Physiotherapist – Wairau Hospital


  • Work alongside clients throughout their health journey
  • Opportunity to be co-located with a wide range of Allied Health professionals
  • Permanent full-time position 

About the role

This permanent full-time position (working 80 hours a fortnight, as rostered) is based within the physiotherapy team at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim, providing rehabilitation input to outpatients and community for a variety of conditions such as neurological, musculoskeletal and deconditioning. You would also be part of the weekend oncall roster. 

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

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

About us

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. 

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. 

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.

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

About you

We are looking for clinicians with a genuine passion for working with clients and being part of an inter-disciplinary team. You will be a NZ Registered Physiotherapist with comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills and the experience and ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively. Experience working with clients with neurological conditions is desirable. You will have excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals and health agencies.

What we offer

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes. Find out more about NMH

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

The Marlborough region is known for its dry climate, the picturesque Marlborough Sounds, and award-winning wineries. The Queen Charlotte Track, Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman National Park provide an abundance of opportunities for lifestyle pursuits; there are also many excellent schools and facilities for families  making our part of New Zealand one of the most desirable places to live.

Find out more about Marlborough https://marlboroughnz.com/

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Nicola Westend, Team Leader Physiotherapy Wairau Nicola.westend@nmdhb.govt.nz

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

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.

https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz  

Ref: W19-112 

Applications close: Thursday 8th August (unless filled prior)

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: W19-112

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: Thursday 8th August (unless filled prior)