Physiotherapist – Emergency Specialist Services

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 05-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/PC0633144
  • Job Title: Physiotherapist – Emergency Specialist Services
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  • Summary:
  • Fixed-term opportunity for approximately 12 months (40 hours per fortnight)
  • Provide Acute Assessment in our busy Emergency Department
  • NZ registration as a Physiotherapist with Annual Practicing Certificate is essential

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 have a fantastic opportunity for a NZ registered Physiotherapist to join our busy, multi-disciplinary team as an acute assessment physiotherapist working across Emergency Services for a fixed-term period until January 2021. This is a newly established role that requires a physiotherapist to work in collaboration with other skilled clinicians to help support the physiotherapy service in the Emergency Department.

A work day will be a 10 hour shift requiring rostered weekend work. There may be opportunities for additional hours within the physiotherapy department.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • delivering of high-quality physiotherapy assessment and management of patients with diverse and complex conditions in the Emergency Department and Orthopaedic Outpatients
  • facilitating safe and supported discharge plans to prevent hospital admission
  • active participation in research and quality activities to optimise outcomes of patients and to help develop the service in ED
  • provide education to patients, family/whanau, students, staff and the inter-professional team within the Emergency Department.

Your skills will include:

  • the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to think on your feet, use your initiative, and to be able to work flexibly with a varied workload (essential)
  • understanding of complex discharge planning is desirable;
  • acute hospital experience is desirable
  • it is essential that you are a NZ registered Physiotherapist with Annual Practicing Certificate.

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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