Reports to: Practice Principal

Supervises: New Graduate / Junior Physiotherapists

Main objectives: To provide physiotherapy treatment and management to patients in a professional caring manner, ensuring patients have every opportunity to regain their optimal level of function.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Assess and diagnose patients’ injuries or functional problems.
  • Identify problems and decide on treatment to provide.
  • Use a range of treatments to reduce pain and improve movement.
  • Plan exercises for patients to improve their strength and fitness.
  • Help rehabilitate people who have suffered from strokes and accidents.
  • Educate people on how to prevent further injury. Educate caregivers and family about the patient’s physiotherapy programme.
  • Ensure clinical records are maintained and secured in a professional manner.
  • Ensure Administrative responsibilities including ACC requirements are attended to in a professional manner. This may include the lodging, invoicing and reconciliation of ACC claims.
  • Provide supervision to new graduate/junior physiotherapists.

Typical qualifications and experience: Bachelor of Health Science majoring in physiotherapy (BHSc) or Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPhty). Register with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand for an Annual Practising Certificate. 5 years post-graduation experience, Post Graduate qualifications/other relevant qualifications.

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