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Occupational Therapist/ Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau (3 Vacancies)

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Nelson
Advert reference N19-206
Contact person Julie Marriott - Team Leader
Contact website and/or email


Contact telephone 03 546 1274
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Other
Closing date for applications 19-05-2019


  • Rare opportunity – three exciting permanent, part-time positions available
  • Bring your Occupational Therapy skills to our friendly, supportive teams
  • Work in sunny Nelson and the greater Nelson/ Tasman area

About the role

We are looking for three experienced Occupational Therapists to join our busy Allied Health team, and work across the Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) system.

These positions are as follows

Assessment Treatment and Rehabilitation/ Inpatients:

  • Working 60 hours a fortnight – 0.75FTE

Wheelchairs and Seating:

  • Working 40 hours a fortnight – 0.5FTE


  • Working 64 hours a fortnight – 0.8FTE.

Important – please indicate which position/s you are interested in, via your covering letter.

We are looking for applicants with a range of generalist and specialist skills, and a genuine passion for working alongside clients in the inpatient and community settings, to facilitate a smoother health journey. These roles will require you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs.

About you

You will have ideally at least 12 months post-qualification experience, NZ registration in Occupational Therapy, a current practising certificate and sound knowledge and experience of the clinical area being applied for.

Additionally you will bring the following:

  • Comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively, to develop positive interpersonal relationships, and work flexibly within the inter-disciplinary team, with a team player attitude
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to liaise effectively with health professionals both within the in-patient services and in the community
  • Strong clinical reasoning skills and use of evidence informed practice
  • Effective time management and organisational skills
  • Strong prioritisation skills and experience with complex discharge planning
  • A full clean driver’s licence

If this sounds like you, we welcome your application.

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.

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

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Julie Marriott – Team Leader for Occupational Therapy at [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.



Applications close: Sunday, 19 May 2019.

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