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Rotational Physiotherapist

Rotational Physiotherapist – New or Recent Graduates

Southland Hospital


  • Full time permanent position
  • Work, learn and have fun
  • Friendly and supportive team
  • Rare opportunity to learn from a very experienced team


We have an exciting and sought-after position for a new or recent graduate physiotherapist at Southland Hospital!


Our Team

Our Physiotherapy team at Southland Hospital is seeking energetic and enthusiastic new graduates who can think outside of the square and has a hunger to learn. This service will give you the opportunity to build a knowledge within a broad range of physiotherapy services, treatments and care techniques. The team provides a supportive and encouraging environment, for you to develop your career and grow as Physiotherapist. Including team building and ideas sharing opportunities being fun ways to connect with the team.


Southland Hospital (Invercargill)
The rotational programme at Southland Hospital comprises six-monthly rotations in areas including; acute inpatient services (medical, surgical and orthopaedics), rehabilitation inpatients (AT&R), musculoskeletal and general outpatients (including hydrotherapy and groups), and community. With the potential to cross-over and do some rotations in Dunedin Hospital as well.


About the Role – what’s in it for me?

We take pride in supporting our staff to grow as clinicians so we run a well-developed on-going support and professional development programme, which will nurture you to evolve into a capable and confident physiotherapist. The new graduate programme includes regular in-services, senior staff mentoring, an interprofessional learning programme and support network, peer-review, a comprehensive on-call competency-training framework, and access to course and conference funding.


We are looking for enthusiastic; team-players who are keen grow their knowledge and skills across the range of clinical areas offered within Southern DHB. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a proactive approach towards learning are essential.


To be considered for this role you will need to or be able to obtain registration with the New Zealand Physiotherapy Board and gain a current Annual Practicing Certificate. You will be computer literate with strong attention to detail. You must hold a full, clean drivers licence.


Please provide as part of your application a cover letter and CV and please use your 4th year clinical coordinator as one of your referees.


Why Invercargill?

Invercargill is going through transformation, and if a relaxed paced life is what you’re seeking… this is the place to be!


Wide streets in a gridded layout make it easy to find your way around the city to enjoy the excellent cultural attractions, outstanding nature reserves and parks, and lively cafes, restaurants and bars. There’s something for the whole family in Invercargill! To get taste of what’s happening in town view the links below; neatplaces.co.nz and Southlandnz.com  


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.


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Closing Date: Sunday, 30 May 2021

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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