AR-143 New or Recently Graduated Physiotherapist – New Zealand – South Island – Rotational Physio

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AR-143 New or Recently Graduated Physiotherapist – New Zealand – South Island – Rotational Physio

:  Invercargill
:  New Zealand
:  Physio Physical Therapy
Job Type
:  Permanent Full-Time
:  Yes, perhaps a little
:  Depends on level of experience
Start Date
:  Negotiable

Job Title: Rotational Physiotherapist (AR-143)

Dear Physiotherapist

The job market for Physiotherapists in New Zealand is nothing less than RED HOT. I could place a number of Physiotherapists right now in NZ if there were ready to move down under.

This particular vacancy is based on the South Island of New Zealand.

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and expertise in Physiotherapy.

Rotational Physiotherapist – New or Recent Graduates

1. Full time permanent position
2. Work, learn and have fun
3. Friendly and supportive team
4. Rare opportunity to learn from a very experienced team

The Team
This Physiotherapy team is seeking energetic and enthusiastic new graduates who can think outside of the square and has a hunger to learn. This service will give you the opportunity to build a knowledge within a broad range of physiotherapy services, treatments and care techniques. The team provides a supportive and encouraging environment, for you to develop your career and grow as Physiotherapist. Including team building and ideas sharing opportunities being fun ways to connect with the team.

The rotational programme comprises six-monthly rotations in areas including acute inpatient services (medical, surgical and orthopaedics), rehabilitation inpatients (AT&R), musculoskeletal and general outpatients (including hydrotherapy and groups), and community. With the potential to cross-over and do some rotations in a neighbouring hospital as well.

About the Role – what’s in it for me?
They take pride in supporting our staff to grow as clinicians so we run a well-developed on-going support and professional development programme, which will nurture you to evolve into a capable and confident physiotherapist. The new graduate programme includes regular in-services, senior staff mentoring, an interprofessional learning programme and support network, peer-review, a comprehensive on-call competency-training framework, and access to course and conference funding.

They are looking for enthusiastic; team-players who are keen grow their knowledge and skills across the range of clinical areas. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a proactive approach towards learning are essential.

To be considered for this role you will need to or be able to obtain registration with the New Zealand Physiotherapy Board and gain a current Annual Practicing Certificate. You will be computer literate with strong attention to detail. You must hold a full, clean driver’s licence.

Please provide as part of your application a cover letter and CV and please use your 4th year clinical coordinator as one of your referees.

Why this location?
This city is going through transformation, and if a relaxed paced life is what you’re seeking… this is the place to be!

Wide streets in a gridded layout make it easy to find your way around the city to enjoy the excellent cultural attractions, outstanding nature reserves and parks, and lively cafes, restaurants and bars. There’s something for the whole family in Invercargill! To get taste of what’s happening in town view the links below; and

They have the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers – patients, staff and communities – are at the forefront of everything we do.

Essential Competencies
• Must be currently licensed in the US, or your country of residence, as a Physiotherapist.
• Full driver’s license;
• Computer literacy;
• Eligible to receive your NZ Physiotherapist registration or license;
• Able to get an Annual Practicing Certificate prior to starting work;
• Able to meet Immigration New Zealand’s health, police background check and other requirements for a work visa;
• Able and willing to commit at least two years;
• New or recent graduate with no experience is fine;
• Able to demonstrate a strong understanding of optimising patient outcomes and facilitating effective rehabilitation in the community;
• Use a patient centred and evidence based approach to set goals and treatment intervention.

 4 weeks annual leave per annum;
 11 paid public holidays per annum;
 May be some money for continuing education;
 Malpractice insurance not required in most instances;
 Don’t have to deal with insurance companies in most instances; and
 Other things discussed at offer time.

Why New Zealand
1. People are lovely;
2. You don’t have to see a new patient every 15 minutes;
3. Sane politics;
4. Work here is much less stressful than in the US, UK and many other countries;
5. Great place to live and work;
6. Excellent place to raise children with a good public, school system; and
7. Our highly coveted, sought after, world class Kiwi Lifestyle.

Registration for most overseas Physiotherapists educated and trained in Western is reciprocal in most cases so you don’t have to sit an exam. It’s easy!

I’m happy to discuss salary and cost of living information with you.

Get your NZ unrestricted, full registration and I will be happy to have a no-pressure, informational chat with me about the entire process from registration, to interviewing for a job, work visa and any other questions that you may have.

New Zealand, our beautiful country, friendly people and sane politics are closer than you think!

Kind regards
Ngā mihi nui

Larry Beck, Director
Align International Recruitment Ltd
NZ: +64 3 366 8779 Mobile: +64 27 532 8779
Australia: 1800 750 493 UK: 0800 058 8772 USA & Canada: 1 800 511 6976

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