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Position Title: Occupational Therapists & Physiotherapists
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 16 hours (0.4 FTE)
Date Posted: 03/12/2018
Application Closing Date: 13/01/2019 11PM
Job #: 057674
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Allied Health Professionals - Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist

HOME Team, Dunedin


  • Part-time 0.4FTE (16 hours a week)
  • Fixed Term until November 2019


The Home Team offers a 7 day a week service from 8 am to 8 pm. The focus of the service is hospital avoidance and supported discharge working across a range of settings including the community, Emergency Department, Internal Medicine Assessment Unit and the in-patient wards. The Home Team is 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.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an allied health professional who is interested in working as part of an Inter-professional team. Within this position you will support the early discharge of appropriate patients from Dunedin Public Hospital. 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.


To add to the excitement of this role, as an Allied Health professional within the Home Team you will also provide a responsive community based service for patients, who (while being medically stable) require urgent assessment and immediate coordination of services to prevent Emergency Department presentations or hospital admission. 


This role requires a professional who is adaptive to change, resourceful, flexible to service needs and future development and has 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


The health professionals within the Home team will cover Monday–Sunday with staggered start and finish times between the hours of 8 am- 8pm and all shifts are 8 hours.


You will need to be a Registered Health Professional (we are seeking an Occupational Therapist or a 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 would like the opportunity to be part of this new and innovative team, then we would love to hear from you.


Closing Date: 13 January 2019


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

How to Apply  
You can contact the Recruitment team by emailing, or by calling 03 470 9357 (Otago) or 03 214 7220 (Southland)
If you have any questions regarding this position please contact the Recruitment Advisor using the contact details given above.

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