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Persistent Pain Physiotherapist, Advanced role (VID: 5187)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Therapy Services - Physiotherapy PN
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 27/04/2020
(Scope of Practice – Physiotherapist)
This is an exciting new opportunity for a physiotherapist who is passionate about working with people who have persistent pain.   MidCentral Health is seeking a physiotherapist who is experienced in treating this patient population and who would be willing to extend themselves through further study. A physiotherapist who is; innovative, able to find creative solutions to difficult problems,  motivated, always striving for excellence from themselves, from others and for others, a good communicator, able to explain complex ideas in an easy to understand way.
Allied health is key to delivering quality education, care and support to patients who present with chronic or persistent pain.  This is your chance to be at the forefront of this new service at MidCentral - developing clinical pathways and care provision.
The role is full time and permanent. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team supporting the health of the population with persistent pain within the MidCentral district.  The team will work in an integrated way with the Acute Pain team and our General Practice teams to ensure people with persistent pain are managed using evidence-based practice, utilising available services across the continuum of care. The role will be primarily community based with an opportunity for some in-reach work to ensure a smooth transition through the inpatient environment. 

Role includes:
• Developing the service to deliver a new model of care to our community.
• Providing health promotion in the population who have persistent pain.
• Providing a liaison service for inpatient physiotherapists to enable continuity of care.
• Education of hospital and community staff to facilitate a better understanding of persistent pain.

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 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 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:
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Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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