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Occupational Therapist – Community

OrganisationNelson Marlborough Health
Area, CityBlenheim
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Full/part timeFull time
Closing date for applications15-10-2021


Location: Blenheim

0.5FTE fixed-term position for 12 months

  • 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

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

This 12-month, fixed-term position, working 40 hours a fortnight, is suitable for an experienced occupational therapist who is able to work independently and has an interest in working as part of our multi-disciplinary teams. The role is primarily community based, working alongside allied health colleagues and community agencies to assist our clients to live safely and as independently as possible at home.

The role requires you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs and you will have 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.

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

You will have NZ registration with Enable Assessor accreditation 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.

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

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. At Nelson Marlborough Health we do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, 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

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. Please fill in our online application form https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz


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

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.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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