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Physiotherapist (Hand Therapy)

Southern District Health Board
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Otago - Dunedin
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Growth Position Physiotherapist - Hand Therapy


  • Put your hand up for this permanent full-time growth position!
  • Are you motivated to grow your career
  • You will have ongoing support in this role

About the team

The outpatient physiotherapy team at Dunedin Hospital are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic physiotherapist who is keen to grow their clinical and professional skills in the field of Hand Therapy. We seek a team-player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who is driven and proactive in developing and learning.

About you

Ideally you will bring to us a minimum of two years experience that includes working within the area of any of the settings of: burns and scar management, orthopaedics, rehabilitation or musculoskeletal outpatients, and is looking to further their career in this field. We are looking for someone who enjoys working as part of an established team, has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and is driven and proactive in their ongoing development of advanced skills. We are looking for someone with enthusiasm for Hand Therapy and we seek someone who can work autonomously, manage and prioritise their caseload within the outpatient setting while supporting the growth of students, junior staff and the Allied Health Assistant workforce.

About the role - What's in it for me?

This role involves working with a wide range of patients referred from the orthopaedic, plastics and rheumatology services, as well as GP and community referrals and first presentation ACC injuries. You will be based in our physiotherapy outpatient department with our experienced team of hand therapists and physiotherapists, and liaise with inpatient occupational therapy and physiotherapy staff to manage acute hands and burns patients in the inpatient setting.

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, a comprehensive on-call competency training framework, senior staff mentoring and peer review and access to course and conference funding.

About the Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

Now to the city itself, Dunedin offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you've always dreamed of. Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. Add to this the close proximity to some of New Zealand's most famous scenery and holiday destinations (think Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sounds to name but a few!) you can go from seaside to ski-slopes in a matter of hours.

Sounds too good to be true? Rest assured, you can have it all here. Why not come see for yourself!

Please provide as part of your application a CV and a cover letter, all applications will be considered.

Closing date: Sunday, 20 October 2019.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

Children's Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to 'safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

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