Physiotherapist - Community Rehabilitation Service
Southern Health
Dunedin, Otago
3d ago

Physiotherapist Community Rehabilitation Service

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent vacancy, flexible hours up to full time! (20-40 hours per week)
  • Great benefits including subsidised gym and health insurance discounts!
  • Limitless potential for career advancement and growth
  • Picture this . You’re a NZ registered physiotherapist working in a supportive and friendly team environment, committed to quality patient centred care and at the same time having fun.

    On weekends you have an array of outdoor and recreational pursuits such as skiing, water sports and tramping, just a short drive from your doorstep!!

    Sounds appealing??.... Then come and join us!

    About the opportunity

    Working in a dynamic and evolving community interdisciplinary team with some in reach into the sub-acute rehabilitation ward within rehabilitation services.

    You'll work alongside other senior therapists in planning and providing patient centred rehabilitation to our patients who are predominantly under the age of 65.

    You'll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and expertise in rehabilitation with neurological, orthopaedic, and medical conditions including traumatic brain injury and stroke.

    You will also have the opportunity to support, teach and upskill students and rotational staff.

    About you

    Ideally you will bring to us a minimum of 3 to 5 years physiotherapy experience that includes working in community / inpatient sub-acute rehabilitation settings with patients with stroke, acquired brain injuries and other neurological conditions.

    In order to be successful in this position, you will also need to demonstrate the following :

  • Strong understanding of optimising patient outcomes and facilitating effective discharge planning.
  • A patient centred and evidence-based approach to goal setting and intervention.
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to commit to our team and patients.
  • Be a New Zealand registered physiotherapist with a current annual practising certificate.
  • You will be expected to be active in-service quality initiatives, therefore be proactive, innovative and have a quality driven leadership approach.

    Please specify in your cover letter what your preferred hours of work are.

    About Southern DHB

    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.

    Why Dunedin?

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

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