Salary Unspecified
Town/City Southland 9016
Payment type Unspecified
Region Overseas
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Job reference SOUT04182
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer Southern District Health Board
Workplace Southern District Health Board

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Vacancy details

Inpatient, Outpatient and Community

Southern District Health Board

  • Dunedin or Southland Hospital
  • Full-time and part-time opportunities available
  • Specialised roles in the area of your choice!

Picture this... You're a New Zealand registered physiotherapist working in an energetic team of supportive and friendly individuals committed to quality patient-centred care. In the evenings, with no rush hour, you will be on the beach within 10 minutes of leaving for the day (no late finishes, we're all about the work/life balance!), to enjoy our surf, sea breeze and captivating sunsets with your loved ones. Make the Kiwi dream your reality.

About the roles

Southern DHB is excited to present a range of physiotherapy opportunities. Due to the dynamic and fluid nature of our work many of our staff are exploring educational and career advancement and we have vacancies in the following areas:

  • Outpatient Physiotherapists (Dunedin and Southland)

- Musculoskeletal outpatients including pain therapy, musculoskeletal, cardio respiratory, plastics, pelvic health and lymphedema services.

- Hand Therapy working with a wide range of patients referred from orthopaedics, plastics (burns and scar management) and rheumatology services, as well as GP and community referrals and first presentation ACC injuries.

  • Inpatient Physiotherapists (Dunedin and Southland)

- Neurosciences, including Neurology, Neurosurgery (including Traumatic Brain Injury), inpatient ENT and inpatient orthopaedic services

- Inpatient Southland, comprising of a medical and surgical ward with occasional cover of the children's unit and critical care.

  • Community Physiotherapists (Dunedin)

- Older person's rehabilitation with medical, orthopaedic and neurological conditions.

See what our Dunedin Hospital Inpatient team have to say about their working day: Physiotherapy at Dunedin Hospital - YouTube

About you

The ideal candidate would have a minimum of three years' in a relevant setting. We are looking for team-players with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who are driven and proactive in developing and learning and shows proficiency in managing a busy and varied caseload.

You will be a clinician who can work autonomously while engaging with our well-established teams and participate in regular peer review and collaboration. You will also be involved in teaching and supporting rotational staff and students.

About the role - what's in it for me?

We take pride in supporting our staff to grow and we enable ongoing professional development including regular team in-service training, staff mentoring and peer review, a comprehensive on-call competency training framework, and access to course and conference funding. Our team run simulation training sessions to enhance education for our staff and students, and we work closely with the University of Otago's School of Physiotherapy supporting student education throughout clinical placements.

About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region.

To view these vacancies and apply please visit

Closing date: Sunday, 13 February 2022.

Due to the fast-paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

For further information about any of these roles please contact, Tara Hobbs, Recruitment Advisor, on email:

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)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022.

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We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

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