Occupational Therapist - Wāhi Oranga (Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit)

  • Permanent full time position
  • A varied role working mainly with our adult inpatients, with some community work
  • Great team! Sense of humour welcome!

About the role

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our dedicated and friendly team. This is a permanent full time position working 80 hours a fortnight (1.0FTE), Monday to Friday. This is a varied role including working individually with patients, undertaking assessments, group work/activities education and providing support to the wider team.

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 is implementing a Sensory Modulation framework, led by the Occupational Therapists within the unit.

About you

You will be a NZ registered Occupational Therapist who is enthusiastic and energetic 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.

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

We offer a great team environment, flexibility with rostering and are supportive of professional development. Wāhi Oranga is a large unit that provides intensive acute and rehabilitative cares. We strive to create a positive work environment that has a balanced and safe workload.

How to apply

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For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274. Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Stuart Marks, Charge Nurse Manager via Stuart.Marks@nmdhb.govt.nz

Ref: N19-082

Applications close: Sunday 24th March (unless filled prior)

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: N19-082

Location: Nelson

Closing Date: Sunday 24th March (unless filled prior)