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Physiotherapist, STAR Ward (VID: 6565)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Therapy Services - Physiotherapy PN
Position Type: Allied Health
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 7/05/2023
Our Organisation
Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions.
With a large hospital campus in Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.
The Opportunity

MidCentral is looking for an experienced physiotherapist to work in Services for Treatment, Assessment and Rehabilitation (STAR) Ward at the Palmerston North Hospital.

This is a permanent, part time position of 28 hours a week.
The STAR Ward is an inpatient rehabilitation ward for people aged 16 years and older. It has a varied caseload from reconditioning the Elderly to rehabilitating adults post stroke, amputations, trauma other neurological conditions. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of geriatricians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, speech-language therapists, clinical psychologist, NASC, nurses and physiotherapy assistants.
We are looking for a physiotherapist who has a broad range of knowledge and experience, is patient and whanau centred, enjoys teamwork, has good time management and advocacy skills.  You would also need to be an excellent communicator both written and oral.
Five years experience is preferable but not essential. A current APC is essential.
Come and join us
Employing over 2500 people, MidCentral offers a supportive work environment that accepts and values all employees.  We actively seek Māori kaimahi into our workforce and provide an environment which delivers our commitment to   equity, diversity, and inclusion.
MidCentral region offers an excellent lifestyle for families with scenic spots for hiking and mountain-biking, great schools and tertiary institutions.  With the mountains, city and sea at your doorstep, you’ll get to taste the best of both worlds – the perfect blend of rural and city living.
• An encouraging learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
• A professional and supportive culture and team setting
• Fulfilling and challenging work with great lifestyle options
• Tailored wellness programmes

We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date.

We strive to be a place where people love to work and learn. We aim to develop a diverse team that reflects the communities that we serve and we welcome people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio-economic situations and accessibility needs.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

MidCentral requires ALL employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the first booster vaccination). We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria. 

Some positions are defined as a Core Children’s worker under the Children’s Act and require full safety checks completed before employment commences.

How to apply
To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.”  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal.
OR contact Maree Loynes Recruitment Specialist (Allied Health)

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