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1 Occupational Therapist OPHRS Intermediate Care Assessment and Treatment Team (ICATT), Community ACC Wheelchairs and Seating 1. PURPOSE OF POSITION The appointee to this position is responsible for providing Occupational Therapy service to clients in the Intermediate Care Assessment and Treatment Team (ICATT) and Community services. ICATT is part of the Older Person Health and Rehabilitation Services (OPHRS): Eligible clients are accepted to the service for assessment and rehabilitation when they require input from two or more members of the ICATT Interdisciplinary team. The role will also includes ACC wheelchairs and seating. 2. ORGANISATIONAL VALUES The Taranaki District Health Board (TDHB) is committed to the strategic actions and behaviours of Work Together : Treating people with trust, respect and compassion Communicating openly, honestly and acting with integrity Enabling professional and organisational standards to be met Support achievement and acknowledging successes Creating healthy and safe environments Welcoming new ideas 3. DIMENSIONS Reports to: Number of people reporting to you Financial limits authority Operating Budget Community Clinical Lead Nil Nil Nil Page 1 of 6

2 4. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS External ACC Other DHB s Enable Access Ability (NASC) Access Able Internal OT Professional Lead Clinical Lead Community team OT team Other AH teams Geriatricians OPHRS inpatient and community team Community Support Services 5. ACCOUNTABILITIES Key area of responsibility 1. Clinical Duties Effectively provides an Occupational Therapy Service to designated clients and team Expected outcomes Follows the occupational Therapy process: a) Accept appropriate referrals i.e. when a client/tangata whaiora has, or is at risk of developing, an occupational performance issue. b) Screen the referral to determine appropriateness and prioritise accordingly. c) Select theoretical approach appropriate to the occupational performance issues d) Conduct assessments to identify the occupational performance components and environmental conditions. e) Negotiate goals with the client/tangata whaiora, and where appropriate family/whanau and other involved parties. f) Develop and implement action plans to achieve identified goals. g) Evaluate outcomes throughout the process and discontinue intervention as appropriate. Carries out specialised assessments for ACC and Ministry of Health clients and makes recommendations/applications for people with long term needs including housing modifications, equipment provision, wheelchairs and seating. Carries out Functional independence Measure. (FIM) Carries out specialised assessment and makes recommendations for people with short-term needs including housing solutions, equipment provision, wheelchairs and seating. Provides education to client/ family/carers/ tangata whaiora with the goal of the client adapting safely to Last Updated: 08 June 2015 Page 2 of 6

3 his/her current/future level of function. Educates and demonstrates safe use and maintenance of equipment/housing modifications. Develops individual rehabilitation programmes within the hospital and community to facilitate and maintain occupational performance. In conjunction with other Occupational Therapists, work is allocated to Occupational Therapy Assistants and Wheelchair Technician. Cover is provided for other services as requested by the Occupational Therapy Clinical Leader or Professional Lead. Cover may include any area within the service. 2. Professional Practice Acts in compliance with ethical, legal, professional and safety requirements Occupational Therapy practices are maintained at all times in accordance with the Code of Ethics for the profession, Occupational Therapy Core competencies, Occupational Therapy Process Standards and other legislative requirements. Actions are in accordance with Taranaki District Health Board and Occupational Therapy service. Policies, protocols and procedures. Client clinical records are kept and reports completed in accordance with Occupational Therapy department policy. Accredited equipment assessor status is achieved and maintained in the relevant areas. 3. Team work and communication Works effectively with clients/tangata whaiora, family/whanau and other involved parties within the organisation and community to maintain effective therapeutic and working relationships Occupational Therapy interventions are client-centred. Services are provided that respect client/tangata whaiora cultural beliefs, attitudes and practices. Liaison and communication occurs with other health professionals and relevant services and community agencies. The multi disciplinary team concept is utilised to ensure effective management of the client/tangata whaiora occupational performance issues. Contribution is made to the development of Occupational Therapy services by identifying quality improvements and assisting with the implementation of service changes. Participates and contributes to team service developments. Statistics are recorded daily as per department procedure. Information is provided to generate invoices for any contract work i.e. ACC. Equipment and resources are used and tracked according to organisation procedures. Last Updated: 08 June 2015 Page 3 of 6

