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Hand Therapist – Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist

Organisation Hutt Valley District Health Board
Area, City Hutt Valley
Advert reference 9111532A-19
Contact person [email protected]
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 12-07-2019


About the service

The Hand Therapy service provides assessment and treatment to clients referred to Hutt Valley DHB under Ministry of Health and ACC contracts. Treatment may be provided in an outpatient setting, specialist outpatient hand clinics or on the inpatient wards as required.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced occupational therapist or physiotherapist to join our hand therapy team. This is an opportunity to be a part of a great team of hand therapists working closely with the Wellington Regional Plastics, Maxillofacial and Burns Unit, Orthopaedics and Rheumatology. You will be working in an outpatient setting and oversee a varied caseload including acute trauma, post-surgical intervention and Ministry of Health clients. You will be working with a highly experienced and supportive team focused on evidence-based management.

In this role you will be providing comprehensive assessment, treatment and rehabilitation service to clients referred with upper limb conditions. A physiotherapy role description has been uploaded but please contact us for the OT role description.

We have two positions available, one is full-time 1.0 FTE for one year, commencing the 1 July 2019 to cover parental leave. The second position is permanent part-time (0.6 FTE) although additional hours maybe available.

Skills and experience:

  • Good communication skills written and verbal with clients and colleagues
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage a varied and busy caseload
  • Flexibility and adaptability

You will also need to be registered with the NZ Physiotherapy Board or Occupational Therapy Board NZ and have a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC). Ideally you will be an associate or registered member of Hand Therapy NZ.


We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support.

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, and use of our onsite gym.

How to apply

Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the ‘apply now’ button or through our careers website: www.healthyjobs.co.nz

Please note: We are unable to accept applications via email.

For further information on this role, please email [email protected] and indicate the vacancy number 9111532A-19 and job title in the subject line.

We will consider all applications as they are submitted until a suitable applicant has been found. Your application will be assessed against the required competencies and you will be notified of the status of your application as soon as possible.

Applications close Friday, 12 July 2019.

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