Advanced Physiotherapist - Orthopaedics

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location: Wellington Regional Hospital, Hutt Valley Hospital, and Kenepuru community Hospital Orthopaedics

Service: Outpatient Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy

Contract: Permanent, Full-time 1.0FTE 

Salary: As per MECA

This role falls under the Allied, Scientific, and Technical workforce pay equity settlement and an increase in designated scales and banding will follow shortly

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and experienced physiotherapist to join our Outpatient Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy team at Te Whatu Ora, Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley.  This role is part of planned care and innovation work we are undertaking in conjunction with our Orthopaedic Department. This position may work at various sites across the district as part of our district wide approach to this work. 

The physiotherapist in this role will work alongside the Expert and other advanced orthopaedic physiotherapists in triaging referrals into the Orthopaedic service, undertaking early assessment and intervention with patients, and refer on appropriately. They will work closely with colleagues from the Orthopaedic Department to develop skills and knowledge, and will participate in regular Registrar teaching.  The Physiotherapist will mentor and support rotational staff and undergraduate students to support the development of clinical skills. The wider outpatient physiotherapy team includes physiotherapists working in hemophilia, hand therapy, pelvic health, and respiratory physiotherapy, alongside musculoskeletal. 

This is an opportunity for an individual to advance their physiotherapy career and deliver excellence as part of a team of highly skilled, highly motivated and supportive outpatient therapists and orthopaedic teams.  We offer ongoing professional development opportunities including a well established in-service programme, targeted team training and formal supervision.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

Our outpatient physiotherapy team includes physiotherapists working in musculoskeletal, hand therapy, pelvic health, haemophilia and respiratory physiotherapy.  This role will work alongside experienced musculoskeletal clinicians and may include the opportunity to support student placements. We are a highly skilled, highly experienced and motivated team. We are forward thinking and proactive around the development of our services and roles and aim to make our work as enjoyable and effective for ourselves and our consumers, as possible.

Moū – About you

You will be an experienced, NZ registered Physiotherapist with at least 6 years of clinical practice, a current APC and experience in MSK outpatients or a related clinical area. You  are  motivated, organized and a collaborative team player with specialist knowledge and skills to manage complex presentations. You will contribute knowledge and skills to the clinical specialty and across the continuum of health care, with the aim of improving patient/client care and outcomes

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast

Hutt Valley

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: AH325-23

Location: Wellington Hospital, Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua, Hutt Valley

Closing Date: Sunday, 31 March 2024