Physiotherapist - Emergency Department/ Acute Inpatients

Salary Competitive
Town/City Waikato Hospital, Hamilton 3204
Payment type Per annum
Region Overseas
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Job reference WAI22482
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer Waikato District Health Board

Other benefits

Vacancy details

Where you’ll be working: Emergency Department, Waikato Hospital
The details: Permanent full-time, 40 hours per week (1.0FTE), rostered
Salary Range: $60,202 to $87,034 per annum

The Physiotherapy team is part of a dynamic and growing Allied Health service and currently provide a service into our Emergency Department across 7 days a week, with aims to reduce admissions and readmissions to the Hospital.

This is a full-time position working 4 days a week, with 3 days off.

Working days are Wednesday – Saturday; 40 hours per week.

About the service:
Te Whatu Ora - Waikato, is one of New Zealand’s largest public hospitals, covering a large urban and rural community.

This work pattern may suit someone wanting flexibility to fit their lifestyle, it may be a great way to either simply add additional income to either an existing employment stream or for some it could also be the perfect solution to bringing income into your home and reducing childcare costs throughout the traditional working week.

The Waikato Emergency department is one of the busiest emergency departments in New Zealand. You will be proactively contributing to patient outcomes, avoid unnecessary hospital admissions, assisting with discharges and supporting patients to remain in the community with appropriate supports.

You will work as part of a team, providing an efficient and effective service to our patients, working with minimal clinical practice supervision, you will utilise principles of cultural safety and apply high level clinical expertise and independent professional judgment on a daily basis.

Are you someone that:

  • Has strong clinical skills and broad experience and knowledge relevant to this position
  • A forward thinker, someone that thrives in a fast paced environment, able to use your initiative to be able to work a flexibly with a varied caseload
  • Can work autonomously and collaboratively as part of the physiotherapy and wider multi-disciplinary team
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication and practices with a high level of integrity communication skills in order to effectively liaise with patients, their Whanau and other health care professionals
  • It is essential that you are a NZ registered Physiotherapist with Annual Practicing certificate

We welcome applications from qualified physiotherapists who hold registration to practice with the Physiotherapy Board, NZ. If you would like to discuss this position further before applying please call Moana O'Brien, Physiotherapy Manager +64 (21) 991624 or email Moana.O’

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart

• Whakamana – Give and earn respect
• Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
• Mauri Pai – Fair play
• Whakapakari – Growing the good
• Kotahitanga – Stronger together

It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.

We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.

Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.

We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.

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How to apply

Please apply directly online. Applications are not able to be accepted via email.

Application closing date: 19 January 2023

We will process applicants as we receive them, if we find a suitable applicant we may close this advert early.

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