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Physiotherapist - Rotational

Physiotherapist – Rotational

New or Recent Graduate Physiotherapists encouraged to apply

Allied Health Unit, Southland Hospital


  • Salary Band:  $70,842 - $85,992 p.a for fulltime + Kiwisaver + on-site employee gym
  • Multiple permanent, full-time roles available (1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week)
  • Work, learn and have fun


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Exciting opportunities await physiotherapists in our rotational program at Southland Hospital. This unique program offers six-month rotations in various clinical areas, including acute inpatient services (medical, surgical, critical care, paediatrics, and orthopaedics), rehabilitation inpatients (AT&R), musculoskeletal and general outpatients (which may involve hydrotherapy and group sessions), and community services. 


Please note these roles require you to participate in weekend and on-call rosters.

Mōu ake | About you

We are on the lookout for hardworking, enthusiastic, and self-directed learners eager to expand their knowledge and skills across a diverse range of clinical areas within Te Whatu Ora Southland Hospital. We value candidates who are open to being placed in any rotation. We are seeking hardworking, enthusiastic and self-directed learners who are keen to grow their knowledge and skills across a range of clinical areas offered within Te Whatu Ora Southland Hopsital to join our team.  We expect candidates will be open to be placed in any rotation.

Key Attributes:

Motivation and Enthusiasm: We seek motivated and enthusiastic team players with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Proactive Learning: A proactive approach toward learning is essential, as you will collaborate with a committed inter-professional team of health professionals to develop quality services.

Versatility: Develop skills to work autonomously in various settings, including respiratory and critical/high-dependency care.

Time Management: Proficiency in managing and prioritizing your learning goals and professional development plan for each rotation.

Adaptability: Be adaptable and flexible, allowing you to work effectively with clients and thrive in a changing health environment.

Join us in this exciting journey where you'll contribute to the well-being of our community, gain diverse experiences, and foster your professional growth. If you're ready to embrace the challenge and make a positive impact, we welcome your application.


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Painga | Benefits

  • A wide variety of rotation placements.
  • Friendly and Supportive team environment.
  • Working alongside highly experienced and supportive staff.
  • Regular in-service and new graduate programme.
  • Beautiful coastlines and a family-friendly community.
  • 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. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it’s surfing, kayaking, or sailing; skiing, hunting, or fishing; theatre, live-music, or art – there’s literally something for everyone.


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 1 ($70,842 p.a) and step 3 ($82,045 p.a) of the Degree-Based Allied, Public Health and Technical scale.


Rā mōnehu |Closing date: Wednesday 13th March 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

Please provide as part of your application, please provide a CV and a cover letter including “why Southland is the right place for you”


We look forward to receiving your online application. 


For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor:


All conversations will be confidential in nature.


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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