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Team Leader - Community Allied Health

West Coast District Health Board
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West Coast - Greymouth
West Coast
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

There really is nothing like the wild beauty of the South Island's West Coast. From the glaciers in the south to Punakaiki and the Heaphy Track in the north. Westport has easy access to them all, with its shop lined streets, the Buller River, historic architecture, cosy cafes and soon to be, the site of a brand new hospital.

The Community Allied Health Team Leader is responsible for the provision of clinical leadership and quality interventions within the Buller Health Allied Health Service ensuring the promotion of good health and independence by assessment, treatment, education and co-ordination of care for a wide range of appropriate consumers.

The key deliverables are the following:

  • Supporting the operational delivery of a high quality Allied Health service to the Buller region within an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Provision of assessment, education and treatment using a patient centred model of care for patients
  • Working in partnership with the Clinical Managers OT / Physiotherapy and ADAH to recruit, enable and extend the workforce to meet current and future service demands.
  • Maintains a level of professional development appropriate to the role.
  • Supporting the Clinical Managers OT / Physiotherapy by accepting delegated responsibility for projects and roles as required.
  • Delivering clinical supervision to staff as delegated by the Clinical Managers OT / Physiotherapy

To be successful in this role it is essential you have the following:

  • Qualification as an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist, recognised by the respective New Zealand Regulatory Authority and Professional Body
  • NZ registration and current APC
  • Eligibility / work visa to work in NZ
  • Post graduate broad experience, including respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal practice (adult and children)

The position is based in Westport and is full time, but can be flexed down to .75 FTE for the right candidate. Travel throughout the West Coast (satellite clinics and community) may be necessary to fulfill the position criteria.

Enquiries should be directed to John Ray, Recruitment Specialist on email

Applications are only accepted online so please click the 'Apply Now' button below to send us your CV and covering letter today!

Location: Buller and Northern Areas
Closing Date: Friday, 8 September 2017.

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