Physiotherapist – Adult Community Therapy Service

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    7 days ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 03-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/PHYSADULT
  • Job Title: Physiotherapist – Adult Community Therapy Service
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  • Summary:
  • Permanent, part-time opportunity working in our Adult Community Therapy Service
  • Work with clients at their home and in the community to ensure the best health outcomes
  • Registration with the NZ Physiotherapy Board and current Annual 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

The Canterbury DHB have an exciting opportunity available in our Adult Community Therapy Service (ACTS)! This integral service supports the Canterbury community in staying well within their own homes. We are looking for an experienced Physiotherapist who is passionate about providing client-centred assessment and intervention within an inter-disciplinary allied health team. You will be an NZ registered Physiotherapist with a current Annual Practising Certificate. This is an exciting opportunity which offers variety as you work within a network of our community teams, as well as Christchurch and Burwood campuses.

This is a permanent, part-time role working 20 hours per week (0.5FTE). Working within a Hub and Spoke model (including the Burwood Hospital and the Princess Margaret Hospital sites), this position will see you working with clients and their support people at home and in the community. Days and hours associated with this position are to be discussed at the interview stages. Travel within Canterbury is required.

The Role: Where you fit in

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

  • Undertaking Physiotherapy assessments and developing and implementing treatment plans, considered within a holistic approach
  • Providing education and resource, where appropriate, to the client and their family/whanau, as well as the wider interdisciplinary team
  • Prioritising, organising and managing a case load while allocating time appropriately
  • Effectively liaising with the inter-disciplinary team to ensure a holistic approach to patient care (e.g. the implementation of rehabilitation programmes)
  • Engaging in service delivery reviews and associated quality improvement initiatives
  • Providing clinical leadership for junior staff, Allied Health assistants and students

Your skills will include the following:

  • Experience working with adults with complex needs including a variety of neurological conditions is advantageous
  • Experience in respiratory is desirable, along with previous experience working in the community
  • The ability to work autonomously as well as build and nurture trusted relationships
  • The ability to establish an early rapport with patients and families, and interact with a wide range of people from varying backgrounds
  • As travel is required, a full NZ driver’s licence is essential
  • Registration with the NZ Physiotherapy Board and current Annual 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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