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Position Title: Occupational Therapist - Hand Therapy
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part Time 28 hours/week
Date Posted: 28/09/2018
Application Closing Date: 15/10/2018 11PM
Job #: 057069
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Occupational Therapist – Hand Therapy


  • Permanent, part-time position


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!! 

If this sounds appealing.... then come and join us!

We have a vacancy in our outpatient hand therapy team; ideally you will bring to us a minimum of 2 years’ experience that includes working within any of the settings of hand therapy and/or burns and scar management, orthopaedics, rehabilitation or musculoskeletal outpatients.  Preferably, you would be a Hand Therapist or working towards a Hand Therapy Registration. We are looking for someone with enthusiasm for hand therapy, who enjoys working as part of an established team, has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and is driven and proactive in their ongoing development of advanced skills. We are looking for someone who can work autonomously, manage and prioritise their caseload within the outpatient setting.

We take pride in supporting our staff to grow as clinicians so we run a well-developed on-going support and professional development programme. The team provides regular in-services, senior staff mentoring and peer review and access to course and conference funding.

The hand therapy role involves working with a wide range of patients referred from the orthopaedic, plastics and rheumatology services, as well as GP and community referrals and first presentation ACC injuries. You will be based in our physiotherapy outpatient department with our experienced team of hand therapists and physiotherapists, and liaise with inpatient occupational therapy and physiotherapy staff to manage acute hands and burns patients in the inpatient setting.

Please provide as part of your application a CV and a cover letter.  All applications will be considered.   

Closing Date: Monday, 15 October 2018


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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