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Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist – Hand Therapy Southern DHB

Organisation Southern District Health Board
Area, City Otago, Dunedin
Advert reference C61001
Contact person Jan Strachan
Contact website and/or email

[email protected]

Contact telephone 032145770
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 13-05-2018


Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist – Hand Therapy


• Full-time, fixed term position until 24.3.19

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!

We have a vacancy in our Outpatient Hand Therapy team. Ideally you will bring to us a minimum of 3 years’ experience that includes working within the setting of Hand Therapy and/or Burns and Scar Management, ideally being 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 and provide support for students.

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 Hand Therapy 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 hand and burn 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: Sunday, 13 May 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: https://www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers/view-vacancy/?jobCategory=&job_id=8613

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