Allied Health Assistant – Speech Language Therapy (SLT) & Dietetics


  • Opportunity to work within our friendly and supportive SLT and Dietitian teams!
  • Permanent part-time position working 40 hours a fortnight, commencing July 2019
  • Professional development opportunities to further develop your skills 

About the role  

As an Allied Health Assistant, you will join our SLT and Dietitian teams supporting our services to provide care to patients at Nelson Hospital.  Your role will be to assist the therapists in care delivery, managing feeding equipment and other tasks as directed. 

This is a permanent part-time position working 40 hours a fortnight (0.5FTE). Days are negotiable and would be from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.00AM – 4.30PM commencing 1 July 2019.

About you

We are seeking a practical, well organised and physically fit person with life experience and excellent written and oral communication skills to join our busy, friendly, and supportive teams. You will provide safe, efficient and effective Allied Health Assistant interventions to clients and whanau across inpatients, outpatients and community areas as directed by a registered staff member.

Applicants will require acurrent full driver’s license and must have: 

  • Year 11-NCEA Level 1 English (or equivalent)
  • Year 11-NCEA Level 1 Maths (or equivalent)
  • NZQA Level 3 qualification (or equivalent)* 

*NZQA Level 3: New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing – Health Assistance Strand.

(If not previously obtained; to be completed within 2 years of commencement or to be commenced within 1 year of employment. Nelson Marlborough Health supports you with this process.)

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.

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

What we offer

You will be joining a great team that values teamwork and is committed to supporting the best possible health outcomes for our community.

How to apply

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274. 

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

Alternatively, for role specific information, please contact Michele Cunningham – District Team Leader Speech Language Therapy - Operational and Professional at Michele.Cunningham@nmdhb.govt.nz or Anna Verhage – Acting District Team Leader Dietetics – Operational and Professional at Anna.Verhage@nmdhb.govt.nz .

Ref: N19-161

Applications close: Sunday 19th May

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N19-161

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 19 May 2019