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Community Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Community Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Southland Hospital

Salary Band – $70,000 - $100,000 p.a pro rata + Kiwisaver + on-site parking


  • Permanent, full time (1.0 FTE), 40 hours per week
  • Discounted health insurance + subsidised gym membership
  • Access to regular supervision, professional development, and peer support


Southland Hospital is seeking a Physiotherapist to join our skilled and inclusive team. Have the best of both worlds working in the community and in-reaching to patients within the hospital.  Work in a multi disciplinary team which includes Allied Health Assistants enabling you to delegate tasks so facilitating efficient patient care.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

  • Provide education and advice to patients within the Southland Hospital,
  • Upskill with training opportunities across the district with senior mentors, 
  • Focus on physiotherapy assessment and intervention in rehabilitation with orthopaedic conditions,
  • Collaborate alongside other Allied Health team members to plan and provide patient-centred rehabilitation to our community in their own homes.
  • Partner with our acute colleagues and have opportunities to work across the continuum of care by in-reaching into the hospital,
  • Participate in regular in-services, senior staff mentoring, an interprofessional learning programme and support network and peer-review.


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Mōu ake | About you

  • Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand and hold a current APC.
  • Enthusiastic team-player who is keen grow their knowledge and skills
  • Understanding of optimising patient outcomes and facilitating effective discharge in a community setting.


Painga | Benefits

  • Access to comprehensive on-call competency-training framework, and access to course and conference funding.
  • Affordable housing and beautiful scenery
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Access to discounted staff holiday accommodation and a range of retail discounts.


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the PSA Allied, Public Health Scientific and Technical Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($70,842 p.a) and Step 7 ($100,466 p.a pro-rata)


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Sunday, 21st April 2024

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For further information please contact Katie Procter Recruitment Advisor, all conversations will be confidential in nature

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

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