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TBI Health was created with a simple idea: to help people with pain, illness, or injury. TBI Health has come a long way since it began its journey in 2001, from 2016 we partnered with Southern Cross & together we are passionate about ensuring our clients get the right help, at the right time, to get them back on track & living meaningful lives.

We are known to offer an attractive work environment to support staff wellbeing and growth. Our current focus is to continue our work on introducing new services for our staff to become involved in and ultimately, help enhance their careers.

It is also important to TBI Health to continue having an equity focused workplace culture where staff feel supported, enriched, & valued. As a NZ owned company, we position ourselves as a Te Tiriti partner and have an ongoing commitment to health equity for Māori. Join us on this transformational journey of delivering tailored and quality healthcare service which meets the needs of our... diverse Aotearoa.


About The Palmerston North Team

The TBI Health Palmerston North team is a well-developed and experienced team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, hand therapists, exercise therapist, clinical pharmacist, nurse practitioner and dietician. We have built strong connections with pain specialists, MSK and orthopaedic specialists within the area who work closely with the team on a case-by-case basis.

The team culture is fun and social. We love to have a good laugh together and work collaboratively. We are based in a central location with easy parking and a multitude of cafes with great coffee close by.

There are some great staff success stories which originated from this clinic. Some of the current team members have the opportunity to contribute their expertise by taking on additional roles such as Contract Lead, Hauora Connect local champion, H&S Committee member, Supervision, etc.

Be part of a team that has achieved some great things in the equity space as well. They continue to increase the cultural capability of the team and build new networks in the community with Māori health providers and local iwi.

As part of the Palmerston North team, you will be working in a new and purpose-built clinic located within a specialist centre, shared with radiology, MSK and orthopaedic specialists. The clinic is situated in a great location with easy public carparking options nearby and 6 different coffee shops within a 3-minute walk.

About The Mahi (role)

Are you looking for the flexibility to manage your own diary and complete reporting and administration tasks from home? Look no further... we can offer you the work-life balance you crave.

You will be an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist with experience and an interest in Occupational Health in the Community and/or Vocational Rehabilitation services!

You will be supported by the Clinic Manager and you will be a key member of the Palmerston North interdisciplinary rehabilitation team.

With extensive training and mentoring depending on experience, the successful candidate will be required to provide a wide variety of different Well At Work and Community services within the Manawatu region, particularly working with key businesses to assist in the prevention and management of pain, discomfort, and injury in their workplaces.

Your day to day tasks will be:
• Completing workplace assessments for return to work following illness or injury.
• Providing patient education, training, treatment, and rehabilitation in a variety of community and workplace settings.
• Liaise with external partners such as specialists, general practitioners, and employers to ensure smooth rehabilitation for the client.
• You will have the flexibility to complete administration and documentation tasks from home.
• If you’d like to be part of a company that lives by its values and cares for its people and clients, then look no further! We might have the job for you.

Skills and Experiences:

About You

Our ideal candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy and have a minimum of 2-years clinical experience. A post-graduate qualification would be an advantage to the applicant however not essential.

It is expected that the successful applicant would be willing to work towards a post-graduate qualification.

To be successful in this role you will have:
• An interest in vocational and community rehabilitation
• A strong work ethic
• A positive, can-do attitude 
• A desire to achieve clinical excellence
• Very good organisational and communication skills
• An ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
• An awareness of how to provide top-quality customer service
• A commitment to professional development
• A current practicing certificate to work in New Zealand
• A professional body membership and indemnity insurance
• Current full clean driver’s license
• Bachelor’s degree or above qualification

Benefits Of Joining TBI Health

For your shared passion and commitment to TBI Health and its goals, we have the following on offer for you:
• Competitive remuneration and bonus structure
• Mobile phone and vehicle will be provided for work use
• Subsidised private health insurance with Southern Cross (must be employed for 20 or more hours to qualify)
• Birthday leave! (must be employed for 20 or more hours to qualify)
• Wellbeing allowance is currently valued at $250 if you are employed for 20 hours or more per week or $100 for employees who work under 20 hours per week.
• Inclusive culture which embraces and celebrates the diversity of its people
• Attend several training sessions during the year focused on teaching how to incorporate Māori tikanga in your role appropriately.
• Extensive internal training across all areas we work in
• Annual contribution to your career development and further qualifications
• There is an opportunity to grow into supervision, training, quality, or management roles.
• Reimbursement for Annual Practicing Certificate, Professional Membership and Insurance
• Flexible work hours

….. and many more benefits such as discounts on products/services with brand partners!

Please visit our website https://tbihealth.co.nz/careers/roles-at-tbi-health/ to learn more about us, meet our team, and view our staff testimonials.


Applications close 21st May 2024.

Please include a cover letter with your application. All correspondence will be kept strictly confidential. All applications must be submitted via the online process. Applications received directly via email may not be considered for shortlisting.

We welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates who meet the skills and qualifications criteria for the advertised role. Should you be successful in your application, we will contact you to organise an interview. At that time, you will have the opportunity to inform us of any cultural or any other diversity needs you may have so we can support you appropriately during the interview process.

For further information or a chat please contact the Clinic Manager - Jackson Wong: Jackson.wong@tbihealth.co.nz or 06 222 3001

Please note we will be shortlisting and interviewing as suitable applications come through. So, it is likely the advertisement will close before the advertised deadline. If you are interested in expressing interest or finding out more, contact us as soon as possible
Palmerston North New Zealand


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