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Rotational Physiotherapist

Rotational Physiotherapist


New or Recent Graduate Physiotherapists encouraged to apply!


Allied Health Unit, Southland Hospital


  • Salary Band:  $74,842 - $86,045 p.a for fulltime + Kiwisaver + on-site employee gym
  • Multiple permanent, full-time roles available (1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week)
  • Make every weekend an adventure with amazing destinations close by!

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. The successful applicant will be required 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.

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


  • Beautiful coastlines and a family-friendly community.
  • Continuous support for career development.
  • Short work commutes + Free parking
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance.
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
  • Access to discounted staff holiday accommodation in Te Anau & Central Otago
  • Access to a range of retail, childcare and entertainment discounts

Mō mātou | About us


Sick of long commutes to work? - Southland Hospital is located within a 10 - 15 minute drive from anywhere in Invercargill and offers free car parking on site for staff.  Our hospital is a modern, secondary level 4 base hospital offering an innovative and progressive working environment.  Small and intimate enough to get to know not only your colleagues, but your patients in particular.  Here you will enjoy a clinically challenging and rewarding job combined with a relaxed and satisfying lifestyle.


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 the outdoors - kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; or theatre, live-music or art or shopping and dining out – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out  or check out Discover Invercargill for what we can offer you and your whanau.


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 ($74,842 p.a) and step 3 ($86,045 p.a) of the Degree-Based Allied, Public Health and Technical scale.


Rā mōnehu |Closing date: Friday, 21 June 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


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

For further information please contact Katie Procter 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)



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