Wellington

Physiotherapist / Kaikōmiri

Locum

Location: Hutt Hospital

Contract: Fixed-term (0.5 FTE) starting ASAP - June 2021

About the role

In April 2020 the new Te Herenga Tangata team brought Community Allied health, Early Supported Discharge and Community Older Persons and Rehabilitation together into one service.

We are an interdisciplinary team, offering a range of different intervention streams including the following:

  • Early Supported Discharge and Rapid Response to prevent avoidable admissions
  • Comprehensive Geriatric assessment
  • Outcome focused
  • Inter-disciplinary rehabilitation
  • Assessment and appropriate support for people with disabilities, long-term conditions and life limiting illnesses
  • Brief, single discipline interventions where this will effectively meet the needs of clients
  • Consultancy and support to colleagues in the residential care sector, home and community support services, primary care and other community agencies

This position will be fixed-term to June 2021 as we are continuing to develop the service and new opportunities may arise. The caseload for the Physiotherapist in the role will include rehabilitation with people post stroke and with other neurological conditions. There will also be work with older adults with more complex health conditions and, in future, injury related rehabilitation.

Experienced clinicians form a core component of our Community team and are crucial to maintaining a supportive, enthusiastic and professional environment within the team. There would be the expectation of involvement in quality improvement work, both at a team and wider service level.

In return we provide an exciting and dynamic multi-disciplinary team environment, a diverse and rewarding caseload, regular clinical supervision and continuing professional development opportunities.

Skills and experience

As the successful candidate you will be required to be an NZ Registered Physiotherapist with a current APC, driver's licence and have experience in working with acquired health conditions.

You will have excellent communication and time-management skills, enjoy working within a team, and be able to develop positive relationships with a variety of hospital based and primary care professionals.

We are looking to develop a culturally diverse team and strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds with the right skills to consider applying. We will be continuing to develop the way we work with Maori and Pacific people and would value more applicants from these communities.

How to apply

Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'apply now' button. You can also apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website www.healthyjobs.co.nz

Please note: For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

For further information on this role, please email our Recruitment team on recruitment@huttvalleydhb.org.nz and indicate the vacancy number 113858-20 and job title in the subject line.

Job Closes: 11:55 PM, 29 November 2020

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