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Position Title: Physiotherapists – Outpatients
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Part and full time positions
Date Posted: 01/07/2019
Application Closing Date: 29/09/2019 11PM
Job #: 058469
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Physiotherapists – Outpatients

Full time and part time fixed term positions available

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

The Outpatient Physiotherapy Department at Dunedin Hospital are seeking motivated and enthusiastic Physiotherapists who are keen to grow their clinical and professional skills in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. We seek team-players with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who are driven and proactive in developing and learning.

We have a number of part-time and full time fixed term vacancies currently available. We seek clinicians with a minimum of two years’ experience, that includes working within the area of any of the settings of Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation or Musculoskeletal Outpatients, and is looking to further their career in this field. 

We are looking for Therapists who enjoy working as part of an established team, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and are driven and proactive in their ongoing development of advanced skills. We seek Therapists who can work autonomously, manage and prioritise their caseload within the outpatient setting while supporting the growth of students, junior staff and the Allied Health Assistant workforce.

The Outpatient Physiotherapy role involves working with a wide range of patients referred from the Orthopaedic, and Rheumatology Services, Outpatient Departments, as well as GP and community referrals and first presentation ACC injuries. You will be based in our Physiotherapy Outpatient Department with our experienced team of Physiotherapists. 

We take pride in supporting our staff to grow as clinicians so we run an ongoing support and professional development programme including regular team in-services, senior staff mentoring and peer review, a comprehensive on-call competency training framework, and access to course and conference funding. 

Dunedin is a University town and has something to offer most people. It has a long and rich history which is reflected in its many Museums, including the Settlers Museum and Art Galleries. Dunedin also offers affordable housing. 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 family.

If you have the skills we are looking for and are looking for a challenging role that will enable you to grow your career, we would love to hear from you!

Closing Date:  Sunday, 29 September 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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