Physiotherapist - Outpatients
Southern Health
Invercargill, Southland
2d ago

Senior and / or Growth Physiotherapist - Outpatients

Southland Hospital

  • Full time, permanent (1.0FTE)
  • Grow your career with exposure to a wide case variety, end-to-end
  • Head south to Invercargill for a refreshing change of pace
  • Create a schedule that works for you with full or part time hours
  • So, it’s time for a change? A new beginning? An exciting leap? If you’re after a move that offers the career challenge you crave in the country with the best equipped department, matched with real work-life balance in a welcoming community that the kiwi dream is all about, it’s time to join us at Southland Hospital.

    Right now, we’re looking for motivated full time permanent Physiotherapist Outpatients at Southland Hospital, interested?

    About the Opportunity

    This position involves working with a range of age groups with a variety of conditions in an outpatient setting and would suit someone looking to move on from rotational positons, and further develop their musculoskeletal skills.

    As an experienced clinician, we are looking for someone who can work autonomously, manage and prioritise a caseload within the outpatient settings and is keen to develop on-going advanced skills.

    We provide support for students, new graduates and rotational staff.

    We take pride in supporting our staff to grow as clinicians, so we run a well-developed on-going support and professional development programme.

    The team provides regular in-services, senior staff mentoring and peer review, a comprehensive on-call competency-training framework and access to course and conference funding.

    About You

    We are looking for enthusiastic Physiotherapists who enjoy working as part of a supportive team. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and are driven and proactive in developing and learning new skills.

  • You will have experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and at least 3 years’ experience as a qualified Physiotherapist;
  • previous experience in a Hospital Outpatient setting is desirable. You will have enthusiasm for physiotherapy and will enjoy working as part of a team that prides itself on relaxed professionalism.

    Ideally, you will be an Accredited Assessor for the Equipment Management Service or be prepared to work towards this accreditation

    The right applicant will :

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be driven and have a proactive approach to learning
  • Have the ability to motivate and teach junior staff, and to lead when required
  • Ideally have an advanced level of understanding and training in relevant areas
  • Have a familiarity with all core areas of hospital-based physiotherapy as there is an expectation that the successful applicant will work in the weekend and on call service
  • The successful candidate will need to be a New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist with a current annual practicing certificate, and to hold a full and current NZ Driver Licence.

    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 https : / / southernhealthcareers.nz / for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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