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Physiotherapist / Kaikōmiri - Advancing Wellness at Home Initiative (Stroke ESD)

Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua
Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora - Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location: Kenepuru Hospital

Service:    Advancing Wellness at Home Initiative (ESD)

Contract:  PSA Allied, Public Health Scientific and Technical 

Salary:  Step 3 - 8 on PSA Collective Agreement

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

The Advancing Wellness at Home Initiative (AWHI) has an exciting opportunity for a Physiotherapist to join our Early Supported Discharge service for Stroke. This role is community based with some in-reach into Kenepuru Hospital to identify patients that will benefit from our service. Day to day you will be supporting patients in their own homes to meet their rehabilitation goals. This will involve a variety of Physiotherapy skills but also working in an interprofessional practice model which means you will complete rehabilitation interventions that may traditionally sit with other disciplines. With training you will be supported to develop your clinical reasoning and be able to tailor your assessments & develop a holistic treatment plan with your patient. The in-reach component of the role involves attending ward multidisciplinary team meetings, supporting with discharge planning and meeting patients on the ward to help them establish goals that they wish to work on at home. 

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About our team

The AWHI Team is split geographically into North & South teams with the North team based at Kenepuru Hospital and the South Team based at Ewart Building, Wellington Hospital. Each team is then split into two streams which are Stroke & Medical/Health of the Older Person. This role will initially be based in Kenepuru hospital however team members often flex across streams and sites to support each other with workloads. You will be joining a friendly, fun and enthusiastic team from a mix of professional groups. Our team currently includes Registered Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speach Language Therapists, Social Workers and Allied Health Assistants.  We offer on-going professional development opportunities including inter-professional practice training, professional support, profession specific training though the relevant professional leaders and clinical supervision. Cultural professional supervision is available from Māori and Pacific Health teams. Our team is continuing to grow and there will be opportunties to innovate and develop the service. 

Moū - About you

We are looking for a Physiotherapist who is interested in expanding their skill set to working in an interprofessional role whilst sharing their knowledge and skills with the team. You will have current registration/APC and recent clinical experience working with people under stroke/neurology or community rehabilitation specialties. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years - experience and will hold a current driver - s license suitable for use in NZ. You will be able to demonstrate ability to build rapport with patient and whānau from all backgrounds and have a clear understanding of the health needs of our Māori and Pacific Island communities. You will have a flexible approach to working in a high turnover, fast paced environment and have an understanding of interprofessional practice. If you are passionate about being the best you can be, thrive on working in a team setting and are ready to expand your practice further then we - d love to hear from you. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the right skills and experience who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori and Pacific Peoples communities.

E pā ana ki a tatou - About us

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast

Hutt Valley

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed


Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua