porirua, 021 984 627

Occupational Therapist Job Description
Mary Potter Hospice Application Form
Mary Potter Hospice Wellness Brochure