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Position Title: Allied Health Assistant - AT&R Inpatient (Southland Hospital)
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part time (32hours/per week)
Date Posted: 28/11/2019
Application Closing Date: 08/12/2019 11PM
Job #: 059729
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Southland Hospital

  • Permanent part-time 0.8FTE (32 hours per week)

About the Southern DHB

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.

About the Role – what’s in it for me?

We have a wonderful opportunity for an outgoing, organised and caring individual to be based in Therapies Department on a permanent part-time basis.

You will be working as part of the AT&R team, and will have opportunity to work in other areas as well.

In this role you’ll work with our inpatient team and deliver rehabilitation programmes designed to assist patients to become independent in their own environments.  You'll be enthusiastic and committed, with the ability to follow instructions while using your initiative and common sense.

You should also consider yourself physically fit and able as there is a physical element to the role.  You must have a full driver’s licence.  Applicants should be able to demonstrate confidence with computer skills.

Previous experience working with people, and in environment promoting independence would be a distinct advantage.  For the right person this is truly a rewarding opportunity. 

About you

You must be trustworthy, reliable, have excellent communication skills, be flexible and responsive to service needs, have experience working with older people, and have the ability to work under the direction and delegation of registered health professionals.

You will need to have had two years’ experience working in the health sector and a full clean NZ driver licence.

To be successful in the role you will have a strong commitment to ongoing learning and professional development.

If you think you would like the opportunity to be part of this innovative team, then we would love to hear from you.

Why Us etc

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is 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, 08 December 2019.  Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

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


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

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