Fixed-term Physiotherapist – Ashburton

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 28-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/FTPHYSIO
  • Job Title: Fixed-term Physiotherapist – Ashburton
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  • Summary:
  • Fixed-term, part-time opportunity (0.6FTE/24 hours per week) until approximately September 2020
  • Provide generalist physiotherapy services to the Ashburton District across out inpatient, outpatient and community services!
  • NZ Registered Physiotherapist with current Practising Certificate

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

We are looking for an experienced Physiotherapist to join our team of Allied Health Professionals at Ashburton Hospital on a fixed-term, part-time basis (24 hours per week) until approximately September 2020!

We are a small team of rural generalist specialists which means that a flexible approach and ability to work across an inpatient, outpatient and community settings would be advantageous. We are a supportive group of physiotherapists and Allied Health Professionals committed to providing the highest quality services to our patients.

This is a varied opportunity working across a range of environments, including travelling within the Ashburton district. We offer flexible days and hours which are to be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Delivering a high standard of care to patients
  • Managing and prioritising your caseload independently
  • Supporting physiotherapy services within our inpatient environment as well as providing outpatient clinics
  • Working within an inter-disciplinary team to support the effective functioning of the service
  • Appropriate delegation of tasks to our Allied Health Assistants to utilise resource and support their professional development
  • Supervision of Allied Health Assistants

Your skills will include the following:

  • Flexibility and adaptability, along with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm for knowledge sharing across and beyond your discipline
  • The ability to establish an early rapport with patients and families and negotiate appropriate solutions
  • Proven experience post-qualification, with exposure across all generalist physiotherapy areas
  • Experience within the public health system is advantageous, as is familiarity working within a multidisciplinary team
  • New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist and current Practising Certificate is essential

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

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