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Position Title: Physiotherapist New Graduate Position
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 01/09/2017
Application Closing Date: 01/10/2017 11PM
Job #: 054553
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Physiotherapist New Graduate Position

Southern District Health Board



Picture this….You’re a NZ registered physiotherapist working in a supportive and friendly team environment, committed to quality patient centred care and at the same time having fun.  On weekends you have an array of outdoor and recreational pursuits such as skiing, water-sports and tramping, just a short drive from your doorstep!!

Sounds appealing??..... Then come and join us!


We have vacancies in our physiotherapy rotational staff training programme starting in January 2018.

We are looking for people who have enthusiasm for physiotherapy, enjoy working as part of a team, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and are driven and proactive in developing and learning new skills.


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 programme includes regular in-services, senior staff mentoring, peer review, a comprehensive on-call competency training framework and access to course and conference funding.


Southland Hospital’s rotational programme has four 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.


Please provide as part of your application:

  1. A CV and a cover letter.  Please include in your cover letter “why SDHB is the right place for you”.
  2. Please use your 4th year clinical coordinator as one of your referees and confirm your permission to contact the referees.

Closing Date: Sunday, 1 October 2017


For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Older Persons Health, Clinical Support and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

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