Allied Health Practitioner - Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist

Full time

Location - Nelson Hospital

  • New permanent 0.5FTE position
  • Bring your skills to our friendly, supportive teams
  • Work in sunny Nelson and the greater Nelson/Tasman area

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

Recognition of the demand within acute care has enabled the creation of a new position within the medical patient pathway. Focused on improving the patient journey - we are excited to be able to extend the trans-disciplinary working model within our Allied Health disciplines.

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

We are looking for a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist who has a genuine passion for working alongside patients in the acute medical setting, to facilitate a smoother health journey. This role will require you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs.

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

We are looking for applicants with:

  • a NZ registration in occupational therapy or physiotherapy, with a current practising certificate
  • comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills
  • the ability to work autonomously and collaboratively, to develop positive interpersonal relationships, and to work flexibly within the inter-disciplinary team - with a team player attitude
  • an excellent communication skills, to liaise with health professionals both within the in-patient services and in the community
  • a strong clinical reasoning skills and use of evidence informed practice
  • strong prioritisation skills and experience with complex discharge planning.

Please view our YouTube clip about working in Physiotherapy at Nelson Marlborough Health -

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Allied Health is a proactive team, providing the highest standard of care for our patients. We pride ourselves on being friendly and supportive, whilst working in a busy inter-disciplinary environment, focusing on promoting, encouraging and enabling the health, well-being and independence of the people in our community.

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for 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) -

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

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

Nelson 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, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. World renowned wineries and craft breweries are nearby and the area is rich in art and culture with many cafes, and excellent schools and facilities for families.

For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

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

For role specific information please contact Deidre Crichton - Physiotherapy Team Leader on or Julie Marriott - Occupational Therapy Team Leader on

For general enquiries please contact our Recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.

Please note that the Allied Health Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist position descriptions have been scanned together, as only one document can be uploaded against the vacancy on the NMH careers site.


Applications close Sunday, 1 March 2020.

Job Closes: 3:20 PM, 14 March 2020

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