Occupational Therapist

Inpatient & Critical Care – Timaru Hospital

Permanent, Full Time, 40 Hours per week (1.0 FTE)

Monday to Friday, Hours between 7am – 1630 with some weekend days or pubic holidays on a roster basis

Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

Right now, we are looking for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join the Allied Health team at Timaru hospital and Talbot Community Health Hub.

This role works within a supportive multi-disciplinary team to provide Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions to enable occupational participation. The role will be based in the inpatient wards setting including critical care and also include some work in the community setting as the service requires. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor of Health Science (OT) or Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • A Current Practising Certificate
  • A Drivers Licence
  • Excellent Interpersonal/Communication Skills
    (including assertiveness, diplomacy, and sensitivity)
  • Enable NZ Assessor Accreditation
  • Special interest and experience in critical care

Why choose Te Whatu Ora - South Canterbury

As one of the country’s smaller regions our people always have room to move and grow - you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you’re more than just a number; you’re part of a team where everyone knows your name.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here

At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury,  integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.

Apply now - this moment is yours!

Please apply for this vacancy online at https://scdhb.careercentre.net.nz

We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 




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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: IZCM3138221

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: OPEN