CCDHB Hand Therapy Coordinator



Hand Therapy Coordinator


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region. We are also the leading provider of a number of specialist services, including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care, and specialised mental health services, for the upper South and lower North Islands, a population of about 900,000 people. Our DHB has an annual budget of more than $1 billion, which we use to deliver health services directly and contract external providers to provide care, such as general practices, rest homes and pharmacists.

CCDHB operates – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre in Paraparaumu.

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city, a cultural and cosmopolitan epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés, restaurants, international sporting and cultural events set in a beautiful natural harbour. With easy access to vineyards in the Wairarapa and beaches on the Kapiti Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for adventure or simply to relax and unwind.


This role assists the Team leader for Musculoskeletal Outpatient Hand & Physiotherapy to manage the Hand therapy team across 3 sites – Wellington Regional Hospital, Kenepuru Community Hospital and Kapiti health centre. The role also should attract a Hand therapist with comprehensive hand therapy clinical skills. The role will mainly work clinically in Wellington and Kenepuru, assisting in fracture clinics and with own clinics in Therapies. The Hand therapy service also receives drop in referrals from ED and orthopaedic clinics. We are looking for a highly skilled and hardworking therapist who is keen to continue to develop the DHB Hand therapy service.

This is a permanent, part-time (0.9FTE / 36 hours per week) role.


  • Clinical workload includes own clinics and support for Orthopaedic/fracture clinics.
  • Support with some operational aspects of management of the Hand therapy team.
  • Supervision and support of rotational physiotherapists, hand therapists in training and occupational/physiotherapy students.


  • Highly skilled Hand therapist with some experience of management
  • NZ registered Occupational therapist or Physiotherapist. Registered with Hand Therapy NZ.
  • Comprehensive experience of management of all Hand conditions.


Capability development is a high priority for CCDHB. Professional development opportunities are a given, as well as the ability to upskill and to take on other roles. People and their skills are highly valued at CCDHB.

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, access to a cost-effective gym including exercise classes and use of two low-cost holiday homes at Taupo.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Applications close on 09/09/18. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email recruitment(at) and please indicate the vacancy number (AH112-18) and job title in the subject line.


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