To expand our team, we are looking for by 1. January 2020 or by arrangement a / n

Physiotherapist (40 – 100%)

Workplace: Zurich HB

We at the Physiozentrum want to relieve people of pain and restore their quality of life. We use the entire spectrum of physiotherapy as well as massages and medical training. The key to high quality is strong teams with employees who are constantly evolving.

Interview with a coworker

Dennis Kräling


Topic Experience

What would you say: what opportunities but also what challenges does a large team offer?

Opportunities: We maintain an intra- and possibly interdisciplinary exchange with our colleagues. These conversations between patient appointments and during breaks are important and exciting. In addition, we offer several therapy approaches and techniques (e.g. jaw and pelvic floor and DryNeedling etc.) at the Physiozentrum. I also see this as an opportunity.

Challenges:  In a team there are always different interests, sometimes also large age differences and thus possibly different views. And the coordination of holidays, further training and working hours is not always easy for many employees.

Topic Patients

How can patients be motivated?

Motivating is certain when we point out goals (short-term and long-term goal) and document the progress of treatment. A successful therapy is the greatest – also for the patient. In order to get the patient moving, I incorporate active exercises with a challenging character into the treatments, which can then be increased. In the physiotherapy centre we train close to everyday life, praise and encourage positively. The patient and I must be able to work together at eye level.

Topic Teamwork

What role do team events play in the Physiozentrum?

I think team events play a very important role. They strengthen the team structure and you get to know each other – not only professionally. This is how conversations take place that have nothing to do with work. If these events are organized from the Physiozentrum, it is also a certain reward from the management. After all, it finances the event for the team. Especially when the team is new, these events motivate a lot. Because there is a lot of fun involved as well, it strengthens also the integration of new employees.

12 reasons why you should work as a physio with us

What our employees think

«When I came across the PHYSIOZENTRUM while looking for a job, I first thought that it would be a mass processing facility, like a factory. But already during the interview this first impression was disproved and after a few months I can now confirm that exactly the opposite is true. My center manager takes a lot of time for me. Quality is also very important and patients are treated individually. I feel in good hands.»
Anja Hörnlimann
Physiotherapist at Zurich HB
«I personally find further training very important in order to get ahead, to be able to help patients and to always be up to date with the latest research. The Physiozentrum supports us unbelievably in completing such training courses, be it financially or with compensation, which is not at all self-evident.»
Maria Benz
Physiotherapist in Wil
«I appreciate the experience and structure that the Physiozentrum has as a company. What struck me most about this was my own introduction period. I was trained by experienced people and noticed that everything was very well thought out.»
Franziska Salzmann
Physiotherapist at Zurich HB

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Questions about the concept

We believe that there will be a strong specialisation in physiotherapy in the future. Similar to the medical profession with its system of specialists. We welcome and encourage this development by empowering our physios to build specific expertise. That is why we also support certain courses financially. Of course, every physio is still a generalist who has to be able to deal with every general indication. But if there is another team member who is more suitable, the patient can and should be passed on.

When putting together our teams, we make sure that the most important techniques are available at every location: Sports physios and manual therapists. Jaw and pelvic floor therapists. However, we do not cover certain disciplines, so "the entire spectrum" is slightly exaggerated.

We do not offer any paediatric physiotherapy, nor do we have any specific offers in the field of geriatrics. There are also specialized providers in the field of neuro-rehabilitation who can offer more than we can. Minor neurological indications, on the other hand, can be treated well by us.

Yes, physiotherapy treatments last 25 minutes with us. And it works great. Our physios hardly have to take on any administrative tasks. Operating the telephone, arranging appointments, obtaining prescriptions, sending invoices - all this is done by our practice assistants. The pure treatment time is therefore not shorter with us than elsewhere.

If you can concentrate fully on your patient, you won't have more stress than in another practice, where you work in 30-minute intervals, but the whole administration is added.

Well, some tasks cannot be delegated to a practice assistant. For example the writing of medical reports. You have 50 minutes of admin time per day to do this.

No. The telephone service is provided by our practice assistants from 7 am to 8 pm. During off-peak times and also on Saturdays, the telephone is redirected to another location.

In some cases 25 minutes are not enough for an adequate therapy. If necessary, you can extend the therapy time to 35 minutes at any time.

Well, not all of them are very young (our oldest employee is over 60 years old). But of course, the majority of our employees do not have grey hair. Often young physios are as good (and sometimes even better than) as experienced professionals. This has a lot to do with the fact that physiotherapy as a young discipline is developing rapidly and the training today is much stronger than it was in the last millennium. You will notice that.

There are two different reasons for this:
1 We all know people who can poison the mood on their own. The team is sacred to us. For people who only spread bad vibrations, we have no place.
2. we don't want incompetent people. We promise our patients that they will receive high-quality therapy from us. Those who are not willing or unable to do a good job do not really fit in with us.

Wage questions

Yeah, you get a share of your sales. It depends on your professional experience and increases regularly. But you don't bear any risk. We guarantee you a minimum annual salary that is at market wage level, i.e. about as high as the wage you receive elsewhere.
With this model, we make sure that you put as much effort into it as possible (sitting around is not worth it), but that you don't have to panic because you end up getting too little.

This has no direct financial consequences for you, because your minimum annual salary is guaranteed. If you have trouble finding a good workload over a longer period of time, we have to find out why. Have we not allocated enough patients to you? Are the patients not convinced of your competence? Or do you have administrative chaos? In most cases we can help you.

Yes. On one hand, there are direct funding instruments, such as the CHF 1,000 per year training subsidy and a one-week holiday for training courses. And of course our internal Academy, which is free of charge for all employees. However, the most important thing: with us, all employees are entitled to supervisions with the centre manager. In the beginning, we usually offer 50 minutes per week. Even people who have been with us for years regularly complete supervisions so that the exchange of personal experience is ensured. In our experience, this 1:1 coaching has the most positive influence on the quality of therapy.

Questions about the workload

Yes, if you have a little child, you can also work for us on a 40 percent workload. In this case, you are also released from the obligation to work on two evenings. You can choose whether you want to work once until 8 pm or on two days until 6.25 pm.

Sure. We think it's great that you' re doing an on-the-job master. You are more than welcome to work 50 or 60 percent. Ideally, you should work long hours on Monday and Wednesday and shorter hours on Tuesday.

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