Rural Occupational Therapist

  • Permanent role working 35 hours per week (negotiable)
  • Registered Occupational Therapist with current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Strong communication skills and client focused approach

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength  of one, it is the strength of many

What you’ll do with your time

  • Dealing with a caseload of patients and their various needs;
  • Assessments and treatments for our patients;
  • Education of our patients and their families.

The role is responsible for the provision of effective quality Occupational Therapy assessment, treatment and education to patients in the West Coast DHB area. Ideally based in Hokitika (negotiable Greymouth options) working with our Occupational Therapy and Multi-disciplinary teams servicing our community-based population. There will also be opportunities for transalpine work with our colleagues at the CDHB.

We are looking for someone with the following traits

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a supportive and reliable team member to ensure the best health outcomes for people;
  • You will be able to independently manage a caseload, be comfortable working in isolation in remote locations and possess advanced skills in time management and prioritisation;
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to your work with the ability to think outside the square to find solutions;
  • You will demonstrate cultural responsiveness, a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and be committed to the provision of quality care for patients.

What we are about

We are unique and like no other in New Zealand with a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference.

We will help you grow as a leader in rural health with a continued focus on your career development

We continue to break new ground and shape our health system to wrap care around patients in their communities.

Why us

This isn’t a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in this.

What’s Next

Apply online via our website, or contact us on 

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: WC240912

Location: Greymouth, Hokitika, South Westland

Closing Date: Thursday, 23 September 2021