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Deep South is calling! Dunedin Occupational Therapist ‘Hand Therapy’

Organisation Southern District Health Board
Area, City Dunedin
Advert reference C62527
Contact person Jan Strachan
Contact website and/or email


Contact telephone (03) 214 5770
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Part time
Closing date for applications 15-10-2018


Dunedin, New Zealand
• Permanent, part-time position

Picture this….You’re a NZ registered Occupational Therapist working in a supportive and friendly team environment, committed to quality patient-centered 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!!

If this sounds appealing…. then come and join us!

Ideally, you will bring to us a minimum of 2 years’ experience that includes working within any of the settings of hand therapy and/or burns and scar management, orthopaedics, rehabilitation or musculoskeletal outpatients. Preferably, you would be a Hand Therapist, or working towards a Hand Therapy Registration. We are looking for someone with enthusiasm for hand therapy, who enjoys working as part of an established team, has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and is driven and proactive in their ongoing development of advanced skills. We are looking for someone who can work autonomously, manage and prioritise their caseload within the outpatient setting.

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 and peer review and access to course and conference funding.

This role involves working with a wide range of patients referred from the orthopaedic, plastics and rheumatology services, as well as GP and community referrals and first presentation ACC injuries. You will be based in our physiotherapy outpatient department with our experienced team of hand therapists and physiotherapists, and liaise with inpatient occupational therapy and physiotherapy staff to manage acute hands and burns patients in the inpatient setting.

Please provide as part of your application a CV and a cover letter. All applications will be considered.

Closing Date: Monday, 15 October 2018.

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Older Persons Health, Clinical Support and Community Directorate, phone (03) 214 5770 or email: [email protected]

To Apply:
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers


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