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Occupational Therapist – Inpatient Mental Health


  • Nelson

Job Details

  • Job ID: Occupational Therapist - Inpatient Mental Health
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Job Duration: Permanent, full-time
  • Min Education:
  • Company Name For Job: Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough
  • Min Experience:
  • Position Title: Occupational Therapist – Inpatient Mental Health
  • Required Travel:
  • Salary:
  • Classification: Occupational Therapy
  • Scope of Practice:
    • Assessment and Rehabilitation
    • Rehabilitation

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

Wahi Oranga - Inpatient Mental Health Unit

  • Permanent, full-time position (80 hours a fortnight)
  • A varied role working predominantly within the inpatient unit, with some community work
  • Great team! Sense of humour welcome!

Nga mohiohio e pa ana ki tenei mahi (About this position)

Wahi Oranga is a large unit that provides intensive acute and rehabilitative cares. We strive to create a positive work environment with balanced and safe workloads.

This is a permanent, full-time position working Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm hours. The role is varied including working individually with patients, undertaking assessments, group work/activities education and support to the wider team.

Te āhuatunga a te tūrunga (About the role)

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 has a sensory modulation framework, led by our Occupational Therapists.

The salary range for this role is $59,355 - $118,982 (Step 1 - Step 17) based on the current Allied, Public Health and Technical MECA, dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

Ko wai koe (About you)

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

You will be an enthusiastic and energetic NZ registered Occupational Therapist 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.


A matou ropu (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the top of the south. With nearly 3,000 employees, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer. 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 mohiohio (More information)

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

Nga huanga o tenei mahi (The benefits of this position)

We offer a great team environment, flexibility with rostering and are supportive of professional development.

Nelson is one of New Zealand's top lifestyle destinations For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Te Tono (How to apply)

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

Apply now, it's easy. Please click apply now and fill in our online application form.

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5748.

Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Nikita Fleming at


Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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