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Physiotherapist (Senior/Growth Position)

Expression of Interest 

Southland Hospital

  • Grow your career with exposure to a wide case variety, end-to-end
  • Head south to Invercargill for a refreshing change of pace
  • Create a schedule that works for you with full or part time hours


So, it’s time for a change? A new beginning? An exciting leap? If you’re after a move that offers the career challenge you crave in the country with the best equipped department, matched with real work-life balance in a welcoming community that the kiwi dream is all about, it’s time to join us at Southland Hospital.


Right now, we’re looking for motivated senior and junior Physiotherapists across a wide range of specialties. Interested?


About the team

This service will give you the opportunity to build or display your knowledge within a broad range of physiotherapy services, treatments and care techniques.  The team provides a supportive and encouraging environment, encouraging you to develop your career and grow as Physiotherapist. Team building and ideas sharing opportunities are fun ways to connect with the team.


Areas include; acute inpatient services (medical, surgical and orthopaedics), rehabilitation inpatients (AT&R), musculoskeletal and general outpatients (including hydrotherapy and groups), and community.


About you

From acute to cardio, from outpatient to community therapists, we have openings across all areas of physiotherapy. Perhaps you’re a junior, looking to grow your skills and build your knowledge by greater exposure to end-to-end treatment, and plenty of support for you to learn on the job?


Or maybe you’re a senior Physio, hoping to make a real impact on the way we do things? We’re embarking on an exciting chapter of innovation and change, and we know we’ll be led by the diverse skillsets of team members like you. If you’ve got ideas, we can’t wait to hear them. You could lead the change and help envision new ways of working. You could watch as your ideas take shape and benefit patients across the community.


Or perhaps it’s a change of pace you’re after? If you’re looking to dial back the demands of your current role, we have roles to fit any schedule, and the flexibility to let you set your own full, or part time hours. You can make your work, work for you.


Why Southland?

For the locals, we don’t need to tell you life’s good down here. But if you’re further flung, Southland is the ultimate change of scenery you’ve been looking for. Bring the family down for a little peace and quiet, with plenty of access to adventure whenever you need it, and hundreds of kms of natural beauty right there in your backyard.


So, if you’re a Physiotherapist in any stage or specialty, and are asking yourself what’s next, it’s time to look south – we can’t wait for you to join us.


Southern DHB

The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.


If you’re a Physiotherapist looking to grow your skills or make your mark in a rebuilding phase, let’s talk.



Closing Date: OPEN

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


For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: theonette.ramsden@southerndhb.govt.nz


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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