Advanced Practitioner Allied Health – Emergency Department (Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist)

Salary Unspecified
Town/City Auckland 1023
Payment type Unspecified
Region Overseas
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Job reference ADHB19218
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand
Workplace Auckland City Hospital

Vacancy details

  • Are you looking for the next step in your Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy career? Join our Allied Health team for an expert Allied Health Advanced Practitioner role with our Adult Emergency Department and Clinical Decision Unit (AED/CDU).
  • An exciting opportunity for career growth and service development
  • This is a full-time permanent position of 40 hours per week, with a clinical caseload
  • Visa and relocation support are on offer for suitable candidates

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity for an expert-level practitioner to demonstrate their highly advanced clinical and leadership skills within the ED practice context. This is a full-time permanent position of 40 hours per week, with a clinical caseload. You would also be required to participate in weekend work, dependent upon service requirements. This key clinical and leadership role reports directly to the Clinical Lead, dependent on discipline, and has a number of key relationships with various senior-level clinical, cultural, management and professional positions within the organisation. Support will be available from He Ara Whiria (Māori Health team) and the Pacific health team. 

In this role, you will provide expert clinical practice including assessing, diagnosing and treating patients as a primary contact practitioner, with an initial focus on musculoskeletal conditions. You will model a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, equitable outcomes, transdisciplinary practice, and provide clinical leadership to the Allied Health team within the emergency department, comprising Senior and Advanced Clinician Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy staff. This will involve providing education, training and clinical oversight, aligning service delivery with national and international best practice models. You will also contribute to the leadership, research, evaluation, and development of the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy professions relevant to the ED practice specialty at local, regional, national and international levels. You will work collaboratively with the wider ED team to develop and maintain high-quality service delivery in line with operational and strategic direction. 

The main roles and responsibilities will be:

  • Acting as an expert clinical resource providing guidance, advice and education to patients/clients, family/whānau, students, staff and the inter-professional team within AED/CDU.
  • Demonstrate strategic leadership in the development of relevant service plans, including models of care/practice across the continuum of allied health service delivery and diagnostic groups including musculoskeletal, frailty, vestibular conditions, and concussion.
  • Develop international networks with a focus on the Asia Pacific region.
  • Role model, enhance and promote innovation and expert practice, leading the development of the allied health professions locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Apply expert knowledge and clinical reasoning while modelling evidence-based practice.
  • Maintain expert clinical competencies specific to the needs of AED/CDU, the position, the profession and specific registering authority requirements.
  • Direct and use the results of specialist investigations to assist the formulation of diagnosis and plan patient management, including as a first contact practitioner where applicable, alongside other senior AED/CDU staff (e.g. Nurse Practitioners, medical professionals).
  • Identify and lead the implementation of opportunities to improve health outcomes for Māori and Pacific people’s populations within AED/CDU.
  • Lead the development of local, regional and national evidence-based clinical policies, procedures and best practice within AED/CDU.
  • Lead, facilitate and demonstrate commitment to continuous high-quality improvement activities utilising contemporary methodologies locally, regionally and nationally.

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Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

  • A recognised tertiary Allied Health qualification
  • Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board / Physiotherapy Board of NZ with a current annual practising certificate
  • A commitment to uphold Te Toka Tumai Auckland obligations to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to achieving equitable outcomes for Māori
  • A commitment to equitable outcomes for Pacific Peoples and other identified communities.
  • Proven clinical leadership expertise within the area of specialty
  • Experience providing adult teaching and knowledge of principles of adult learning
  • Significant experience in practice and policy development
  • Experience leading clinical research, audit and evaluation
  • Membership of a professional association and/or college
  • Experience in project management
  • Demonstrate advanced interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrates high standards of clinical practice
  • Be resourceful and resilient; able to apply critical thinking to solve complex problems
  • Demonstrate an ability to work constructively with others in order to resolve conflict
  • Strengths-based, outcome and solution-focused
  • Be a team player, reliable and responsive
  • Be flexible and adaptable, able to help lead change

For more information about this role please contact Sarah Edwards (Service Clinical Director- Allied Health) on

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.

We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels.

We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to have a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieve equitable outcomes for all.

He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

Te Toka Tumai Auckland is one of the leading healthcare providers in New Zealand offering a wide range of tertiary and quaternary clinical services to a large and diverse population. We have state-of-the-art facilities and provide our services from three hospitals – Auckland City Hospital, Starship Children’s Health and Greenlane Clinical Centre.

For more information on what we offer, please click here

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

To apply please click on the ‘Apply’ tab below and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter.

Please do not delay your application as we screen applications as they come through and may close the applications as soon as we have a good pool of candidates for the role.

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Immigration/Visa Support

Immigration NZ has introduced a new Accredited Employer Work Visa system from 4 July 2022 that includes a simplified residency process for health workers on the new “Green List” of occupations – and this position is one of those designated critical positions! Of course, for successful candidates offered a position with us who require a Work Visa, we will provide support with their Visa application. Here are the links to two key pages of NZ Immigration's official site for more information: Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa and Immigration NZ Green List Occupations

Salary Range: Step 14, $107 449 to Step 17, $117 871 (depending on experience)

The remuneration for this position is covered by a collective agreement (PSA Allied, Public Health Scientific Technical MECA)

If you have any queries about accessibility or technical issues with the online process, please contact Vaidehi Sharma - Recruitment Consultant at quoting ref #ADHB19218 to discuss how we can best support your application.

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