Physiotherapist Older Persons Health Inpatients

  • This is a full time role working 40 hours over 5 days Monday to Friday. work hours are 0800-1630
  • It is essential that you are a New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist with a current Annual practicing Certificate.
  • A passion for older persons rehab and a desire to achieve the best outcomes in consultation with the patient is necessary.

Mō te tūnga | About the role 

Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation is a division of Te Whatu Ora, Waitaha based at Burwood and in the community. Currently this role is one of 2 Physiotherapists working on C1.  This is a 20 bedded ward which is one of 4 Older Persons IP wards. Together with another full time colleague you will be responsible for carrying out effective patient assessments and formulating goal-based treatment plans.

Ko wai koe | About You;

 In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out effective patient assessment, evaluation and treatments in accordance with policies, procedures and standards of practice;
  • Formulating treatment interventions to meet individual needs in collaboration with the wider multi-disciplinary team;
  • Ensuring effective communication with other members of the physiotherapy team and wider MDT team.

Your skills will include:

  • The ability to hit the ground running with the energy and passion to deliver a high standard of care to patients;
  • The ability to develop a close working relationship with physiotherapy assistants and the wider physiotherapy team;
  • Flexibility and adaptability with an enthusiasm for knowledge sharing across and beyond your discipline;
  • Flexibility to work in any of our rehabilitation areas depending on need in conjunction with the wider interdisciplinary teams;
  • It is essential that you are a New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist with a current practicing certificate to be considered for this role;
  • You will either be an existing ENABLE assessor or eligible for registration.
  • You will be required to participate on the weekend roster, the amount, the day and the type of roster is negotiable.

Mō mātou | About Us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Whatu Ora [Health New Zealand]

When you work at the Te Whatu Ora, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted, therefore apply directly on our career site here

For additional information about this role please contact Jenny Bailey, Recruitment Partner on

We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at Health New Zealand, there could be a place for you!

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The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.


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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: PC2430831

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 2 April 2023