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Community Respiratory Physiotherapist (VID: 6075)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 14/08/2022
To comply with the current Health Order MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
MidCentral DHB is growing community-based services and a key role is this community based respiratory position. This opportunity is for a physiotherapist looking to specialise in respiratory. 
If you are motivated, enthusiastic, not afraid of a challenge and want to make a difference in people’s lives, then you may be who we are looking for. This could be your dream job, there is the opportunity to shape this service how you want it to be.
The position is running a community respiratory programme for people with chronic breathing conditions.  You will be working one on one with patients in their own home, setting goals so that they can manage their condition long term.  Using a combination of exercise, education, breathing techniques and equipment provision to help keep them active and out of hospital.  Linking with community groups to enable ongoing exercise.  Liaising with primary and secondary care health care to ensure continuity of care and early intervention when required.
To be successful in this role you will need to be:
  • Transformational and able to deliver innovative care to service users
  • Flexible in how you practice in changing times
  • Able to quickly build credibility and relationships across the connected system 
  • Organised, able to juggle competing demands and deliver effectively in a busy environment
If you have these attributes and enjoy a challenging and dynamic work environment with an exciting future for the Health Services of NZ, then we look forward to hearing from you.
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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