Community Physiotherapist - START at Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton), Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: START – Waiora CBD, 87 Alexandra Street, Hamilton
The details: Permanent Full-Time, 1.0FTE (40 hours per week)
Are you looking for a role where your passion for patient centred care can make a positive difference to patients in the community?
About the role:
An opportunity has arisen to join the Hamilton based Supported Transfer and Accelerated Rehabilitation Team (START) providing physiotherapy rehabilitation to patients in their own home. START is a collaborative programme which provides and promoted rehabilitation for patients within their home environment for up to six weeks.
The role involves providing assessment and provision of physiotherapy and rehabilitation programmes to clients in order to support discharge from hospital or prevent admission. The role includes working alongside other physiotherapists as well as nursing, medical and allied health staff. The role includes providing education and support to health care assistants who support clients with their rehabilitation programs. The position is ideal for a physiotherapist who is keen to advance their career with the support and enthusiasm of a close knit team. The role requires the successful applicant to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs and to have a genuine passion for working with patients and their whānau on their health journey.
About the service:
The Physiotherapy service has approximately 90 staff including Physiotherapists, assistants and administrators that work across the large geographical area that is Waikato DHB. We have staff based at Waikato Hospital, our secondary hospital in Thames and our three rural hospitals in Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui and across our many community bases in areas such as Morrinsville, Matamata, Cambridge, and Ngaruawahia.
Our vision is to provide quality physiotherapy care to promote, encourage and enable health, wellbeing and independence for the patients and whanau in the communities we serve. Our mission is to ensure that patients receive excellence of care, that our staff are supported and trained to work and maintain levels of evidence based practice and that our service is equitable, efficient and effective in order to meet the needs of our patients and their whānau. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, supportive team who are keen to grow and develop our staff.
Required skills & experience:
• NZ Physiotherapy registration and a current annual practicing certificate
• Current valid full New Zealand drivers licence
• Ideally you will have a minimum of 3 years clinical experience, however applicants with less experience will be considered.
• You will have a passion for learning, be adaptable to change and interested in developing your clinical skills across a variety of settings.
• You will need the ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of the physiotherapy and wider multi-disciplinary team across a variety of environments
• You will have excellent communication skills in order to effectively liaise with patients, their whānau and other health care professionals
The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.
The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.
We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.
Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Elysia.Koretz@waikatodhb.health.nz
Please click here to view the position description.
Application closing date: 31 January 2022
Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
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• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
• Fair play – Mauri Pai
• Growing the good – Whakapakari
• Stronger together – Kotahitanga
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