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Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist – Hand Therapy

Organisation Southern District Health Board
Area, City Dunedin, Otago
Advert reference 059153
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 25-08-2019


  • Put your hand up for a role in hand therapy now!
  • Dunedin, permanent, full-time position

Picture this….you’re a NZ registered Occupational Therapist or 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!

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

About the opportunity

Hand Therapy 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. We are looking for someone with enthusiasm for Hand Therapy and is proactive in their ongoing development of advanced skills.

About you

Now is the perfect time to bring your minimum of two years experience that ideally includes working within any of the settings of Hand Therapy and/or Burns and Scar Management, orthopaedics, rehabilitation or musculo-skeletal outpatients. You may have considered, or are already working towards, registration and a career in Hand Therapy. You will be someone who enjoys working as part of an established team and has excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You should be able to work autonomously, manage and prioritise your caseload within the outpatient setting and have fun along the way.

About the team

Hand Therapy is based in our Physiotherapy Outpatient Department with our experienced team of Hand Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. You will also liaise with Fracture Clinic and inpatient clinicians to manage acute hands and burns patients.

About the Southern DHB

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.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region, and we, can offer you and your whānau.

Closing date: Sunday, 25 August 2019.

To apply

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

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