Senior Physiotherapist – Inpatients

Southland Hospital

Permanent 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)
About the Southern DHB

When you work with Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) you’re part of something quite special. We 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.

About you

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

We seek a clinician who is able to work autonomously in a variety of inpatient settings. 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.

About the role – What’s in it for me?

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.

Why Southland

You will be based on site at Southland Hospital where it takes 10-15 minutes to get anywhere in town and there’s plenty of free parking on site. If you want to be part of a large, diverse organisation committed to excellence but don’t want the big city headaches why not consider all that is on offer here and gain a better work life balance for you and your family.

See position description.

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 or email: emily.atkinson@southerndhb.govt.nz

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-Inpatient/588561410/

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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.