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Speech-language Therapist

Speech-language Therapist

Dunedin Hospital

  • Part-time fixed term position
  • 0.5FTE (40hours/ fortnight) 
  • Fixed term parental leave cover to 10 February 2022


Come to Southern NZ...This could be the change you have been looking for!


About the opportunity

This is a unique opportunity to work and live in Southern NZ while one of our team heads off on parental leave.


You will be based in our Speech-language Therapy department at Dunedin Hospital with our supportive and dynamic team of therapists. It would be an advantage if you have experience working with tracheostomy, ICU/HDU, video-fluoroscopy, but not essential.


We are a team with an enviable mix of skill, knowledge and clinical experience, committed to delivering a high standard of service to our patients.


About you

Ideally you will bring to us at least 3-5 years’ experience. This is a role for someone with experience and enthusiasm for Speech-language Therapy who can manage their caseload while supporting the growth of other therapists. We are looking for an experienced Speech-language Therapist who enjoys working with an established team, has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and is driven and proactive in their ongoing development of advanced skills. You will have a degree in Speech-language Therapy and hold an Annual Practising Certificate with the New Zealand Speech-language Therapy Association.


Why Dunedin?

Now to the city itself, Dunedin offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. Add to this the close proximity to some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday destinations (think Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sound to name but a few!) you can go from seaside to ski-slopes in a matter of hours.


Sounds too good to be true?


Rest assured, you can have it all here. Why not come see for yourself!


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, 18 April 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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