Physiotherapist - Thames

Waikato District, Waikato
Full time
Expires in: 29 days


Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Where you’ll be working: Thames Hospital

Details: Permanent, 1.0 FTE (80 hours per fortnight)


Are you looking for a role where your passion for patient centred care can make a positive difference to patients in the community?

Would you relish the challenge to work with a smaller, rural physiotherapy team covering a wide variety of physiotherapy specialties across an in-patient, out-patient and community setting?


About the role:

An opportunity has arisen to join our Thames based physiotherapy team who cover in-patients, outpatients and community. The community aspect includes delivery of the early support discharge programme through the START service and the ACC In Home Strength and Balance programme which is targeted at preventing falls in the elderly. The position is ideal for a physiotherapist who is keen to advance their career with the support and enthusiasm of a close knit team. The role requires the successful applicant to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs and to have a genuine passion for working with patients and their whanau on their health journey.


About the service:

The Physiotherapy service has approximately 90 staff including Physiotherapists, assistants and administrators that work across the large geographical area that is Waikato DHB. We have staff based at Waikato Hospital, our secondary hospital in Thames and our three rural hospitals in Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui and across our many community bases in areas such as Morrinsville, Matamata, Cambridge, and Ngaruawahia.

Our vision is to provide quality physiotherapy care to promote, encourage and enable health, wellbeing and independence for the patients and whanau in the communities we serve. Our mission is to ensure that patients receive excellence of care, that our staff are supported and trained to work and maintain levels of evidence based practice and that our service is equitable, efficient and effective in order to meet the needs of our patients and their whanau. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, supportive team who are keen to grow and develop our staff.


Required skills & experience:

• NZ Physiotherapy registration and a current annual practicing certificate

• Current valid full New Zealand drivers licence

• You will have a passion for learning, be adaptable to change and be eager to gain clinical experience across a variety of clinical areas

• You will need the ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of the physiotherapy and wider multi-disciplinary team across a variety of environments

• You will have excellent communication skills in order to effectively liaise with patients, their Whanau and other health care professionals



The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.


Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Maori communities.


Your application:

Please apply directly online, and click here to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please email

Application closing date:  26 June 2022



Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga


Waikato District, Waikato