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Position Title: Senior Physiotherapist - Inpatient Medical and Acute Stroke (Dunedin)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time (40hours/per week)
Date Posted: 20/05/2020
Application Closing Date: 07/06/2020 11PM
Job #: 060645
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Physiotherapist - Inpatient Medical and Acute Stroke


  • Experienced or senior clinician
  • Full-time, permanent


About you

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced (minimum 4 years’ experience) physiotherapist to join our inpatient Allied Health team working in our Internal Medicine wards and Acute Stroke Unit.  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.


This role requires capability in acute stroke clinical practise and knowledge, and the ability to work effectively and autonomously in a fast-paced ward environment. You will be proficient at managing and prioritising a caseload, while providing balanced advocacy for patients by drawing on your clinical experience and evidence-informed understanding of optimising outcomes and discharge planning.  You will show dedication to developing your own skills while supporting the growth of students, junior staff and the Allied Health Assistant workforce.


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 2-3 hours drive!


We take pride in supporting our staff to grow.  We enable ongoing professional development including regular team in-services, 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.


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:

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