Hand Therapist (Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist)
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital
The details: Permanent 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week, 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday)
Join our great hand therapy team for the opportunity to work alongside our clients throughout their health journey
About the role:
We are looking for an experienced hand therapist, preferably with experience in providing care to clients with traumatic upper limb conditions. You will be based at the Meade Clinical Centre located on the Waikato Hospital campus, with the potential for visits to our rural hospitals in order to provide clinical input. Our organisation is a tertiary hospital trauma service, and as such has a wide range of complex injuries coming through our doors. We enjoy close proximity and working relationships with the plastics and orthopaedic surgeons and are looking for someone who understands the value of collaborative working.
As the ideal person for this role, you will have the following skills and attributes;
This position is Children’s Worker, as defined by the Children’s Act (2014), and as such appropriate screening will be conducted.
About Waikato DHB and the Allied Health Service:
The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Maori communities.
Allied Health is a department of the Waikato DHB that provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetic, Audiology & New Born Hearing screening, Social Work, and Psychology services. Staff within these professions are all involved in direct client care and work in a wide range of situations to improve the health and wellbeing of the people they work with. Allied Health staff work in partnership with individuals and their family/whanau to facilitate relationships and a smooth journey through the healthcare system.
A wide range of education, training and learning opportunities are offered to our allied health staff, for more information click here.
Please apply directly online. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the application process please contact
Application closing date: 30 January 2020
Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui