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Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist

Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist

Home Team Dunedin Hospital

Salary band $68,371 - $85,992 + Kiwisaver + on-site employee gym


  • Permanent vacancies available, various FTE!
  • Competitive salary + discounted health insurance + on-site employee gym
  • Join our friendly team during an exciting time of development!


Mō te tūranga | About the role


The Home Team is an interprofessional team designed to support discharge from hospital, or prevent unnecessary hospital admission through rapid allied health and nursing assessment and support at home.

This service works in partnership with clients, key stakeholders and uses frailty as an indicator. The Home team play a critical role in supporting the Medical Assessment unit. This is a fast-paced work environment where patients, admitted from ED or direct from the community are comprehensively assessed to determine if ongoing inpatient care is required or if the patient can be discharged home.


  • Fantastic opportunity for an Allied Health Professional who is adaptive to change, resourceful, flexible to service needs and future development and has a genuine passion for working across both inpatient and community settings
  • Support the early assessment, intervention, and coordination of services to support improved patient outcomes and patient flow within our hospital.  


View position description – Physiotherapist

View position description – Occupational Therapist


Mōu ake | About you


  • Proven ability to adapt to change and be flexible within the working environment with a desire to create change for the better of our service users.
  • Advanced comprehensive clinical assessment and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to direct and delegate to Rehabilitation Assistants.
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals, both within the in-patient services and in the community setting.
  • Recent experience of working with the older adults in acute, rehabilitation or community settings.
  • Be a Registered Health Professional with a current APC, ideally 2 years post registration in an appropriate setting and have a full clean NZ Driver’s License.


Please specify your preferred hours (FTE) per week in your covering letter.


Painga | Benefits

  • Beautiful coastlines and a family-friendly community.
  • Continuous support for career development.
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance.
  • Access to staff fitness facilities and banking offers
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


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 DHBs/PSA Allied, Public Health and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($59,035 p.a) and Step 8 ($85,992 p.a pro rata) of the Degree-based Allied, Public Health and Technical Salary Scale.


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date: Sunday, 2 April 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

For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor,

All conversations will be confidential in nature.


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


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 vaccination requirements

New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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