Team Leader - Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy

Nelson Marlborough Health

  • Permanent Part Time
  • Nelson-Tasman

Operational and Professional, depending on professional background)

Wairau Hospital, Blenheim, Marlborough

  • Permanent 0.8 FTE, with opportunity to work clinically up to full-time
  • Demonstrated management and leadership experience

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

This is an exciting role providing day to day leadership, operational management and relevant professional leadership and planning for the Occupational and Physiotherapy Services based at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim. This role will contribute to delivering a sustainable high-quality service that contributes to the achievement of organisational goals.

You will be a valued member of the Allied Health leadership team and will provide expert strategic leadership, partnering with professional leaders and other community service managers. Although this position is located at Wairau Hospital, Blenheim, there is the requirement to travel across the district as the Allied Health services require.

During Covid response duties and days of work may be variable.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

As a registered occupational therapist or physiotherapist professional, you will have relevant operational / management skills and experience leading interdisciplinary teams and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. You will have experience of working with other professions in multidisciplinary / inter-professional settings, and you will be the type of person who leads by example and creates an environment that encourages a positive team culture, a high level of staff engagement and performance.

For the health and safety of staff and patients all NMH staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, including boosters.

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

At Nelson Marlborough Health we encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and passionate about caring for our community. We do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver.

Marlborough is a place of stunning natural landscapes - lakes, mountains, rivers, native bush and beaches. The region is known for its relaxed lifestyle and year-round dry and sunny days. Find out more at

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

For role specific information please contact Hilary Exton, Director of Allied Health

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.

Applications close Sunday, 10 July 2022.

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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