Southern Community Orthopaedic Triage Service Assistant
Southern Health
Dunedin, Otago
4d ago

Southern Community Orthopaedic Triage Service Assistant (SCOTS)

Dunedin Hospital

  • Fixed term, (0.3 FTE), 12 hours per week
  • Enjoy on-site employee gym, retail, and health insurance discounts!
  • Opportunity to have a positive impact
  • About us

    Southern DHB has a great fixed-term opportunity for an Allied Health Assistant to join the Southern Community Orthopaedic Triage Service (SCOTS) until 22 / 12 / 2022.

    The SCOTs programme aims to provide timely equitable access to appropriate community-based care for people with knee osteoarthritis and / or identified shoulder conditions.

    This role provides an opportunity to enable members of our community to self-manage their conditions and improve quality of life for the cohort in our community which currently receives no intervention.

    About the opportunity

    Our Allied Health Assistants will be providing assistance to patients to reduce further deterioration of their condition and ensure suitability and fitness for surgery.

    Working under the delegation of the clinical lead, you will be assisting those with knee and shoulder issues. This role will see you completing a wide variety of tasks including some administrative activities : booking patients, follow up phone-calls, assisting with outcome measures and assisting with the education programme.

    About you

    Interacting with a diverse range of patients and staff, you will have a high level of interpersonal skills.

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

  • Previous experience in rehabilitation and / or community-based care
  • Competence in administrative activities, including use of computer programmes
  • A positive and patient-focused approach, with a commitment to providing equitable outcomes
  • Ability to work in a supportive and honest manner
  • Ability to learn new skills and competencies
  • 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?

    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?

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