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Position Title: Occupational Therapist - Acute Inpatient (Southland Hospital)
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time (40hours/per week)
Date Posted: 06/05/2020
Application Closing Date: 24/05/2020 11PM
Job #: 060372
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Occupational Therapist-Acute Inpatient

Southland Hospital

  • Full time permanent position


About us

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.


About the opportunity

This is a great opportunity for either a new graduate or experienced Occupational Therapist to take up a part time permanent role.  You’ll be working predominantly in the older adult rehabilitation 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.


About you

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.


Why Southland

Now to the city itself, Invercargill offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. Add to this the close proximity to some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday destinations (think Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sounds to name but a few!) you can go from seaside to ski-slopes in a matter of hours. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Sounds too good to be true? Rest assured, you can have it all here. Why not come see for yourself!


Closing Date: Sunday, 24 May 2020

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

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