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Te Whata Ora Southern

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Hourly Pay:

Salary band - $59,035 to $85,992, plus Kiwisaver and on-site employee gym.

Treatment Type:

Community General Podiatry

About the Job

Community Services, Dunedin Hospital

Salary band - $59,035 to $85,992, plus Kiwisaver and on-site employee gym.

  • Permanent vacancies available, various FTE!

  • Competitive salary, discounted health insurance, plus on-site employee gym

  • Join our friendly team during an exciting time of development!

Mō te tūranga - About the role

The Home team offers a seven day a week service from 8am to 8pm. The focus of the service is hospital avoidance and supported discharge working across a range of settings including the community, Emergency Department, Internal Medicine Assessment Unit, and the in-patient wards.

  • Support the early discharge of appropriate patients from Dunedin Public Hospital alongside a multi-disciplinary team

  • Monitor patient recovery and ensure everyone receives appropriate rehabilitation and/or packages of care at the right time to maximise their functional ability and maintain their independence in their own home

  • Provide a responsive community-based service for patients, who (while being medically stable) require urgent assessment and immediate coordination of services to prevent Emergency Department presentations or hospital admission

  • Fantastic opportunity for an Allied Health Professional who is adaptive to change, resourceful, flexible to service needs and future development and has a genuine passion for working in the community

View position description - Podiatrist

Mōu ake - About you:

  • Proven ability to adapt to change and be flexible within the working environment with a desire to create change for the better of our service users

  • Advanced comprehensive clinical assessment and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to direct and delegate to Rehabilitation Assistants.

  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals, both within the in-patient services and in the community setting

  • Recent experience of working with the older adults in acute, rehabilitation or community settings

  • Be a Registered Health Professional with a current APC, a minimum of two years post registration in an appropriate setting and have a full clean NZ driver's licence

Please specify your preferred hours (FTE) per week in your covering letter.

Painga - Benefits:

  • Beautiful coastlines and a family-friendly community

  • Continuous support for career development

  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance

  • Access to staff fitness facilities and banking offers

  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Mō mātou - About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Utu whānui - Salary range

This role belongs to the DHBs/PSA Allied, Public Health and Technical Multi-Employer Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($59,035 p.a) and Step 8 ($85,992 p.a pro rata) of the Degree-based Allied, Public Health and Technical Salary Scale.

Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Sunday, 21 May 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei - Apply now

For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor,

All conversations will be confidential in nature.

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment

  • Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks

  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements
New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

Contact Details

Contact Name(s):

James Boyd

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Date Added: 

26 April 2023 at 3:59:00 am


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