Physiotherapist - Early Discharge Rehabilitation Service
Southern Health
Dunedin, Otago
4d ago

Physiotherapist Early Discharge Rehabilitation Service

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent opportunity!
  • Part or full-time vacancies, 32-40 hours per week
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • About us

    We are a dynamic and evolving community interdisciplinary team within Older People’s Health based at Dunedin Hospital. You'll work alongside other senior physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rehab assistants and wider team members in planning and providing patient centred rehabilitation to our community.

    About the opportunity

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

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

    We take pride in supporting our staff to grow and we enable ongoing professional development 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.

    We work closely with the University of Otago’s School of Physiotherapy and support student education throughout clinical placements.

    Our team is also developing and implementing simulation training resources and programmes to enhance educational opportunities for our staff and students.

    About you

    Ideally you will bring to us a minimum of 2 years physiotherapy experience that preferably includes working in a community setting with patients with stroke and other neurological conditions.

    You would be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of optimising patient outcomes and facilitating effective rehabilitation in the community, using a patient centred and evidence-based approach to goal setting and intervention.

    In addition to the experience you bring us, you will have enthusiasm and a willingness to commit to our team and patients.

    You will be expected to be active in service quality initiatives, therefore be proactive, innovative and have a quality driven leadership approach.

    For this permanent role covering the service, you will need to be a New Zealand registered Physiotherapist with a current annual practising certificate.

    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.

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

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