Community Occupational Therapist - Allied Health Service
Occupational Therapy Services is part of the Allied Health Therapies Team at Southland Hospital. We provide Services to patients in allocated clinical areas, including the wards, outpatients and the community.
We are now seeking a Registered Occupational Therapist to join our community team.
About the opportunity
This is a great opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to take up this full time fixed term 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.
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.
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.
About Southern DHB
Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area.
We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.
Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.
Whether it is 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 you and your whanau.