Physiotherapist (Neuro Outpatients and Community)

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

Location:   Based at the Ewart Building in Wellington

Service:      Wellington Community ORA 

Contract:   Permanent, Full Time

Salary:       MECA – PSA Allied Health and Public Health Scale, Step 3-8

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are looking for a motivated and dynamic Physiotherapist with a keen interest in working with people to live their best lives in both community and outpatient settings.   Variety is the spice of life, and this role has the opportunity to develop skill sets across neuro outpatient rehabilitation, supporting wellness for older people, falls prevention, vestibular assessment and treatment, and rehabilitation under the ACC Training for Independence contracts.   

We are a highly collaborative, goal-focused multi-disciplinary service working to support our communities to live their best lives.  As a Physiotherapist in our team, you will be working with patients across the full adult age spectrum, ranging from people with early neurological diagnoses through to patients with a range of age-related and long term conditions.  You will play an active role in supporting people to reach their goals, maximise their mobility and independence and promote self-management through goal-focused rehabilitation, provision of equipment solutions, compensatory strategies and falls prevention and education.  You will work holistically, both independently as a Physiotherapist and collaboratively with your colleagues, to support and enable people to live their best lives.

Our Physiotherapists are highly valued members of our strong multi-disciplinary team.  You will be well supported by a friendly team of highly skilled and experienced clinicians – both by your Physiotherapy colleagues and within the wider multidisciplinary team.  We offer on-going professional development opportunities including a well established in-service programme, team training, a wide range of special interest groups and formal supervision.  Cultural professional supervision is available from Māori and Pacific Health teams.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The ORA Community Services work with people with acquired neurological, long term, or age-related conditions including stroke, dementia, frailty and post trauma conditions.  The teams are multidisciplinary including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech-language Therapists, Social Workers, Dietitians, Liaison Nurses and Allied Health Assistants, with close links with Nurse Practitioners, Geriatricians and a Rehabilitation Physician.  There are three community teams geographically located in Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti.

Moū – About you

Our successful candidate will be an NZ Registered Physiotherapist with a current APC, drivers licence and have experience in working with acquired health conditions.  You will be a team player with excellent communication skills, being able to work in participation with patients on what is important to them.  You will be able to develop positive relationships with a variety of hospital based and primary care professionals.  Vestibular experience will be beneficial, but we can also support upskilling and training for the right applicant.

You will need: 

  • A current APC and be registered with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand
  • Current registration and Annual practicing certificate
  • A clear understanding of the health needs of our Māori and Pacific Island communities 
  • Demonstrates ability to build rapport with patient and whānau from all backgrounds
  • A full Driver’s License
  • Working visa/NZ residence (as appropriate)

 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

We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

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: AH097-24

Location: Wellington Community, Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 1 September 2024