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Occupational Therapist – Older Persons’ Mental Health

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Nelson
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Closing date for applications 31-01-2021


Community Team, Alexandra Hospital, Richmond, Nelson

  • Rewarding role within a supportive, well established team
  • Permanent, full time position
  • Great team! Sense of humour welcome!

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

The Older Persons’ Mental Health community team provides psychiatric and geriatric care for the older members of our community. We aspire to provide high quality inpatient care to patients with acute mental health needs and/or complex age related health conditions. We work in partnership with our patients, their families, the clinical team and community carers and supports to achieve the best possible health outcome for the patient.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapists to join our dedicated and friendly team, working 80 hours a fortnight, Monday to Friday. This is a varied role including working individually with patients, undertaking assessments, group work/activities, education and support to the wider team. The role is based in Nelson, however includes support for the team based in Wairau.

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

This position is ideally suited to OTs who have experience with older people and / or Mental Health, however, a newly graduated OT who has a proven interest in this area will be considered. In either case you will be an enthusiastic and energetic NZ registered Occupational Therapist with well-developed people skills.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

We value our cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour and respect across disciplines and engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients and their support networks.

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

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

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

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

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

For role specific information please contact Christine Ball – Nurse Manager, Older Persons’ Mental Health at [email protected]

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.



Applications close: Sunday 31st January 2021

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together

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