Senior and/or Growth Physiotherapist – Outpatients

Southland Hospital

Full-time, permanent (1.0FTE)
Grow your career with exposure to a wide case variety, end-to-end
Head south to Invercargill for a refreshing change of pace
Create a schedule that works for you with full or part-time hours
So, it’s time for a change? A new beginning? An exciting leap? If you’re after a move that offers the career challenge you crave in the country with the best equipped department, matched with real work-life balance in a welcoming community that the kiwi dream is all about, it’s time to join us at Southland Hospital.

Right now, we’re looking for motivated full-time, permanent Physiotherapist Outpatients at Southland Hospital, interested?

About the opportunity

This position involves working with a range of age groups with a variety of conditions in an outpatient setting and would suit someone looking to move on from rotational positons, and further develop their musculoskeletal skills.

As an experienced clinician, we are looking for someone who can work autonomously, manage and prioritise a caseload within the outpatient settings and is keen to develop on-going advanced skills. We provide support for students, new graduates and rotational staff.

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

About you

We are looking for enthusiastic Physiotherapists who enjoy working as part of a supportive team. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and are driven and proactive in developing and learning new skills.

You will have experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and at least three years’ experience as a qualified Physiotherapist; previous experience in a Hospital Outpatient setting is desirable. You will have enthusiasm for physiotherapy and will enjoy working as part of a team that prides itself on relaxed professionalism. Ideally, you will be an Accredited Assessor for the Equipment Management Service or be prepared to work towards this accreditation.

The right applicant will have the following:

Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Be driven and have a proactive approach to learning
Have the ability to motivate and teach junior staff, and to lead when required
Ideally have an advanced level of understanding and training in relevant areas
Have a familiarity with all core areas of hospital-based physiotherapy as there is an expectation that the successful applicant will work in the weekend and on call service
The successful candidate will need to be a New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist with a current annual practicing certificate, and to hold a full and current NZ Driver Licence.

See position description.

Why Southern?

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Closing date: Open.

Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

For further information please contact Emily Atkinson, Recruitment Advisor – Planning, Funding and Population/Public Health Directorate, phone: 03 470 9176

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

Occupational health assessment
Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job/Physiotherapist-Outpatients/588562910/

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About Southern District Health Board

Southern District Health Board is one of the biggest and most diverse employers in the Southern area of New Zealand and works in close partnership with WellSouth Primary Health Network and all our partners in primary care.  We cover communities made up of 350,000 people in an area twice the size of Belgium, and our communities are as diverse as the people we employ and the work we offer.  If you want to make a difference while living in a little bit of Southern paradise that offers access to stunning coastlines, snowy mountains, and bountiful lakes and rivers, come join us!  You won’t regret it.