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Occupational Therapist – Wahi Oranga (Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit)

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Nelson
Advert reference N19-082.
Contact person Stuart Marks
Contact website and/or email

[email protected]

Contact telephone 03 546 1274
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 24-03-2019


  • Permanent, full- time position
  • A varied role working mainly with our adult inpatients, with some community work
  • Great team! Sense of humour welcome!

About the role

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our dedicated and friendly team. This is a permanent full-time position working 80 hours a fortnight (1.0FTE), Monday to Friday. This is a varied role including working individually with patients, undertaking assessments, group work/activities education and providing support to the wider team.

For the majority of time you’ll be based at our Inpatient Unit, with sometime in the community supporting patients transitioning to the community. Our unit is implementing a Sensory Modulation framework, led by the Occupational Therapists within the unit.

About you

You will be a NZ registered Occupational Therapist who is enthusiastic and energetic with well-developed people skills. You will bring experience working in a rehabilitation focused, continuing care, mental health environment and will ideally have post-graduate qualifications relevant to this practice area.

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 

What we offer

We offer a great team environment, flexibility with rostering and are supportive of professional development. Wāhi Oranga is a large unit that provides intensive acute and rehabilitative cares. We strive to create a positive work environment that has a balanced and safe workload.

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Stuart Marks, Charge Nurse Manager via [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, 24 March 2019 (unless filled prior).

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