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Clinical Lead – Wheelchair, Seating and Postural Management

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Nelson
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Contact person Shannon Park
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Part time
Closing date for applications 06-12-2020


Location: Nelson/Tasman or Marlborough

  • Exciting leadership/clinical position for our district-wide wheelchair service
  • 0.8FTE position for an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist
  • Opportunity to develop and coordinate a collaborative district-wide service

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

We have a new, permanent, district wide role in the area of wheelchair, seating and postural management, inclusive of all ages.  This is a 0.8FTE position, working 64 hours a fortnight, for a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist (0.2FTE leadership, 0.6FTE clinical). The position could be located in Nelson/Tasman or Marlborough.

As part of the role you will actively monitor wheelchair, seating and postural management accreditation and professional development opportunities across all services, considering the needs of our PHO partners, by including them in training opportunities.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be the type of person who is respected by peers, leads by example and motivates and influences others through your innovative, proactive and creative approach to all situations, including problem solving.

You will have:

  • Several years’ clinical experience, with a minimum of 3 years Level 2 wheelchair and seating experience in either child, adult, or both populations.
  • Proven leadership skills within physiotherapy/occupational therapy and inter-professional settings.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to network and develop key relationships and partnerships.
  • Proven quality and system improvement experience.
  • Ability to think and act strategically.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

You will be working alongside other experienced Level 1 and 2 wheelchair & seating credentialed therapists, within paediatric and adult services.

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)


Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position) 

This is the opportunity to develop a cohesive paediatric and adult wheelchair service using your leadership experience.

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or 03 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Nicola Westend – Team Leader Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy – Wairau at [email protected]

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Ref: N20-478

Applications close: Sunday 6th December

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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