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Professional Leader - Physiotherapy

Professional Leader – Physiotherapy

Allied Health

  • Permanent part-time 0.6FTE, 24 hours per week
  • Dunedin or Invercargill based

 

This leadership role has been designed to ensure safe and comprehensive delivery of contemporary high-quality health and disability services within Southern District Health Board. To achieve this, you will facilitate professional leadership with Physiotherapy clinicians from a district wide perspective.

 

About the Opportunity

You will also provide advice to Directors of Allied Health (DAHs) and clinical management partners.  You will foster excellence in quality practice standards and professional conduct.  You will promote development of Physiotherapists and assistants, advising on the best use of allocated resources whilst promoting efficiency, productivity and patient safety.

 

As a professional leader you’ll be responsible for the advising and consulting with the DAHs and Professional Development Facilitator on professional specific workforce development, skill mix and career pathways in order to build a sustainable future workforce. In conjunction with expert and experienced practitioners you will maximise the utilisation of inter-professional ways of working. An important part of this position is your involvement in overseeing the credentialing of the Physiotherapy workforce 

 

About you

You’ll work alongside the DAHs, and Professional Development Facilitator to ensure professional development leave and funding are consistent and transparent for your profession across all Directorates.

 

You’ll be responsible for the ongoing development of relationships with tertiary education providers as well as district, regional and national links for your profession.

 

You will be a self-motivated person with effective communication skills to a wide range of stakeholders. You will have commitment to and enthusiasm for your profession, excellent group facilitation skills and a history of a collaborative team approach.

 

You must be a New Zealand registered physiotherapist and be a member of your national professional body.  It is essential that you have advanced practitioner level experience.  It is expected that your remaining FTE will include clinical practice.  This will be negotiated with any successful candidate.

 

This position will involve some travel throughout the district it is therefore essential that you have a full, clean driver’s license.

 

Why Southern?

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. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

 

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it’s kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

 

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Closing Date: Wednesday, 08 December 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.

 

Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors
 

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)
  • Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker.  If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.  If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination no later than the 15 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022. 

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