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Occupational Therapist

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Blenheim
Advert reference W19-097
Contact person Nicola Westend
Contact website and/or email


Contact telephone 03 546 1274
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 13-07-2019


• Opportunity to be co-located with a wide range of allied health professionals
• Work alongside clients throughout their health journey
• Join our great team at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim
• Full-time position (permanent or fixed-term options available)

About the role

We have a full-time position available for an Occupational Therapist who is interested in working as part of our multi-disciplinary Community Rehabilitation and Community teams. This could be a fixed-term or permanent appointment depending on your availability. The role requires you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs and 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 have ideally 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 fill in our online application form (accessed through the link below).



Applications close: Open until filled.

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