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Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists (Nelson Hospital)

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Nelson
Advert reference N19-162
Contact person Deidre Crichton
Contact website and/or email

03 546 1274

Role specific information: Deidre Crichton – Physiotherapy Team Leader – [email protected]

OT Team Leader: Julie Marriott – Occupational Therapy Team Leader- [email protected]

General Enquiries: [email protected] or 03 546 1274.

Website: https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz

Contact telephone 03 546 1274
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Part time
Closing date for applications 05-05-2019


Location – Medical Admissions and Planning Unit (MAPU)

  • Two new permanent positions
  • Opportunity to be co-located alongside a range of allied and other health professionals
  • Work alongside clients throughout their health journey
  • Move to the desirable Nelson/ Tasman region

About the role

Nelson Hospital is opening a Medical Admissions and Planning Unit (MAPU) on 1 July. The unit will allow patients with medical conditions to be assessed by a multidisciplinary team so that a comprehensive care plan can be put in place. This will improve the patient experience, ensure that investigations and treatments are quicker and decrease hospital stay. Working in this ten bed unit will use all your skills, with daily learning opportunities.

We are looking for two Physiotherapists or Occupational Therapists who have a genuine passion for working alongside clients in the acute medical setting, to facilitate a smoother health journey, and be part of this new initiative. These roles will require you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs.

We have a total of 1.6FTE available, covering a seven days service, (allowing some crossover time). The roles could potentially be split as one full-time staff member working 80 hours a fortnight (1.0FTE) and one part-time appointment working 48 hours a fortnight (0.6FTE), or as two part time roles.

N.B. It would be helpful if you could indicate your preferred FTE/hours per fortnight in your covering letter.

Please view our YouTube clip about working in Physiotherapy at Nelson Marlborough Health – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE5AuiM_nbs

About you

We are looking for applicants with the following:

  • NZ registration in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy, with a current practising certificate
  • Comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills
  • The ability to work autonomously and collaboratively, to develop positive interpersonal relationships, work flexibly within the inter-disciplinary team, with a team player attitude
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals both within the in-patient services and in the community
  • Full clean driver’s licence.

About us

Allied Health is a proactive team providing the highest standard of care for our clients, while maintaining an excellent work-life balance. Our teams pride themselves on being friendly and supportive – working with the people of our community to promote, encourage and enable their health, well-being and independence.

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.

Find out more about us https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

What we offer

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes. Nelson is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. World renowned wineries and craft breweries are nearby and the area is rich in art and culture with many cafes and excellent schools and facilities for families.

For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit http://www.nelsonnz.com/

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Deidre Crichton – Physiotherapy Team Leader on [email protected] or 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.


Please note that the Allied Health Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist position descriptions have been scanned together, as only one document can be uploaded against the vacancy on the NMH careers site.


Applications close: Sunday, 5 May 2019.

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