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Physiotherapist - Haemophilia (VID: 4909)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Therapy Services - Physiotherapy PN
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Temporary/Part-time
Close Date: 29/09/2019
(Scope of Practice – Physiotherapist)
This is an exciting new opportunity for a physiotherapist with a passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy to develop their knowledge and skills. 
If you enjoy working within a multidisciplinary team and the challenge of learning new skills then don’t miss out on this chance.
Regional and National support is available to develop the required skills in haemophilia conditions management.
If having the flexibility of managing a caseload with a blend of face to face and telehealth sounds inviting we welcome your application.
You will be part of a close-knit national network of physiotherapists looking after the musculoskeletal health of the haemophilia population.  You will be working alongside staff of the haematology service. 
This is a 0.1 position (4 hours per week).  There are no set hours.  You decide how best suits you to carry out your duties.
Duties include:
  • Providing health promotion in the Haemophilia population through the treatment of acute bleeds
  • Rehabilitation of existing joint and muscle dysfunction
  • Musculoskeletal health screening through Haemophilia Joint health scores of all severe and moderate haemophilia patients. This will involve some travel to outreach clinics
  • Participation as a member of the NZ haemophilia treaters Group and also the Australia New Zealand Physiotherapy group.

The position is funded by the Haemophilia Society but is based out of MidCentral District Health Board covering Manawatu/Horowhenua up to Taranaki and across to the Hawke’s Bay.

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.

For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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