Physiotherapist Opportunities - Nelson

  • Two positions available
  • Opportunity to be co-located with a wide range of Allied Health professionals
  • Work alongside clients throughout their health journey 

About the roles

We have two positions available for physiotherapists who are interested in working as part of multi-disciplinary teams. These roles require you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs. You will display a genuine passion for working both in the hospital and in the community.

Please watch our video about working in Physiotherapy at Nelson Marlborough Health

Position 1: 2 year, fixed-term, full time role (working 80 hours a fortnight) until 29/01/2021 within the Physiotherapy Team at Nelson Hospital.

The position would be suitable for new graduate or experienced therapists, and will involve rotating between Outpatients and AT&R. 

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

Position 2: Permanent, part time role – working 40 hours a fortnight (0.5FTE) within our Child Development Service based at Nelson Hospital

The Child Development Service (CDS) provides multi-disciplinary therapy for children and youth with disabilities (0-16 years) in partnership with their families/whanau/caregivers. The physiotherapy role spans inpatient, outpatient and community settings including home and school visits. It is highly desirable that you have post graduate clinical experience in paediatrics. The team has a strong commitment to help children achieve optimum function and wellbeing in their everyday lives. 

Although this position is located in Nelson, you may form time-to-time be required to provide services in Blenheim.

As only one position description (PD) can be uploaded against a vacancy, please request a copy of the Physiotherapist-Child Development Service PD via

About you

You will be a NZ Registered Physiotherapist with advanced comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills. You will have the experience and ability to work autonomously and collaboratively. You will have excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals, both within the in-patient services and in the community.

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services.

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Find out more about us

What we offer

Nelson is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, 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

How to apply

For role specific information please contact:

Deidre Crichton - Physiotherapy Team Leader on

Carol Merrilees – Acting Team Leader Child Development Services on or via 03 546 1707.

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form. Please indicate in your covering letter which position you are applying for.

Ref: N18-547

Applications close: Thursday, 24 January 2019 (unless filled prior)

Permanent/Part Time, Fixed Term/Temporary/Full Time

Job no: N18-547

Location: Nelson

Closing Date: Thursday, 24 January 19 (unless filled prior)