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Occupational Therapist

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Blenheim
Advert reference W19-052
Contact person Nicola Westend
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Contact telephone 03 546 1274
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 14-04-2019


  • Opportunity to be co-located with a wide range of Allied Health professionals
  • Work alongside clients throughout their health journey
  • Join our team at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim

About the role

We have a permanent full-time position available, working 80 hours a fortnight (1.0FTE), for an occupational therapist who is interested in working as part of our multi-disciplinary Community Rehabilitation and Community teams. This role requires you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs. You will display a genuine passion for working with clients on their health journey.

We are a proactive team providing the highest standard of care for our patients, while maintaining an excellent work-life balance. Our team prides itself on being friendly and supportive – working with the people of our community to promote, encourage and enable their health, well-being and independence.

About you

You will have NZ registration – with enable assessor accreditation – and comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills. You will ideally have a minimum of two years’ experience and the ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in a variety of environments. You will also have excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals, both within the in-patient services and in the community.

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Wairau Hospital which is a modern and well-appointed facility with 88 beds and provides services to the Marlborough community of approximately 45,000.

Find out more about us – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

What we offer

Situated at the top of the South Island, Blenheim is well known for its temperate climate, award winning wineries, stunning scenery and outdoor pursuits – all available within minutes of the town centre. The Marlborough region offers exceptional lifestyle opportunities which support work/life balance. Blenheim is a family friendly city with nationally recognised schools and plenty of sporting opportunities for the kids. Visit: https://marlboroughnz.com/ to find out more about the region.

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Nicola Westend – Occupational Therapy Team Leader on [email protected]

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

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please click ‘apply now’ and complete our online application form.



Applications close: Sunday, 14 April 2019.

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