Clinical Leader, Physiotherapy | West Coast


  • 0. 5FTE [20 hours per week] permanent position
  • Options available to increase FTE
  • NZ Registration with Physiotherapy Board and current APC is required

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength  of one, it is the strength of many


Mō te tūnga | About the Role

We are seeking an innovative and passionate Physiotherapist to join our Allied Health Team as a Clinical Leader in Physiotherapy.

As a Clinical Leader you will provide day-to-day clinical, professional, and cultural clinical leadership to the physiotherapy team. You will contribute to the strategic planning of the department and be involved in managing clinical caseloads and supporting the Allied Health Team Manager in clinical aspects of recruitment, onboarding, and rostering.

Ko wai koe | About You

You will be an experienced leader whose core focus is to support, enable and develop our people to ensure we deliver high quality results for our patients. Your clear communication skills will mean you can effectively delegate work responsibilities and build trust with the team and be a leader that people want to work with and for. As a Clinical Leader, you'll be resilient to change and able to have honest and courageous conversations to drive improvement and equitable outcomes for people, communicates and whānau we care for.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and Experience

  • 5 years minimum clinical experience
  • Experience with clinical teaching, training and development of staff
  • Experience in people leadership or management is desirable
  • Experience making judgements in complex situations where there is incomplete information or solutions are not obvious.
  • Experience in case management.
  • Knowledge of NZ Health & Disability sector standards and the Privacy Act within a health context.
  • Experience in quality /service improvement activities. 
  • Experience with policy / procedure review / development. 

Mō mātou | About Us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

Health New Zealand, Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Te Tai o Poutini West Coast we are proud of how we do things. We have a way of working that we consider unique. It's about trying new things, listening to ideas from wherever they come from and working together as one.

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora

When you work at Health New Zealand you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

If you're ready to make a meaningful difference and thrive in a collaborative environment, apply now to become our next Clinical Leader, Physiotherapy.  Apply online via our website, For additional information about this role please contact Alex Jay, Recruitment Partner on

We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at Health New Zealand, there could be a place for you!

Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within Health New Zealand.

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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: WC3081594

Location: Greymouth

Closing Date: Tuesday, 6th August 2024