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Position Title: Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapist
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 18/05/2020
Application Closing Date: 07/06/2020 11PM
Job #: 060795
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Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapist

  • Dunedin
  • Full-time, fixed-term until 31 January 2021

About you
The Outpatient Physiotherapy Department at Dunedin Hospital is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join the team. We are looking for a team-player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who is driven and proactive in developing and learning, and shows proficiency in managing a busy and varied caseload.

The ideal candidate would have a minimum of three years’ relevant experience which includes working in musculoskeletal assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. Experience with both routine and complex rheumatology and orthopaedic conditions, and with the management of persistent pain and chronic pathologies would be an advantage.  

We are looking for a clinician who can work autonomously while engaging with our well-established and supportive team, and participate in regular peer review and collaboration. This role involves working with a wide range of patients referred from Fracture Clinic, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and other specialist outpatient services, as well as General Practitioner and community referrals including first presentation ACC injuries.

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.

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 a 2-3 hour drive!

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.

Please provide as part of your application, a CV and cover letter.

Closing Date: Sunday, 7 June 2020

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.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for. 

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