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Occupational Therapist/Kaiwhakaora Ngangahau

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Nelson
Advert reference N19-612
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Contact telephone 03 546 1274
Permanent/temporary Fixed-term for two years
Full/part time Part time
Closing date for applications 05-01-2020


  • Bring your occupational therapy skills to our friendly and supportive teams
  • Work in sunny Nelson and the greater Nelson/Tasman area
  • 0.7FTE position (56 hours a fortnight) fixed-term for two years

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

We have a part-time position available for an occupational therapist who is interested in working primarily as part of our Community team, and supporting inpatient services. This is a two year, fixed-term, role covering a staff member’s secondment.

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.

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

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.

You will have NZ occupational therapy registration and current practising certificate – with Enable Assessor accreditation, or be eligible for the same, as well as comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills. You will have a minimum of two years’ experience, a full clean driver’s licence, and the ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in a variety of environments. You will also have excellent communication and time management skills to liaise and work flexibly with health professionals, both within in-patient services and in the community. We are looking for applicants who have a range of generalist and specialist skills.

If this sounds like you, we welcome your application.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving over 150,000 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.

Etahi atu mōhiohio (More Information – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

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

Nelson city is the geographical centre of New Zealand. It has three national parks within a 90 minute drive and is surrounded by beaches, mountains, hidden valleys, raging rivers and golden sands. The region is known for its spectacular natural environment, and is very family friendly.

Find out more about the Nelson/Tasman regionhttp://www.nelsonnz.com/.

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

For role specific information please contact Julie Marriott – 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.



Applications close Sunday, 5 January 2020 (unless filled prior).

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