Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough) formerly NMDHB.

* Marlborough Health Hub – Blenheim
* Permanent 0.8 FTE , 64 hours per fortnight

Nga mohiohio e pa ana ki tenei mahi (About this position)

Our physiotherapy department has well-equipped treatment areas including a gym and hydrotherapy pool, and is situated within an Allied Health Hub. Clinical inpatient areas include surgical, orthopaedics, medical and rehabilitation wards with in-reach to paediatrics and the emergency department. This role is predominately based in our busy outpatient department with opportunity for a wide variety of musculoskeletal individual and group opportunities, as well as neurological conditions and community work. We aim to support therapists to work within their areas of interest with plenty of opportunity for an interesting and varied workload.

You will be working as part of an inter-disciplinary team providing quality assessment, intervention, advice and discharge planning through a patient-centred approach. The role requires you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs.

The working hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm and you’ll be required to participate in the on-call roster at weekends.

The salary for this position is within the range of $59,035 to $85,992 (Steps 1 to 8) of the Allied, Public Health, Scientific and Technical MECA.

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

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.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid NZ work visa at the time of applying.

A matou ropu (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 clients 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. With nearly 3000 employees, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. 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.

Etahi atu mohiohio (More information)


Nga huanga o tenei mahi (The benefits of this position)

In this role you will be able to apply your musculoskeletal and clinical reasoning skills to make a real difference to people’s lives.

At Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) we encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and passionate about caring for our community.

Situated at the top of the South Island, Blenheim is well known for its temperate climate, award winning wineries, stunning scenery and outdoor pursuits – all available within minutes of the town centre. For more information on the Marlborough region visit https://marlboroughnz.com/

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 539 5748.

For role specific information please contact Reuben Rhodes, Team Leader on reuben.rhodes@nmdhb.govt.nz

Apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.



Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

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

Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora are committed to delivering a health system that is simpler and more coordinated, allowing for better and more consistent care to support all New Zealanders to live longer and have the best possible quality of life.