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Position Title: Physiotherapist - Inpatient Medical and Acute Stroke
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time (40hour/week)
Date Posted: 22/10/2020
Application Closing Date: 22/11/2020 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 physiotherapist (minimum 4 years’ experience) to join our inpatient Allied Health Team. The position will cover the Acute Stroke Unit, Internal Medicine and Oncology/Haematology wards, and is a fantastic environment in which to further develop transferrable skills. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic team-player, who can support staff within the team to develop the services and provide first-class care to our patients.

This role requires experience in an inpatient setting, preferably with experience in neurological and/stroke presentations, to ensure that you can work effectively and autonomously in a fast-paced ward environment. You must be confident with being responsible for a team of physiotherapists working in this area whilst managing your own caseload and be able to draw on your clinical experience and evidence-based practice to support staff and students with complex patient situations. Teaching is a central part of this role, as there will be multiple opportunities to present to the Allied Health, nursing, and medical teams.

This is a rare opportunity to gain experience in such a wide range of specialities, supported by our highly experienced and approachable multidisciplinary team, and provide positive change on the wards.


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, 22 November 2020

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. If you’re interested, don’t delay applying!

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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