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Casual Physiotherapist - Rehabilitation Services, Community

Casual Physiotherapist - Rehabilitation Services, Community


  • Casual – on an ‘as and when required basis’
  • Great way to get some extra exposure in a different setting or work extra hours!


About us

Working in a dynamic and evolving community interdisciplinary team within the services covering Older People’s Health Rehabilitation Services based at Dunedin Hospital. You'll work alongside other senior physiotherapists, and wider team members in planning and providing rehabilitation to our patients


About the opportunity

You'll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and expertise in rehabilitation with medical, orthopaedic and neurological conditions such as stroke. You will also have the opportunity to support, teach and upskill students and rotational staff.


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’ll bring to us experience in working in an interdisciplinary team with clients of all ages with physical disabilities. It is essential that you bring excellent time management and communication skills.  You’ll be adaptable and flexible allowing you to work effectively with your clients and within a changing health environment.


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


Why Dunedin?

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life in Dunedin can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our teams enjoy the short commute to work and work-life balance is relaxed and affordable. Dunedin offers an array of outdoor and recreational pursuits such as skiing, hunting, tramping, and much more all within 2 - 3 hours’ drive! 


Check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you!


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Closing Date: Sunday, 23 May 2021

Due to the fast-paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: theonette.ramsden@southerndhb.govt.nz


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)



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