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Position Title: Community Occupational Therapist - Allied Health Service
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.45 FTE / 18 hours per week
Date Posted: 31/05/2019
Application Closing Date: 20/06/2019 11PM
Job #: 058734
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Community Occupational Therapist - Allied Health Service
Southland Hospital

  • Permanent part- time position (0.45 FTE) 
  • 18 hours per week

Occupational Therapy Services is part of the Allied Health Therapies Team at Southland Hospital. We provide Occupational Therapy Services to patients in allocated clinical areas, including the wards, outpatients and the community. 

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to take up a part-time permanent role. You’ll be working predominantly in the community setting and in other clinical areas as required.

You will provide Assessment, Intervention, Discharge and Programme Evaluation for clients in your allocated area. You’ll ensure Occupational Therapy equipment and materials are used effectively and efficiently and contribute to the development of Occupational Therapy Services.

Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team are very important. In addition you should demonstrate sound organisation and prioritisation skills and have good problem solving abilities. You’ll need to be a New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist with a current practising certificate and have a current NZ driver’s licence.

Our successful candidates will have well developed interpersonal skills and be passionate about their work and the impact they can have on our patients. In return, our successful candidates will be well supported in our team with access to peer review, clinical supervision and professional development opportunities. 

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region, and we, can offer.

Closing Date: Thursday, 20 June 2019

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: 

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