Physiotherapist - Rehabilitation

Full time


Where you'll be working: Older Persons Rehabilitation Service. Waikato Hospital

The details: Permanent - 35 hours per week

Are you looking for a new challenge?

an opportunity has arisen for an experienced physiotherapist to join our OPR - Older Persons Rehabilitation Service, Monday - Friday, covering either inpatient or outpatient services.

You will work in partnership with other experienced clinicians and our multi-disciplinary team providing physiotherapy assessment and management services to our rehabilitation patients. You will utilise principles of cultural safety and apply high level clinical expertise and independent professional judgment on a daily basis.

You must be able to utilise high level evidence-based practice to develop, implement and evaluate individualised treatment programs, deliver health education, and participate in health promotion activities.

The successful candidate will need:

  • NZ Physiotherapy registration and a current annual practicing certificate
  • Ideally minimum of 3 years clinical experience
  • Experience in rehabilitation preferable
  • Experience taking students preferable
  • Experience in service development

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. You can read about our vision, strategy and values here.

The Physiotherapy service has approximately 90 staff including Physiotherapists, assistants and administrators that work across the large geographical area that is Waikato DHB. We have staff based at Waikato Hospital, our secondary hospital in Thames and our 3 rural hospitals in Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumaranui and across our many community bases in areas such as Morrinsville, Matamata, Cambridge, and Ngaruawahia.

Our vision is to provide quality physiotherapy care to promote, encourage and enable health, wellbeing and independence for the patients and Whānau in the communities we serve. Our mission is to ensure that patients receive excellence of care, that our staff are supported and trained to work and maintain levels of evidence based practice and that our service is equitable, efficient and effective in order to meet the needs of our patients and their Whānau. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, supportive team who are keen to grow and develop our staff.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Maori communities.

Your application:

Please apply directly online here: http://tas-adhbrac.taleo.net/careersection/.wai_ext/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=ham00668

If you have any specific questions about the role, please contact Moana O'Brien m +64 (21) 991624 or email Moana.O'Brien@waikatodhb.health.nz

Closing date: 3 August 2021

Position description


Theme "People at Heart€" - Te iwi Ngakaunui

  • Give and earn respect - Whakamana
  • Listen to me; talk to me - Whakarongo
  • Fair play - Mauri Pai
  • Growing the good - Whakapakari
  • Stronger together - Kotahitanga

Job Closes: 12:00 AM, 3 August 2021

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