Physiotherapist - Cardiorespiratory
Southern Health
Dunedin, Otago
2d ago

Physiotherapist - Cardiorespiratory

  • Dunedin
  • Full-time, permanent
  • We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior cardiorespiratory physiotherapist in our inpatient Allied Health team.

    We are seeking 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 cardiothoracic, respiratory and trauma specialities. Our newly re-developed, world-class intensive care unit (Te puna wai ora - Southern Critical Care) is enabling new opportunities for evidence-informed physiotherapy care, including an ECMO service.

    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 part of the Otago Simulation group and provide simulation training resources and programmes to enhance education opportunities, both within the physiotherapy department and wider interdisciplinary teams.

    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.

    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.

    Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.

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

    Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

    Please provide as part of your application a CV and cover letter.

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