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Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist 

Organisation Southern District Health Board
Area, City Otago
Advert reference 058787
Contact person Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate.
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Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: [email protected]

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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Part time
Closing date for applications 28-06-2019


Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist 

  • Put your hand up for a role in Hand Therapy now!
  • Dunedin, permanent, part-time position (0.3 FTE / 12 hours per week)

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 who is proactive in their ongoing development of advanced skills.

About You
Now is the perfect time to bring your minimum of 2 years’ experience that ideally includes working within any of the settings of Hand Therapy and/or Burns & Scar Management, Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation or Musculoskeletal 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: Friday, 28 June 2019

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

How to Apply
To apply for this position please select on the ‘Apply Online’ button on our website – you can access this by clicking here – and follow the instructions provided.
If you have any questions regarding this position please contact the Recruitment Advisor using the contact details given above.

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