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Occupational Therapists / Kai Whakaora Ngangahau

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Nelson Hospital & Nelson/Tasman Community
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Closing date for applications 05-05-2021


Two fixed-term positions available


Location: Nelson Hospital & Nelson/Tasman Community

  • Bring your Occupational Therapy skills to our friendly, supportive teams
  • Work alongside a range of Allied Health Professionals


Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About these positions)

We have two fixed term positions available for NZ registered Occupational Therapists who have a genuine passion for working with clients across all areas of our occupational therapy service.

These are:

1 x full-time (1.0FTE) position, working 80 hours a fortnight, from late May 2021 to late September 2021.

This position is to specifically provide winter serge cover across inpatient areas at Nelson Hospital and will support the team to maintain consistent and quality service delivery.  The role will require flexibility, to provide a 7 day service, and will offer a range of acute and rehab clinical experiences.

1 x part-time (0.5FTE) position, working 40 hours a fortnight, from late May 2021 to late May 2022.

This 12 month position is primarily community based, working alongside allied health colleagues and community agencies, to assist complex clients primarily with equipment and housing needs, to live safely and as independently as possible at home. 

This role is to back fill a staff member seconded to work on a new service initiative between primary care and neurology services.

*Important: Please advise if you have a preference for either position, or if you wish to be considered for both, in your covering letter.

We are a proactive team of occupational therapists providing the highest standard of care for our patients.  We pride ourselves on being friendly and supportive, and work in a busy inter-disciplinary environment focusing on promoting, encouraging and enabling the health, well-being and independence of the people in our community.


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

You will be a NZ Registered Occupational therapist with at least two years post-qualification experience, comprehensive clinical assessment and problem-solving skills, and with the experience, passion and ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively. You will have excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals and agencies, and will be adaptable, resourceful, and enjoy working in a flexible environment to meet service needs.

If this sounds like you, we welcome your application.


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

For role specific information please contact Julie Marriott, Team Leader – Occupational Therapy Nelson, [email protected] or 0274 032 995. For general inquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Visit this link: https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz/Job/Occupational-Therapists-Kai-Whakaora-Ngangahau/Nelson-Region/16696 and click ‘apply now’.

Job number: N21-235

Closing date: Wednesday 5th May

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.

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