Hand Therapist

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Location: Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Job Type: Full-Time
Specialty: Physiotherapist
Job ID: Tonix1438


Job Description

About the Service

The Hand Therapy service provides assessment and treatment to clients referred to our client under Ministry of Health and ACC contracts. Treatment may be provided in an outpatient setting, specialist outpatient hand clinics or on the inpatient wards as required.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced occupational therapist or physiotherapist to join the hand therapy team. This is an opportunity to be a part of a great team of hand therapists working closely with the Wellington Regional Plastics, Maxillofacial and Burns Unit, Orthopaedics and Rheumatology. You will be working in an outpatient setting and oversee a varied caseload including acute trauma, post-surgical intervention and Ministry of Health clients. You will be working with a highly experienced and supportive team focused on evidence-based management.

In this role you will be providing comprehensive assessment, treatment and rehabilitation service to clients referred with upper limb conditions.

We have two positions available, one is full time 1.0 FTE for 1 year, commencing the 1st July 2019 to cover parental leave. The second position is permanent part time (0.6 FTE) although additional hours maybe available. In addition to NZ residents and citizens, if you are on a working holiday visa in NZ and have the required skills we would consider your application.


Skills and Experience

Good communication skills written and verbal with clients and colleagues
Ability to work autonomously and manage a varied and busy caseload
Flexibility and adaptability
You will also need to be registered with the NZ Physiotherapy Board or Occupational Therapy Board NZ and have a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC). Ideally you will be an associate or registered member of Hand Therapy NZ.


We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support.

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, and use of our onsite gym.

For more information or a job description please email annie@tonix.co.nz