Waitaki District Health Services


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Physiotherapist 0.8FTE

Wanting to work Monday to Friday hours?  Waitaki District Health Services Limited (WDHSL) is seeking to employ a 0.8FTE (64 hours per fortnight) NZ-registered Physiotherapist to join our dynamic team based at Oamaru Hospital.


Our Allied Health Team consists of a group of professionals who are qualified health practitioners with specialised expertise in preventing, diagnosing, and treating a range of conditions and illnesses.  The team works to provide services to inpatients, outpatients and in the community.

Working within this team, this role is offered with some flexibility - subject to caseload and the teams' work schedule.


Our Physiotherapists help restore movement and function, working to help people regain their ability to have a quality life and maintaining movement following an injury, to help manage pain, and ongoing disease management.  Whether this is to prevent hospital admissions, or to prevent ongoing deterioration our team provides support to people of all ages affected by injury, illness, or disability.  


The person we are seeking will be a friendly and competent Physiotherapist, and will have:

  • current registration with the Physiotherapy Board and hold an Annual Practising Certificate
  • high levels of motivation and passion for the physiotherapy profession
  • sound clinical skills and experience in inpatient, community, and outpatient settings
  • the ability to engage and communicate with a wide range of people, specifically the elderly, and people with chronic musculoskeletal and neurological conditions
  • a client centred, holistic approach to practice, with a practical and solution focus
  • the ability to work autonomously, and also within a multidisciplinary team
  • an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) and implementing the principles  


All applicants undergo Police vetting and other legislative checks and must have NZ residency or hold a valid NZ work visa.


  • flexible working hours
  • competitive salary
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • reimbursement of Professional Registration Fees


Our fabulous district is known for its affordable living, spectacular landscapes, braided rivers, geological marvels, beautiful lakes, long beaches, steampunk sculptures, and of course the penguins!

Boutique breweries, award-winning eateries, camping, boating, fishing, surfing, skiing, hiking, and a world-class cycle trail - you name it, there's something for everyone!

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Enquiries for this position, or questions concerning hours of work are welcome, and are to be addressed to Courtney Fisher, Allied Health Manager (courtney.fisher@southerndhb.govt.nz)

To apply, or to request the Job Description and Application Form, please email Sherie careers.oamaru@southerndhb.govt.nz


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Brave | Maia, Respect | Whakaute, Excellence | Kairangatira, Growth | Tipu, One Team | Kotahi Tima

WDHSL is committed to a culture of equity and diversity that supports organisational excellence and promotes equity outcomes. This culture and commitment are essential to WDHSL upholding its Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations.

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