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Position Title: Senior Inpatient Physiotherapist - (Permanent)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 26/07/2017
Application Closing Date: 27/08/2017 11PM
Job #: 054022
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Senior Inpatient Physiotherapist

Inpatient Physiotherapy, Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent fulltime position


Picture this….You’re a NZ registered physiotherapist working in a supportive and friendly team environment, committed to quality patient centred care and at the same time having fun.  On weekends you have an array of outdoor and recreational pursuits such as skiing, water-sports and tramping, just a short drive from your doorstep!! 


Sounds appealing??..... Then come and join us!


 We have a vacancy in our inpatient physiotherapy team providing an opportunity to work as a senior clinician with ideally a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the inpatient setting.


We are looking for someone with enthusiasm for physiotherapy, who enjoys working as part of a team, has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and is driven and proactive in developing and learning new skills. The successful candidate should be able to work autonomously, managing and prioritising a caseload within the inpatient setting and developing on-going advanced skills. This role also provide support for students, new graduates and rotational staff.


Performance at a senior skill level in this setting requires a strong cardiorespiratory knowledge, including a capability to work competently and autonomously in the intensive care and high dependency units. The candidate would have a strong understanding of optimising patient outcomes and facilitating effective discharge in the acute setting.  As well as leadership qualities to assist co-ordination of the inpatient team to ensure high quality patient care and services.


We take pride in supporting our staff to grow as clinicians so we run a well-developed on-going support and professional development programme.  The team provides regular in-services, senior staff mentoring, peer review, a comprehensive on-call competency training framework and access to course and conference funding.


There are opportunities to work within a number of clinical areas including: ICU, Cardiorespiratory, Surgery, Neurology and Orthopaedics.


Please provide as part of your application a CV and a cover letter. 


Closing Date: Sunday, 27 August 2017


For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Older Persons Health, Clinical Support and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:


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