Location: Nelson/Tasman or Marlborough

Exciting leadership/clinical role for our district-wide wheelchair service
0.8FTE position for an experienced Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist
Opportunity to develop and coordinate a collaborative district-wide service
Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

We have a new, permanent, district wide role in the area of wheelchair, seating and postural management, inclusive of all ages. This is a 0.8FTE position, working 64 hours a fortnight, for a NZ Registered Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist (0.2FTE leadership, 0.6FTE clinical). The position could be located in Nelson/Tasman or Marlborough.

As part of the role you will actively monitor wheelchair, seating and postural management accreditation and professional development opportunities across all services, considering the needs of our PHO partners, by including them in training opportunities.

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

You will be the type of person who is respected by peers, leads by example and motivates and influences others through your innovative, proactive and creative approach to all situations, including problem solving.

You will have the following:

Several years clinical experience, with a minimum of three years Level 2 wheelchair and seating experience in either child, adult, or both populations
Proven leadership skills within physiotherapy/occupational therapy and inter-professional settings
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to network and develop key relationships and partnerships
Proven quality and system improvement experience
Ability to think and act strategically
Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

You will be working alongside other experienced Level 1 and 2 wheelchair and seating credentialed therapists, within paediatric and adult services.

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the 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 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)

This is the opportunity to develop a cohesive paediatric and adult wheelchair service using your leadership experience.

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

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

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

For role specific information please contact Nicola Westend – Team Leader Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy – Wairau at Nicola.Westend@nmdhb.govt.nz

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



Applications close: Sunday, 6 December 2020.

Nelson Marlborough Health 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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About Nelson Marlborough Health

Nelson Marlborough Health: is the main funder and provider of health services in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions promotes our population’s health and wellbeing serves nearly 150,000 people employs more people than any other organisation in our region – about 2800 people comprises two hospitals, two public health services and many community services.