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We are looking for an experienced and motivated Physiotherapist to join our inpatient Allied Health team at Kenepuru Hospital. This role works across the inpatient Health of the Older Person, Rehabilitation and Surgical wards, flexing to meet demand to ensure best patient outcomes.

The emphasis of this role is on timely and high quality Physiotherapy input, as part of a MDT approach to delivery of care. The ability to assess and contribute to decision making and complex discharge planning as part of a team, is crucial for this role. This position provides mentorship to rotational Physiotherapists, students and delegates work to Allied Health Assistants.

This is an exciting time to join the Kenepuru team, with project work occurring across the three clinical areas. As part of the team you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to this which includes projects focusing on:
• Revitalised, goal directed patient groups on the Health of the Older Person wards
• Streamlined amputee pathway... with MDT input
• Patient centred goal setting on the rehabilitation ward
• Improving links with our community rehabilitation teams
• Reviewing models of care with a focus on improved patient outcomes and equity

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The Kenepuru Inpatient Allied Health team consists of over 35 Allied Health staff from six different professions.

As a team, we work closely together to provide a high standard for our patients and their whanau. We also have a strong focus on working in an integrated way with our medical and nursing colleagues.

We offer regular professional development opportunities a well-established fortnightly in-service programme for the wider physiotherapy team which enables you to maintain a wide breadth of knowledge and develop relationships across the profession. There are also a range of district-wide special interest groups that you can participate in. We offer monthly supervision and cultural professional supervision is available from Māori and Pacific Health teams.

Kenepuru Hospital is located in Porirua, with free parking and easy access to the motorway and Transmission Gully. There is also close access to the Kapiti train line at Kenepuru Station and regular bus connections.

Moū – About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic physiotherapist with at least two years’ experience who have a passion to make a difference in their communities with Te Whatu Ora. Working with a diverse group of patients with significant health needs, you’ll demonstrate excellent clinical and communication skills and have a flexible, problem solving approach. You will have a clear understanding of the health needs of our Māori and Pacific Island communities and be comfortable building rapport with patient and whānau from all backgrounds.

We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the right skills and experience who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing applicants from Māori, Pacific and disability communities. We’re committed to having a team that reflects our community and work hard to build cultural diversity and inclusivity as foundations to our team.

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:

Capitaland Coast


MentalHealth, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

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 recruitment@ccdhb.org.nz and indicate the job title and vacancy number (AH119-23) in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed
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