Professional Leader - Physiotherapy
Southern Health
5d ago

Professional Leader Physiotherapy

Allied Health

  • Permanent part-time 0.6FTE, 24 hours per week
  • Dunedin or Invercargill based
  • This leadership role has been designed to ensure safe and comprehensive delivery of contemporary high-quality health and disability services within Southern District Health Board.

    To achieve this, you will facilitate professional leadership with Physiotherapy clinicians from a district wide perspective.

    About the Opportunity

    You will also provide advice to Directors of Allied Health (DAHs) and clinical management partners. You will foster excellence in quality practice standards and professional conduct.

    You will promote development of Physiotherapists and assistants, advising on the best use of allocated resources whilst promoting efficiency, productivity and patient safety.

    As a professional leader you’ll be responsible for the advising and consulting with the DAHs and Professional Development Facilitator on professional specific workforce development, skill mix and career pathways in order to build a sustainable future workforce.

    In conjunction with expert and experienced practitioners you will maximise the utilisation of inter-professional ways of working.

    An important part of this position is your involvement in overseeing the credentialing of the Physiotherapy workforce

    About you

    You’ll work alongside the DAHs, and Professional Development Facilitator to ensure professional development leave and funding are consistent and transparent for your profession across all Directorates.

    You’ll be responsible for the ongoing development of relationships with tertiary education providers as well as district, regional and national links for your profession.

    You will be a self-motivated person with effective communication skills to a wide range of stakeholders. You will have commitment to and enthusiasm for your profession, excellent group facilitation skills and a history of a collaborative team approach.

    You must be a New Zealand registered physiotherapist and be a member of your national professional body. It is essential that you have advanced practitioner level experience.

    It is expected that your remaining FTE will include clinical practice. This will be negotiated with any successful candidate.

    This position will involve some travel throughout the district it is therefore essential that you have a full, clean driver’s license.

    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.

    The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.

    Whether it’s kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art there’s literally something for everyone.

    Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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