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Position Title: Professional Leader - Physiotherapy
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.4FTE (16 hours per week)
Date Posted: 24/01/2019
Application Closing Date: 11/03/2019 11PM
Job #: 057985
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Professional Leader – Physiotherapy

Allied Health

  • Permanent part-time 0.4FTE, 16 hours per week


This leadership role has been designed to ensure safe and comprehensive delivery of contemporary high quality health and disability services within Southern District Health Board. To achieve this you will facilitate professional leadership with Physiotherapy clinicians from a district wide perspective.


You will also provide advice to Directors of Allied Health (DAHs) and clinical management partners.  You will foster excellence in quality practice standards and professional conduct.  You will promote development of Physiotherapists and assistants, advising on the best use of allocated resources whilst promoting efficiency, productivity and patient safety.


As a professional leader you’ll be responsible for the advising and consulting with the DAHs and Professional Development Facilitator on professional specific workforce development, skill mix and career pathways in order to build a sustainable future workforce. In conjunction with expert and experienced practitioners you will maximise the utilisation of inter-professional ways of working. An important part of this position is your involvement in overseeing the credentialing of the Physiotherapy workforce.


You’ll work alongside the DAHs, and Professional Development Facilitator to ensure professional development leave and funding are consistent and transparent for your profession across all Directorates.


You’ll be responsible for the ongoing development of relationships with tertiary education providers as well as district, regional and national links for your profession.


You will be a self-motivated person with effective communication skills to a wide range of stakeholders. You will have commitment to and enthusiasm for your profession, excellent group facilitation skills and a history of a collaborative team approach.


You must be a New Zealand registered physiotherapist and be a member of your national professional body.  It is essential that you have advanced practitioner level experience.  It is expected that your remaining FTE will include clinical practice.  This will be negotiated with any successful candidate.


This position will involve some travel throughout the District it is therefore essential that you have a full, clean driver’s license.


Closing Date: Sunday, 11 March 2019

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

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