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Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

Inpatient Orthopaedic Physiotherapist



  • Role suited to experienced physiotherapist.
  • Part-time 16hours/ week
  • Fixed term until 08.04.2022


About you

We have an opportunity for an experienced physiotherapist with a strong clinical background in orthopaedic care to join our inpatient Allied Health team.

If you are a motivated enthusiastic team-player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, then this is the opportunity to join the acute inpatient team. You will be proficient at managing and prioritising caseload within the inpatient setting and show dedication to developing your own skills while supporting the growth of rotational staff students, and Allied Health Assistants.

You will have the drive to develop quality services in collaboration with others while working alongside a committed inter-professional team of health professionals. Experience in task delegation and interprofessional skill sharing is desirable.


About the role - what’s in it for me?

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!


Dunedin Hospital is a tertiary care facility and our orthopaedic team cover acute/trauma and elective surgical specialities. We take pride in supporting our staff to grow and we enable ongoing professional development including regular team in-services, staff mentoring and peer review, a comprehensive on-call competency-training framework, and access to course and conference funding.  Our team run simulation-training sessions to enhance education for our staff and students, and we work closely with the University of Otago’s School of Physiotherapy supporting student education throughout clinical placements.  


Southern DHB

The 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. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.


Position Description


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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