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Occupational Therapist – Wairau Hospital

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Blenheim
Advert reference W20-057
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For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or 03 546 1274. For role specific information please contact Nicola Westend – Occupational Therapy Team Leader on [email protected] or phone 03 520 9927.

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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 17-05-2020


•Join our great team at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim
•Opportunity to be co-located with a wide range of allied health professionals
•Work alongside clients throughout their health journey
•Full-time position for an experienced (ideally three years plus) clinician

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

We have a full-time position available for an experienced Occupational Therapist who is able to work independently and has an interest in working as part of our multi-disciplinary team supporting our Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation (AT&R) and Community clients. 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. Experience in complex discharge planning and supporting clients, living in the community, with long term conditions would be beneficial.

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?)

You will have NZ registration with Enable Assessor accreditation (or working towards) and comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills. You will have the ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in a variety of environments within a supportive team. You will also have excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals across in-patient and community services.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

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 a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

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

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

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.

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 Nicola Westend – Occupational Therapy Team Leader on [email protected] or phone 03 520 9927.

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Click apply and fill in our online application form https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz


Applications close: Sunday, 17 May 2020.

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