Physiotherapist, Emergency Department - Nelson Hospital

Part time

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough) formally NMDHB

Emergency Department, Nelson Hospital

Part-time (from 0.2FTE - 0.7FTE)

  • Great opportunity to upskill and expand your knowledge in a fast-paced environment
  • Work alongside clients throughout their health journey

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

Experience varied and rewarding work in our busy Emergency Department. You will enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary, supportive team, providing quality assessment and goal orientated interventions through a patient-centred approach.

Normal hours of work are between Monday - Friday 6AM - 8PM. This role could include weekend work.

We have two part-time roles available:

One: Fixed-term six months (0.5 FTE - 0.7FTE / 40 - 56 hours per fortnight)

Two: Permanent (0.2FTE / 16 hours per fortnight)

Please get in touch to discuss the hours you would like to work or include them in your cover letter. If you would like to have a confidential conversation about the role and/or to discuss hours of work, please contact Deidre Crichton - Physiotherapy Team Leader via

The salary for this position is within the range of $59,035 to $85,992 (Steps 1 to 8) of the Allied, Public Health, Scientific and Technical MECA, dependent on skills and experience.

Find out more about working in Physiotherapy at Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough:

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

We are looking for someone with broad clinical knowledge and experience who values teamwork and is an innovative and flexible thinker, motivated by excellent clinical outcomes. This role requires you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs. You will be a NZ Registered Physiotherapist with comprehensive clinical assessment and problem-solving skills with the experience and ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively. You will have excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals and health agencies.

Te Whatu Ora staff must have completed their primary course of NZ approved COVID-19 vaccines as they have direct contact with patients and members of the public.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

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.

Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team, and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

We offer a very supportive working environment within a great team of people committed to improving the health of people across the Top of the South.

At Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough we encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and is passionate about caring for our community. We do great work, and we need a great team to help us deliver.

Nelson is one of New Zealand's top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits with beaches, rivers and national parks on your doorstep, 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

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

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

For a confidential conversation about the role please contact Deidre Crichton - Physiotherapy Team Leader via

Apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interest in one or both position.


Applications are open until filled.

Applications will be reviewed as received. Please don't hesitate to contact Deidre if you have any questions.

Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori, and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

Job Closes: 9:08 AM, 24 February 2023


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