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Position Title: Respiratory Physiologist – Diagnostic Testing Department
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 10/12/2020
Application Closing Date: 31/01/2021 11PM
Job #: 060648
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Respiratory Physiologist – Diagnostic Testing Department
Southland Hospital 

  • Permanent opportunity
  • 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Respiratory Physiologist to join our Diagnostic Testing Department at Southland Hospital on a fulltime, permanent basis where we deliver a full range of cardiac, respiratory and sleep testing. The department is staffed by 10 physiologists and admin support who work across the domains delivering a high-quality service to our patients. We work closely with the respiratory physicians who are based in Dunedin but regularly visit our hospital. We are a supportive and encouraging team who strive to do our best and encourage all team members to develop their skills enabling them to work at top of scope. 

About You
Our ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail and great communication skills with team members and patients alike.  The ability to cope with busy workloads and being flexible is a must. We are looking for someone who relishes a challenge as we have some major exciting changes occurring over the next few years with replacement of the laboratory equipment, and establishment of a reporting system.

We are looking for someone who can perform all respiratory diagnostic tests independently to a high standard and has an interest in quality control and service development. You will also need to have current registration (or meet registration requirements) and hold or be eligible to hold an APC with the Clinical Physiologists Registration Board.

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 across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community. 

Invercargill is in the south of New Zealand’s South Island, surrounded by stunning national parks. We have an abundance of amenities, educational (primary through tertiary) facilities, fresh air to share and a real sense of community. Up the road we have Queenstown and Central Otago – summer and winter playgrounds, whatever your passion.  Invercargill city offers an excellent lifestyle for both singles and families alike and is a great place to build your career. If you would like to discuss the role and your future with Southern DHB please don’t hesitate to contact us. Why don’t you check out and for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking, apply now and let us know in your cover letter what you will bring to our valuable service.

Closing Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021
Please note
we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary, withdraw the advertising at any time. If you are interested in this position, please do not delay! 

For further information, please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 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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