Full-time, permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced cardiorespiratory physiotherapist in our inpatient Allied Health team. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic team-player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will have the drive to develop quality services in collaboration with others while working alongside a committed inter-professional team of health professionals.

Dunedin Hospital is a tertiary care facility incorporating cardiothoracics, respiratory and trauma specialities. Our newly re-developed, world-class intensive care unit (Te puna wai ora – Southern Critical Care) is preparing to open its doors enabling new opportunities for evidence-informed physiotherapy care. 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, senior staff mentoring and peer review, a comprehensive on-call competency training framework, and access to course and conference funding. Our staff are also working towards implementation of simulation training resources and programmes to enhance education opportunities.

We seek a clinician with a minimum of five years experience. You will be able to work autonomously in a variety of inpatient settings including surgical and respiratory wards, and intensive/critical/high-dependency care. You will be proficient at managing and prioritising a caseload within the inpatient setting, and show dedication to developing your own skills while supporting the growth of students, junior staff and the Allied Health Assistant workforce.

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

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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.