Physiotherapist - Wairau Hospital


  • Temporary full-time opportunity covering parental leave
  • Opportunity to work with a wide range of Allied Health professionals
  • Work alongside clients throughout their health journey 

About the role

This role is based at Wairau Hospital working within the physiotherapy team providing care across a continuum from inpatients to outpatients and into community, as appropriate, dependent upon experience. You will be working as part of an inter-disciplinary team providing quality assessment, intervention, advice and discharge planning through a patient-centred approach. This role requires you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs.

This is a temporary full time position working 80 hours a fortnight, covering parental leave for up to 12 months. There is a weekend on-call component to the role. 

About you

You will be a NZ Registered Physiotherapist with comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills. You will have excellent communication skills and the experience and ability to work autonomously and collaboratively.  

What we offer

This is your opportunity to join a proactive team based while maintaining an excellent work/life balance. The 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. There is a 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 within their areas of interest. 

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

Please watch our video about working in Physiotherapy at Nelson Marlborough Health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE5AuiM_nbs

Find out more about NMH  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

How to apply

Keen to apply now, don’t delay. We will be reviewing applications as they come in. Please fill in our online application form https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz/job 

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274. Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Nicola Westend, Team Leader Physiotherapy Wairau Nicola.westend@nmdhb.govt.nz

Ref: W19-042

Applications close: Thursday, 11th April (unless filled prior) 

Fixed Term/Temporary/Full Time

Job no: W19-042

Location: Blenheim

Closing Date: Thursday, 11th April (unless filled prior)