Permanent up to 1.0 FTE position working up to 80 hours a fortnight

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough)

Nelson Hospital

Opportunity to be co-located with a wide range of Allied Health professionals
Work alongside clients throughout their health journey
Work part-time or full-time to suit your lifestyle in one of NZ’s most sought after regions
Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

This role is primarily based at Nelson Hospital and can include a rotation to the clinic at the Motueka Community Health Service. You will primarily be working within the outpatient physiotherapy team providing care for clients with a wide range of conditions, primarily musculoskeletal. You will enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing quality assessment and goal orientated interventions, through a patient-centred approach. This role requires you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs.

Find out more about working as a Physiotherapist at Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE5AuiM_nbs

The full-time equivalent salary for this position in within the range $63,702 to $85,992 (Steps 2 to 8) based on the PSA Allied Public Health and Technical MECA, dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

We are looking for an experienced clinician who has a genuine passion for working with clients and being part of a dynamic and supportive Physiotherapy team. You will be a NZ Registered Physiotherapist with comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills with the experience and ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively. You will have excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals and health agencies.

For the health and safety of staff and patients all Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 including boosters.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

We are a proactive team providing the highest standard of care for our clients, while maintaining an excellent work-life balance. Our teams pride themselves on being friendly and supportive – working with the people of our community to promote, encourage and enable their health, well-being and independence.

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)


Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

We offer a very supportive working environment within a great team of people committed to improving the health of people across the Top of the South.

At Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) we encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and that is passionate about caring for our community. We do great work and we need a talented team to help us deliver.

Nelson is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits with beaches, rivers and national parks on your doorstep, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. World renowned wineries and craft breweries are nearby and the area is rich in art and culture with many cafes and excellent schools and facilities for families. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit http://www.nelsonnz.com/.

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274

For role specific information please contact Deidre Crichton – Physiotherapy Team Leader on deidre.crichton@nmdhb.govt.nz

Apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position.



Applications close Saturday, 8 October 2022 (unless filled prior).

Applications will be reviewed as received.

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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About Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the region serving a population of approximately 150,000. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are the largest employer in the region. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community.