New or recent graduate Physiotherapists are encouraged to apply!

Allied Health Unit, Southland Hospital

Salary band: $59,035 – $85,992 p.a for full-time plus Kiwisaver and 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 and sought-after positions for physiotherapists in our rotational programme are being recruited.

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.

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

Mōu ake – About you

We are seeking hardworking, enthusiastic and self-directed learners who are keen grow their knowledge and skills across a range of clinical areas offered within Te Whatu Ora Southern Hospitals to join our team. We prefer candidates who will be open to be placed in any rotation.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic team-player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A proactive approach towards learning is essential. You will have the drive to develop quality services in collaboration with others while working alongside a committed inter-professional team of health professionals.

You will be keen to develop skills to work autonomously in a variety of settings listed above which include respiratory, and critical/high-dependency care settings.

You will be proficient at managing and prioritising your own learning goals and professional development plan for each rotation.

You will need to be adaptable and flexible allowing you to work effectively with your clients and within a changing health environment.

View position description (New Grad Physiotherapist)

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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.

Utu whānui – Salary range

$59,035 to $85,992

Rā mōnehu – Closing date: Friday, 15 December 2023.

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 Southern is the right place for you’.

We look forward to receiving your online application.

For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor: james.boyd@southerndhb.govt.nz

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 the following:

  • 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

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/

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About Te Whatu Ora Southern

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.