Community Physiotherapist

  • Location:

    Hutt Valley , New Zealand
  • Deadline:

    March 10, 2024
  • Experience

    No experience required
  • Posted:

    February 25, 2024

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Job Description

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

Location: Hutt Valley

Service: Te Herenga Tangata, Community Older Persons, Rehabilitation and Allied Health

Contract: Permanent, Part-time

Salary:  $63,702-$87,999 per annum

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

A Community role that can be tailored to the development of a newer graduate or to the interests of an experienced Physiotherapist. Offering for 28 hours per week.

Te Herenga Tangata is our Community Older Adults, Rehabilitation and Allied Health team including staff across a range of Allied Health disciplines, along with Nursing and Medical colleagues.

Our Community Physiotherapists see people across the Hutt Valley with a wide range of conditions including falls risk in frail older people, mobility limitations after medical events, recovery from joint surgery, and loss of function due to chronic health conditions.

We are looking for someone experienced or keen to move into Community based practice. If you have an interest in Wheelchairs that would definitely be a bonus and you'd have the support and mentoring of colleagues on site as well as from the District Wheeled Mobility service.

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team

As we are a large Interdisciplinary team you will have access to Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Speech Language therapy, Dietitians, along with our medical and Community Nursing colleagues. Our service delivery models are evolving and will see us using inter-professional practice approaches and delegating more work to our skilled Allied Health and Rehab Assistants.

We are continuing to build relationships with Primary Health and a broad range of Government and Community providers which is already making it easier for our staff to provide timelier, effective and equity focused health services.

Te Herenga Tangata has recently become part of a single Community Older Adults, Rehabilitation and Allied Health group together with our Capital Coast colleagues increasing professional and career development opportunities for our staff. Within this position you will have access to clinical supervision, the support of the PT Professional leader, in-service and external training opportunities relevant to your role.

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

Job Responsibilities



Moū - About you

If you are an experienced therapist with a particular special interest we are happy to discuss how we might accommodate this. Alternatively you may be newer to practice and interested in taking advantage of the extensive mentoring skills that exist within our Physio group.

Along with your direct practice, you - ll have the opportunity to be involved in or lead quality improvement work, both at a team and wider service level as we continue to develop our models.

We need someone with excellent communication and time-management skills, who enjoys working within a team, and is able to quickly develop positive relationships with a variety of hospital based and primary care professionals.

As the successful candidate you will be required to be an NZ Registered Physiotherapist with a current APC, drivers licence and experience relevant to the role.  We provide an exciting and dynamic inter-disciplinary team environment, a diverse and rewarding caseload with a broad range of areas to develop into, regular clinical supervision and continuing professional development opportunities.

We are looking to develop a culturally diverse team and strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds with the right skills to consider applying. We will be continuing to develop the way we work with Maori and Pacific people and would value more applicants from these communities. If you - re not sure whether this is the right role for you, or just want to find out more about opportunities within the DHB, we - d love you to give us a call.

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