Nelson DHB Hand Therapist


Physiotherapy - Hand Therapy

  • Permanent 0.5FTE position, or part thereof
  • Opportunity to be co-located with a wide range of Allied Health professionals
  • Work alongside clients throughout their health journey

About the role

We have a permanent part-time position available for either a registered hand therapist, an associate member hand therapist, or a physiotherapist with a commitment to upskill in hand therapy to a level of becoming a registered hand therapist. This role could be worked as up to 0.5FTE, (40 hours a fortnight, or part thereof), as part of a multi-disciplinary team. It would be helpful if you could indicate your preferred FTE, or hours per fortnight, in your covering letter.

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About you

You will be a NZ Registered Physiotherapist with advanced comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills with the experience and ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively. You will have excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals both within the in-patient services and in the community, and you will be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs.

About us

We are a proactive team providing the highest standard of care for our clients, while maintaining an excellent work-life balance. Our team prides itself on being friendly and supportive - working with the people of our community to promote, encourage and enable their health, well-being and independence.

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services.

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What we offer

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Nelson is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Deidre Crichton - Physiotherapy Team Leader on deidre.crichton(at)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies(at) or 03 546 1274.

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

Ref: N19-380

Applications close: Open until job filled

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03 546 1274

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