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Physiotherapist (Fixed-term x 2)



Allied Health, Southland Hospital

Salary Band – $82,045- $109,000  p.a pro rata

  • Two fixed-term, parental leave cover roles available (hours open to negotiation): 


This position involves working in either the inpatient or outpatient setting with a range of age groups at Southland Hospital. This role requires the ability to work effectively and autonomously in a fast-paced environment. An understanding of optimising patient outcomes is essential.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Assess and treat patients with physical conditions, injuries, or disabilities, utilising therapeutic techniques and exercises to improve mobility, reduce pain, and enhance overall functional abilities within the hospital setting.

Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care and contribute to patients' overall well-being.

Develop with senior mentors in either Dunedin or Invercargill.  


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Mōu ake | About you 

  • Enthusiastic team player who is keen to grow their knowledge and skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a proactive approach towards learning.
  • Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand and holding a current APC.


Painga | Benefits

  • 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 we aim 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.


The Southland Hospital Physiotherapy team values a balanced approach to our work. We are a dedicated group passionate about our craft, committed to teamwork, and open to continuous learning. Physiotherapists in outpatient and rehabilitation settings possess a solid foundation of knowledge, take pride in their versatility, and appreciate a family-friendly work environment. Inpatient teams are enthusiastic about learning and work collaboratively, with additional professional support available through our connection with Dunedin Hospital. Join us for a rewarding and supportive experience in healthcare.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role aligns with the  PSA/DHBs Allied, Public Health and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and falls between Step 3 ($82,045 p.a) and Step 10 ($109,000 p.a pro rata) of the Degree-Based Allied, Public Health and Technical scale. 


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date: 15th December 2023

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 James Boyd, 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)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.


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