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Occupational Therapist, New Zealand

Updated: Apr 19

As the leading Medical Recruitment Agency in New Zealand, we have some exciting new opportunities to share. We are looking for Occupational Therapists who are interested in immigrating to New Zealand, we have various positions across New Zealand.

Our Client

Our client is a public health organisation who is at the heart of New Zealand’s healthcare. They strive to offer top-notch, fair medical services to everyone. They’re all about improving health across the board, making sure healthcare is smooth and efficient for everyone in New Zealand. Join a team that’s truly making a difference in people's lives every day.

The Opportunity

Working in partnership with the wider multidisciplinary team, you will provide high quality, person-centred assessment and therapy in the inpatient setting.  Problem solving complex presentations and bringing creative solutions to discharge planning challenges will spark your interest and keep you actively learning.  You will support and guide rotational Occupational Therapists and students, and be actively involved in ongoing quality improvement initiatives within the Occupational Therapy service and wider team. Leadership and coordination opportunities are available for those looking for additional challenges.

What will I need?

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, or equivalent.

  • New Zealand Registration with current annual practising certificate (APC) or ability to gain this in a timely way.

  • Minimum of 2 years clinical practice

Join the team!

You will join a diverse team of acute and subacute Occupational Therapists, and be part of the supportive Allied Health inpatient team.  Our client values Continued Professional Development, mentoring, supervision and on-going training.  You will have access to regular in-service training, special interest working groups, and learning opportunities to develop your clinical, cultural, quality improvement, and leadership skills.  The Occupational Therapy Professional Lead will also support your growth and promote the Occupational Therapy service throughout the hospital.


  • Relocation packages available for international and NZ candidates

  • Flights paid for primary applicant and immediate family

  • Accommodation paid for the first 4 weeks 

  • Travel allowance provided for the first 4 weeks

  • Freight allowance $10 000

  • Support for career development

  • Excellent schools across the region and recreational facilities

  • Professional development support annually

  • Work cell phone

  • Funded renewal of annual practising certificate and part funding for New Zealand Occupational Therapy professional society membership

  • Allied Health Pay Equity Settlement and new SECA salary increases due March 2024

If you have any questions or would like to submit an application, please email

Please be advised that you will be contacted by Medipath Healthcare Recruitment within 14 days should we wish to proceed with your application. Similarly, if you are not contacted by Medipath Healthcare Recruitment, please accept your application as unsuccessful. Your CV will automatically be added to our database and we could be contacting you should a suitable position arise.


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