Full-time permanent position

  • Be part of a committed inter-professional team of health professionals
  • Ongoing support and professional development
  • Course and Conference Funding

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Physiotherapist to join our inpatient Allied Health team working in the Internal Medicine wards and Acute Stroke unit. We are looking for an enthusiastic Physiotherapist with acute tertiary and stroke experience who is motivated to develop quality services in collaboration with others while working alongside a committed inter-professional team of health professionals.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be driven and proactive in developing and learning new skills. We are looking for a clinician who can work autonomously, manage and prioritise a case-load within the inpatient setting, and is keen to develop their own advanced skills while supporting the development of students, junior staff and the Allied Health Assistant workforce.

We take pride in supporting our staff to grow as clinicians, so we run an ongoing support and professional development programme including regular team in-services, staff mentoring and peer review, a comprehensive on-call competency training framework, and access to course and conference funding.

Please provide as part of your application a CV and cover letter.

Closing date: Sunday, 3 March 2019

To apply:

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

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

Position Requirements:

About Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB has a staff of approximately 4,500 and, following the replacement of the Board made up of publicly elected and government appointed members, in June 2015, is currently governed by a Commissioner and two deputy Commissioners appointed by her. The Commissioner is accountable to the Minister of Health and holds office until the persons elected at the next election of members of Boards, scheduled for 2019, take office as Board members.

As a DHB, 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.

Our statutory purpose is to:

• Improve, promote and protect the health of our population

• Promote effective care and support for people in need of personal health or disability services

• Reduce health outcome disparities

• Manage national strategies and implementation plans

• Develop and implement strategies for the specific health needs of our local population.