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Position Title: Physiotherapist – Persistent Pain Service & Outpatients
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.9 FTE/1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 14/01/2021
Application Closing Date: 31/01/2021 11PM
Job #: 063273
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Physiotherapist – Pain Service and Physiotherapy Outpatient Clinic


  • Specialised pain management experience or a clinical interest in persistent pain
  • Permanent, part-time 0.9FTE (36 hours per week)
  • Flexibility with work hours (can be up to full time)


About you

This role offers an excellent opportunity for a physiotherapist with a minimum of three years of experience with a keen interest in developing their skills and knowledge in the field of persistent pain management OR for a physiotherapist with specialised pain management experience to join our pain service team of experienced health professionals. It is desirable to have clinical experience in rehabilitation and/or orthopaedic and/or musculoskeletal.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who is able to engage with patients from a range of age groups and cultural backgrounds and work in partnership with them in one-on-one sessions and in a group setting. There is an expectation to work co-operatively with the pain service team and liaise appropriately with relevant health care professionals and external organisations.

You will have the opportunity to drive quality improvement and service development initiatives while working alongside a committed team of health professionals. There is an expectation to contribute to innovative ways of working including using of technologies to support clinical practice and patient care.

This role requires a functional rehabilitation approach to provide individualised, patient-centred outcomes which facilitates pain self-management. As a valued member of our team, you will work alongside medical, nursing, clinical psychology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy colleagues performing multidisciplinary pain assessments, having your own outpatient caseload, and contributing to pain education groups and exercise sessions.

You will show dedication to developing your own professional development and personal growth.

If you are looking for your next challenge, we would love to hear from you!


About the team

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, and access to course and conference funding.  We work closely with the University of Otago’s School of Physiotherapy and support physiotherapy student education throughout clinical placements.


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.


Closing Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021

For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

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!


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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