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Position Title: Inpatient Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapist
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time (40hours/per week)
Date Posted: 11/09/2019
Application Closing Date: 03/11/2019 11PM
Job #: 059561
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Inpatient Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapist

  • Role suited to experienced or senior clinician
  • Dunedin
  • Full-time, permanent


About you

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced (minimum 4 years) or senior cardiorespiratory physiotherapist in our inpatient Allied Health team.  We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic team-player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  You will have the drive to develop quality services in collaboration with others while working alongside a committed inter-professional team of health professionals.

We seek a clinician who is able to work autonomously in a variety of inpatient settings.  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. The specific role within our team would be determined by your skill-set and experience, clinical interests, and service requirements.  Relevant experience in paediatrics and/or cystic fibrosis management is desirable.

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!

Dunedin Hospital is a tertiary care facility and our cardiorespiratory physiotherapy team cover critical care and high-dependency units, cardiothoracic, respiratory, general surgical, and trauma specialities.  Our newly re-developed, world-class critical care unit (Te puna wai ora - Southern Critical Care) is expanding enabling new opportunities for evidence-informed physiotherapy care.

We take pride in supporting our staff to grow and we enable ongoing professional development 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.  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.

About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Check out for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.

Closing Date: Sunday, 3 November 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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