Southern District Health Board
Invercargill and Dunedin

Exciting and sought-after positions for new or recent graduate Physiotherapists in our rotational staff training programme for January 2019.

We are seeking enthusiastic team-players who are keen to grow their knowledge and skills across the range of clinical areas offered within Southern DHB. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a proactive approach towards learning are essential.

We take pride in supporting our staff to grow as clinicians, so we run a well-developed on-going support and professional development programme, which will nurture you to evolve into a capable and confident Physiotherapist. The programme includes regular in-services, senior staff mentoring, peer-review, a comprehensive on-call competency training framework and access to course and conference funding.

Our DHB sits across two main hospital sites; Southland Hospital in Invercargill and Dunedin Hospital. Both sites offer a supportive and varied environment, where you will be able to develop an array of capabilities and a strong foundation of core skills to enhance your future practice.

The rotational programme at Southland Hospital has four monthly rotations in areas including acute inpatient services (medical, surgical and orthopaedics), rehabilitation inpatients (AT&R), musculoskeletal and general outpatients (including hydrotherapy and groups) and community.

The rotational programme at Dunedin Hospital has four monthly rotations across all areas of acute inpatient services (cardio-respiratory, including ICU, medical, surgical, orthopaedics and paediatrics), inpatient rehabilitation, musculoskeletal outpatients and community.

Please provide as part of your application:
1. A CV and a cover letter. Please include in your cover letter “why SDHB is the right place for you”, and any preferences regarding Dunedin and/or Southland site employment.
2. Please use your 4th year Clinical Coordinator as one of your referees and confirm your permission for us to contact your referees.

Closing date: Friday, 10 August 2018.

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: https://www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers/view-vacancy/?jobCategory=&job_id=8954

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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.