Physiotherapist - Rapid Response


Rapid Response – Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury

Fixed Term, Full time until June 2025


1 FTE available

Shifts are rostered Monday to Friday 

Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At Te Whatu Ora – South Canterbury, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

Right now, we’re looking for a Physiotherapist with community experience to join the Community Hub, Rapid Response team.  This service provides a multidisciplinary approach to patient care and is focused on, hospital avoidance, early supportive discharge (from hospital) and non-acute rehabilitation in a homecare setting

The Physiotherapist(s) in this team work collaboratively with the Emergency Department, General Practice, Residential Aged Care and are part of a team that includes, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists and the Health Care Assistants work under the delegation of the Healthcare professionals.  

This role will suit someone who is able to work with a wide group of healthcare professionals, have the ability to practice independently and use prior expertise to ensure patient and client centered care enabling them to maximize independence.   

To be eligible for this role, New Zealand Registration and a current Annual Practising Certificate is required along with a current full driver license. 

Other requirements for success in this role includes:

  • Previous community experience and/or a passion for providing care that supports people in their own homes
  • Ability to prioritise workload, supervise and delegate to care staff
  • Delivery of a safe and effective patient focused service
  • Have the ability to work with patients and their whanau and family
  • Have a personal commitment to professional nursing development and continuous quality improvement.

Why choose Te Whatu Ora - South Canterbury?

At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.

Apply now - this moment is yours!

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We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.

If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications Close: Open and will close once a suitable applicant is found.


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Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: KPAL3138274

Location: Primary and Community Services

Closing Date: OPEN