Occupational Therapist


  • Opportunity to be co-located with a wide range of Allied Health professionals
  • Work alongside clients throughout their health journey
  • Join our team at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim 

About the role

We have a permanent part time position available, working 32 hours a fortnight (0.4FTE), for an occupational therapist who is interested in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. This role requires you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs. You will display a genuine passion for working with clients on their health journey.

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. 

About you

You will have NZ registration - ideally with Enable Assessor accreditation - and comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills. You will have the experience and ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in a variety of environments. You will also have excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals, both within in-patient services and in the community.

About us

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.

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Wairau Hospital which is a modern, well-appointed facility with 88 beds and provides services to the Marlborough community of approximately 45,000.

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

What we offer

The region is known for its dry climate, the picturesque Marlborough Sounds, and award-winning wineries. The Queen Charlotte Track, Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman National Park provide an abundance of opportunities for lifestyle pursuits; there are also many excellent schools and facilities for families  making our part of New Zealand one of the most desirable places to live.  Visit: https://marlboroughnz.com/  to find out more about the region.

How to apply

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274. For role specific information please contact Nicola Westend – Occupational Therapy Team Leader on Nicola.Westend@nmhs.govt.nz

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

Ref: W19-019

Applications close: Thursday 21 February (unless filled prior)

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: W19-019

Location: Blenheim

Closing Date: Thursday 21 February (unless filled prior)