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Physiotherapist - Inpatient Medical, Acute Stroke and Oncology

Physiotherapist - Inpatient Medical, Acute Stroke and Oncology


  • Full-time, permanent (80 hours per fortnight)


About you

We have an exciting opportunity for a physiotherapist (with a minimum of 2 years’ experience) to join our inpatient Allied Health team. This role would be well suited to a clinician with a dynamic and adaptable approach to clinical working, and a keen interest in acute inpatient medical, oncology and stroke presentations.


We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will be able to work effectively and autonomously in a fast-paced environment as a member of the broader inter-professional team. You will have previous clinical experience in acute stroke presentations and bring a willingness to learn which will be complemented by the support of your team members. You will be proficient at managing and prioritising a caseload within the inpatient setting and show dedication to developing your own skills while supporting the growth of students, junior staff and the Allied Health Assistant workforce.


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!


We take pride in supporting our staff to grow. 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. 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.


Please provide as part of your application, a CV and cover letter.


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.


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Closing Date: Sunday, 31 October 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


Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via the internal careers site.

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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