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Position Title: Rotational Physiotherapists – New or Recent Graduates (Invercargill and Dunedin)
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time (40hours/week)
Date Posted: 16/09/2020
Application Closing Date: 30/09/2020 11PM
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Rotational Physiotherapists – New or Recent Graduates

Southern District Health Board

Invercargill and Dunedin

  • New or Recent Graduate Physiotherapists
  • Work, learn and have fun
  • Friendly and supportive teams


Exciting and sought-after positions for new and recent-graduate physiotherapists in our rotational staff training programme are now being recruited to for January 2021.


About the Role – what’s in it for me?

We are seeking enthusiastic team-players who are keen grow their knowledge and skills across the range of clinical areas offered within Southern DHB.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a proactive approach towards learning are essential.

We take pride in supporting our staff to grow as clinicians so we run a well-developed on-going support and professional development programme, which will nurture you to evolve into a capable and confident physiotherapist.  The new graduate programme includes regular in-services, senior staff mentoring, an interprofessional learning programme and support network, peer-review, a comprehensive on-call competency training framework, and access to course and conference funding.

Our DHB comprises two main hospital sites; Southland Hospital in Invercargill and Dunedin Hospital.  Both sites offer a supportive and varied environment where you will be able to develop an array of capabilities and a strong foundation of core skills to enhance your future practice.


Southland Hospital (Invercargill)
The rotational programme at Southland Hospital comprises six-monthly rotations in areas including; acute inpatient services (medical, surgical and orthopaedics), rehabilitation inpatients (AT&R), musculoskeletal and general outpatients (including hydrotherapy and groups), and community.


Dunedin Hospital
The rotational programme at Dunedin Hospital comprises six-monthly rotations across all areas of acute inpatient services (including medical and acute stroke, respiratory, surgical, critical care, orthopaedics and paediatrics), inpatient rehabilitation, musculoskeletal outpatients, and community.

Please provide as part of your application:

  1. A CV and a cover letter including “why Southern DHB is the right place for you”, and any preferences to Southland and/or Dunedin site employment.
  2. Please include your fourth-year Clinical Coordinator as one of your referees and confirm your permission for us to contact each of your referees.


Interviews will be scheduled to occur during the week of Monday 12th October 2020


Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 30 September 2020

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

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