Allied Health
• Permanent part-time 0.4FTE, 16 hours per week

This leadership role has been designed to ensure safe and comprehensive delivery of contemporary high quality health and disability services within Southern District Health Board. To achieve this you will facilitate professional leadership with Physiotherapy clinicians from a district wide perspective.

You will also provide advice to Directors of Allied Health (DAHs) and clinical management partners. You will foster excellence in quality practice standards and professional conduct. You will promote development of Physiotherapists and assistants, advising on the best use of allocated resources, whilst promoting efficiency, productivity and patient safety.

As a professional leader you’ll be responsible for advising and consulting with the DAHs and Professional Development Facilitator on professional specific workforce development, skill mix and career pathways, in order to build a sustainable future workforce. In conjunction with expert and experienced practitioners you will maximise the utilisation of inter-professional ways of working. An important part of this position is your involvement in overseeing the credentialing of the Physiotherapy workforce.

You’ll work alongside the DAHs and Professional Development Facilitator to ensure professional development leave and funding are consistent and transparent for your profession across all Directorates.

You’ll be responsible for the ongoing development of relationships with tertiary education providers, as well as district, regional and national links for your profession.

You will be a self-motivated person with effective communication skills to a wide range of stakeholders. You will have commitment to and enthusiasm for your profession, excellent group facilitation skills and a history of a collaborative team approach.

You must be a New Zealand registered Physiotherapist and be a member of your national professional body. It is essential that you have advanced practitioner level experience. It is expected that your remaining FTE will include clinical practice. This will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

This position will involve some travel throughout the District, it is therefore essential that you have a full, clean driver’s licence.

Closing date: Sunday, 11 March 2019.

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, phone (03) 214 5770 or email: jan.strachan@southerndhb.govt.nz

To Apply:
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: 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.