4 Occupational Therapy is promoted within the Taranaki District Health Board and the community 4. Professional Development Uses opportunities to continually develop professional knowledge and practice. Occupational Therapy staff meetings, clinical supervision sessions, in-service programmes and relevant seminars and courses are attended. Supervises staff as appropriate. Provides education and staff development as appropriate. Participates in Performance and Training Reviews. Actively seeks feedback on performance. Applies new knowledge and shares with the team to improve service delivery. Organisational Accountabilities Expected Outcome for all employees Treaty of Waitangi The Taranaki District Health Board embraces the three principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. In practical terms this means: Partnership; working together with iwi, hapu, whanau and Maori communities to develop strategies for improving the health status of Maori Participation; involving Maori at all levels of the sector in planning, development and delivery of health and disability services that are put in place to improve the health status of Maori Protection; ensuring Maori wellbeing is protected and improved as well as safeguarding Maori cultural concepts values and practices Health and Safety Maintains a safe and healthy environment Complies with health & safety policies and procedures Carries out work in a way that does not adversely affect their health and safety or that of other workers Complies with procedures and correctly use personal protective equipment and safety devices provided Contributes to hazard identification and management process Reports accurately near misses/incidents/accidents in a timely manner Participates in health and safety matters Personal Development Fully contributes to the individuals team performance and is committed to identifying and pursuing opportunities for developing new knowledge and skills. Participates in the performance appraisal process where personal performance and development is reviewed. Willing to accept new responsibilities, acquire and demonstrate relevant new knowledge. Last Updated: 08 June 2015 Page 4 of 6

5 6. VARIATION TO DUTIES Duties and responsibilities described above should not be construed as a complete and exhaustive list as it is not the intention to limit in any way the scope or functions of the position. Duties and responsibilities can be amended from time to time either by additional, deletion or straight amendment to meet any changing conditions, however this will only be done in consultation with the employee. 7. CAPABILITY REQUIREMENTS Capabilities are the behaviours demonstrated by a person performing the job. Capabilities identify what makes a person most effective in a role. Those listed below are expected for the Occupational Therapy team roles in the organisation. The required capabilities can change as the organisation develops and the roles change. Capability Effective Communication Shares well thought out, concise and timely information with others using appropriate mediums. Ensures information gets to the appropriate people within the organisation to facilitate effective decision making Decision Making/Problem Solving Demonstrates effective and timely decision making/problem solving techniques. Aware of the impact of decisions on key stakeholders and consults as appropriate utilizing available resources. Is proactive and effective when problem solving is required. Innovation/Initiative Continually strives for new and improved work processes that will result in greater effectiveness and efficiencies. Questions traditional ways of doing things when choosing a course of action or finds new combinations of old elements to form an innovatve solution. Resilience/Flexibility Articulates differing perspectives on a problem and will see the merit of alternative points of view. Will change or modify own opinons and will switch to other strategies when necessary. Adjusts behaviour to the demands of the work environment in order to remain productive through periods of transition, ambiguity, uncertainty and stress. Cultural Safety Demonstrates a commitment to cultural safety by meeting and exceeding the cultural needs of clients/customers/colleagues. Manages cultural ambiguity and conflicting priorities well. Understands concepts of whanaungatanga and manaakitanga and Maori cultural orientation to whanau, hapu and iwi. Teamwork Works to build team spirit, facilitates resolution of conflict within the team, promotes/protects team reputation, shows commitment to contributing to the teams success Last Updated: 08 June 2015 Page 5 of 6

6 8. EDUCATION Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy. NZ registered Occupational Therapist and holds a current practicing certificate. 9. SKILLS/EXPERIENCE Relevant clinical expertise in rehabilitation, neurology/stroke and Community. Knowledge and experience of Enable New Zealand, including accredited and registered equipment/ housing assessor. Knowledge of ACC process and Access Able. Experience of using FIM (functional independence measure) desirable. NZ drivers Licence. Last Updated: 08 June 2015 Page 6 of 6

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