Te Waipounamu (South Island): Invercargill, Blenheim, Ashburton and Timaru

  • Part-time (0.9 FTE, 9 day fortnight), fixed-term travelling rotation opportunity for two years
  • Opportunity to work across a range of settings
  • Locations of rotations across the Te Waipounamu (South Island) Region

Mō te tūranga – About the role

Health New Zealand – Te Whatu Ora Southern is excited to support this travelling rotation Physiotherapist opportunity.

This newly developed fixed-term opportunity comprises of six monthly rotations across the following locations within Te Waipounamu (South Island); Invercargill, Blenheim, Ashburton and Timaru.

In this position you will be across a range of settings including acute inpatient, rehabilitation and/or community dependant of the service and location needs with a focus on physiotherapy assessment and intervention.

This role requires the ability to work effectively and autonomously in a fast-paced environment with the ability to respond to the need of the service.

Please note this role will require you to participate in weekend and on-call rosters.

There are accommodation support options available, however these options vary between locations.

Mōu ake – About you

Alongside your clinical expertise, our ideal candidate will also be an excellent communicator with a high level of interpersonal skills.

To be successful in this role, you will also need to demonstrate the following:

  • A minimum of four years clinical experience
  • It is essential that you are registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand and hold a current annual practicing certificate
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, the specific relationship under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and Te Whatu Ora role in improving outcomes for iwi and Māori communities
  • Confidence with te ao Māori, tikanga, and te reo Māori or a commitment to starting your journey and taking ownership of your learning and growth
  • Tertiary/inpatient experience and significant experience in cardiorespiratory and critical care settings. would be an advantage
  • Proven leadership skills within physiotherapy and interprofessional settings is desirable
  • You will need to be adaptable and flexible allowing you to work effectively with your clients and within a changing health environment.

Painga – Benefits

  • A wide variety of rotation placement
  • Supportive team environment
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Utu whānui – Salary range

This role belongs to the Health New Zealand PSA Allied Public Health, Scientific & Technical Collective Agreement and the salary will be between Step 3 ($86,045) and Step 7 ($104,466) of the Core Salary Scale, placement will be based on experience in line with the collective agreement and salary framework.

Mō mātou – About us

Imagine living amid picturesque landscapes, with stunning mountains, lush forests and serene lakes. Te Waipounamu (South Island) is a nature and adventure lover’s paradise! Well known for our mountains, fjords, glaciers, coastlines and lakes that are often depicted on postcards and in films. But that’s not all – it’s also adventure-central, with many activities on offer including skiing, water sports, hiking, mountain biking, theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone!

When you join us, you become part of transforming the health system. This is a once in a life-time change, that will touch the lives of everyone in Aotearoa, and future generations.

Our name, Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora, means ‘the weaving of wellness’. Whatu is the combining together of people, resources, organisations, thoughts and actions for the betterment and wellbeing of all. Whatu is also a direct reference to the pupil of the eye, and the vision required of the new entity and system.

We are working towards a system that better meets the complex demands of a growing population, addresses the persistent inequalities experienced by Māori and ensures greater access, experience, and outcomes for those traditionally not well served by the system – Māori, Pacific, and Disabled People.

Rā mōnehu – Position Open Until Filled

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

For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our Health New Zealand – Te Whatu Ora Southern online career portal.

For further information around the recruitment process please contact Katie Procter, Recruitment Advisor (Health New Zealand I Te Whatu Ora Southern) via email katie.procter@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)

To apply

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

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