Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Based in Te Kuiti, also covering Taumaranui and surrounding areas.
The details: Fixed term, part-time, 0.5 FTE until May 2023.
Are you looking for a role where your passion for patient centred care can make a positive difference to patients? Are you ready to advance your career in falls prevention in a supportive environment?
About the service:
The Physiotherapy service has approximately 90 staff including Physiotherapists, assistants and administrators that work across the large geographical area that is Waikato DHB. We have staff based at Waikato Hospital, our secondary hospital in Thames and our three rural hospitals in Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui and across our many community bases in areas such as Morrinsville, Matamata, Cambridge, and Ngāruawāhia. Our vision is to provide quality physiotherapy care to promote, encourage and enable health, wellbeing and independence for the patients and whānau in the communities we serve. Our mission is to ensure that patients receive excellence of care, that our staff are supported and trained to work and maintain levels of evidence based practice and that our service is equitable, efficient and effective in order to meet the needs of our patients and their whānau. We pride ourselves on being a friendly, supportive team who are keen to grow and develop our staff.
About the role:
An opportunity has arisen for a physiotherapist to join our busy physiotherapy team in Te Kuiti (also covering Taumaranui and surrounding areas). You will work as part of a team providing an efficient and effective service to our clients. This position will include the opportunity to extend your skills with the support and enthusiasm of a small team. Physiotherapists working in rural hospitals provide inpatient, outpatient and community physiotherapy.
This position is ideal for a physiotherapist who is self-motivated, able to work independently at delivering services to patients.
The role requires the successful applicant to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs and to have a genuine passion for working with older adults and their whānau on their health journey.
Required skills & experience:
• NZ Physiotherapy registration and a current annual practicing certificate
• Current valid full New Zealand drivers licence
• The ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of the physiotherapy and wider multi-disciplinary team across a variety of environments
• Excellent communication skills in order to effectively liaise with patients, their whānau and other health care professionals
• Experience providing community based physiotherapy is desirable but not essential
Please click here to view the position description.
The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.
The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Elysia.Koretz@waikatodhb.health.nz
Application closing date: 26 June 2022
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