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Position Title: Senior Occupational Therapist-Rehabilitation Services
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.8FTE 32 hours per week
Date Posted: 28/08/2017
Application Closing Date: 17/09/2017 11PM
Job #: 054541
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Senior Occupational Therapist  Rehabilitation Services

Southern District Health Board - Dunedin

  • Permanent position 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week)


Picture this….You’re a NZ registered occupational therapist working in a supportive and friendly team environment, committed to quality patient centred care and at the same time having fun.  On weekends you have an array of outdoor and recreational pursuits such as skiing, water-sports and tramping, just a short drive from your doorstep!! 

Sounds appealing??..... Then come and join us!


Working in dynamic and evolving inpatient interdisciplinary teams within the services covering under 65’s and Older People’s Health Rehabilitation Services, you'll work alongside other senior occupational therapists, allied health professionals and nurses in planning and providing treatment and rehabilitation to our patients.


You'll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and expertise in rehabilitation with medical, orthopaedic and neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury and stroke. You will also have the opportunity to support, teach and upskill students and rotational staff.  

As a senior, ideally you will bring to us a minimum of 5 years occupational therapy experience that includes working in a rehabilitation setting with patients with stroke, other neurological conditions. Experience with the frail elderly and orthopaedic conditions is also an advantage. You would be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of optimising patient outcomes and facilitating effective discharge planning, using a patient centred and evidence based approach to goal setting and intervention.

In addition to the experience you bring us, you will have enthusiasm and a willingness to commit to our team and patients. You will be expected to be active in service quality initiatives, therefore be proactive, innovative and have a quality driven leadership approach.


For this permanent role covering the service, you will need to be a New Zealand registered occupational therapist with a current annual practising certificate.


Closing Date: Sunday, 17 September 2017

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Older Persons Health, Clinical Support and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

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