Southern District Health Board – Dunedin

• Permanent full-time position, Community Rehabilitation Service

Picture this…You’re a NZ registered Physiotherapist working in a supportive and friendly team environment, committed to quality patient centred care and at the same time having fun. On weekends you have an array of outdoor and recreational pursuits such as skiing, water-sports and tramping, just a short drive from your doorstep!

Sounds appealing??…Then come and join us!

You’ll be working in a dynamic and evolving community interdisciplinary team within the Rehabilitation Services. You’ll work alongside other senior physiotherapists, and wider team members, in planning and providing rehabilitation to our patients.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and expertise in rehabilitation with medical, orthopaedic and neurological conditions, including traumatic brain injury and stroke. You will also have the opportunity to support, teach and up skill students and rotational staff.

Ideally you will bring to us a minimum of 2 years physiotherapy experience, that includes working in a rehabilitation setting with patients with stroke and other neurological conditions. You will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of optimising patient outcomes and facilitating effective discharge planning, using a patient centred and evidence based approach to goal setting and intervention.

In addition to the experience you bring us, you will have enthusiasm and a willingness to commit to our team and patients. You’ll be expected to be active in service quality initiatives, therefore be proactive, innovative and have a quality driven leadership approach.

For this permanent role covering the service, you will need to be a New Zealand registered physiotherapist with a current annual practising certificate.

Closing date: Sunday, 10th February 2019.

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, phone +64 3 214 5770 or email: jan.strachan@southerndhb.govt.nz

To Apply:

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers

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About Southern District Health Board

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.