Wheelchair and Seating Therapist (OT or Physio)

Nelson / Tasman Community

  • Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist wanted to join our fun and friendly team.
  • Permanent 0.6FTE, up to full time considered.
  • Level 2 credentialling or experienced Level 1 preferred
  • Location: Richmond Health Hub

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough) formerly NMDHB

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

We are a supportive Allied Health team providing the highest standard of care for our patients focusing on promoting, encouraging and enabling the health, well-being and independence of the people in our community. 

This position is within the wheelchair and seating division of our team. You will have close links with other therapists in your profession and be supported by a district wide Clinical Coordinator.

The hours for this role are 48-80 hours per fortnight (0.6 up to 1.0FTE to suit the preferred applicant, working Monday - Friday.

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

You will have at least two years post-qualification experience, NZ professional registration, and a current practicing certificate.

Level 2 Wheelchair Enable accreditation preferred, but is not essential as support will be given to an experienced Level 1 therapist to achieve this.

Additionally, you will bring the following:

  • Comprehensive clinical assessment and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to work autonomously and collaboratively, to develop positive interpersonal relationships, and work flexibly within the inter-disciplinary team, with a team player attitude.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong clinical reasoning skills and use of evidence informed practice.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • Strong prioritisation skills and experience with complex discharge planning.
  • Full clean drivers' licence.

You will also be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs, and will have a genuine passion for working with consumers in the community on their health journey. If this sounds like you, we welcome your application.

Te Whatu Ora staff must have completed their primary course of two NZ approved COVID-19 vaccinations.

 Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) 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, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, 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. 

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)


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

At Nelson Marlborough we encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and passionate about caring for our community.

Nelson/Tasman is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit http://www.nelsonnz.com/

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz  or  03 539 5748. For role specific information please contact Diane Scott - Team Leader, Community Allied Health Services via Diane.Scott@nmdhb.govt.nz.

As only one position description (PD) can be uploaded against a vacancy on our careers site, please request a copy of the Physiotherapist PD via vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz

Apply now, it’s easy. Please complete our online application form. 


Applications close: Open until filled. (Applications will be reviewed as received.)

Te Whatu Ora 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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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N23-311

Location: Richmond - Health Hub

Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2023