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Position Title: Senior Physiotherapist - Rehabilitation Services
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.6 FTE / 24 hours per week
Date Posted: 26/06/2019
Application Closing Date: 18/07/2019 11PM
Job #: 058939
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Senior Physiotherapist - Rehabilitation Services
Southern District Health Board – Dunedin

Picture this….

You’re a NZ Registered Physiotherapist working in a supportive and friendly team environment, committed to quality patient-centred care and at the same time having fun.
On weekends you have an array of outdoor and recreational pursuits such as skiing, water-sports and tramping, just a short drive from your doorstep.
If this sounds appealing...then come and join us!

About the Team
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 Role – what’s in it for me? 
You'll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and expertise in rehabilitation with medical, orthopaedic and neurological conditions including traumatic brain injury and stroke. You will also have the opportunity to support, teach and upskill students and rotational staff. This role is permanent, part time, 48 hours per fortnight (0.6 FTE).

About You
As a senior, ideally you will bring to us a minimum of 5 years Physiotherapy experience that includes working in a community setting with patients with stroke and other neurological conditions. Experience with the frail elderly and orthopaedic conditions is also an advantage. 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 permanent role covering the service, you will need to be a New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist with a current annual practising certificate.

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 surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.

Closing Date: Sunday, 18 July 2019

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: :

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