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Position Title: Physiotherapist - Community Rehabiliation (Southland Hospital)
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time or Part time
Date Posted: 12/06/2020
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 060972
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Community Rehabiliation, Southland Hospital

  • Permanent, 0.5 – 1.0 FTE (20 - 40 hours per week)


About us

The Rapid Response, Early Supported Discharge and Home Team has been reconfigured to provide one integrated team - “The Home Team”.

The focus of the service is hospital avoidance and supported discharge working across a range of settings including the community, Emergency Department and the in-patient wards. The Home Team will be a comprehensive integrated service that is responsive to patient and service needs, focused on  delivering one car up the drive way, one assessment and one plan of care.


About the opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for allied health professionals who are interested in working as part of an Inter-professional team. Within this position you will support the early discharge of appropriate patients from Southland Hospital, as well as provide community rehabilitation in support of the Reach service. You will monitor their recovery and ensure each individual receives appropriate rehabilitation and/or packages of care at the right time to maximise their functional ability, and maintain their independence in their own home.


About You

This role requires professionals who are adaptive to change, resourceful, flexible to service needs and future development and a genuine passion for working in the community

Within this position you will require;

  • Advanced comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within the interprofessional team
  • Ability to direct and delegate to Rehabilitation Assistants
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals, both within the in-patient services and in the community setting.
  • Recent experience of working with the older adults in acute, rehabilitation or community settings


You will need to be a Registered Physiotherapist with a current APC, a minimum of 2 years post registration experience in New Zealand and a full clean NZ driver licence.

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

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


Why Southland?

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, 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, 28 June 2020

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.

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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