Peke Waihanga - Artificial Limb Service
Bay of Plenty
Hours per Week:
Part-time or full-time
About the Job
Peke Waihanga is seeking a Podiatrist to join our Bay of Plenty Orthotic Service. We are open to this being a part- or full-time role – days and hours of work are negotiable.
Peke Waihanga’s vision is ‘independent lives for the people we care for’. As well as being the country’s largest provider of prosthetics, our orthotic service is growing nationally. Our interdisciplinary teams have a significant focus on rehabilitation and provide a ‘wrap around service’, working collaboratively with other health providers to achieve the best outcomes for our patients.
We are looking for a motivated, skilled and experienced podiatrist who a passion for putting patients’ best interests at the forefront of their work. We are seeking a clinician who has excellent problem-solving skills and enjoys working with a range of patients including trauma related and diabetes/vascular. You will need to be open to change, new technologies, treatments and methods of improving patient outcomes.
The ideal candidate will be a confident communicator who is able to develop strong and genuine relationships with patients and other health professionals. You will need to have a true understanding of the value of the interdisciplinary team, and experience working in this environment.
Some of the Podiatrist’s responsibilities will be:
To undertake assessments of patients to clearly identify their needs and aspirations
Empower and consult with your patients to clearly understand their individual goals and how they relate to their self-management and / or rehabilitation plan and lifestyle needs
Actively participate in Internal and external patient clinics and multidisciplinary team meetings to appropriately prescribe orthotic devices foot care and contribute to your patient’s self-management / rehabilitation plan
To develop, support and/or deliver the most appropriate intervention(s) in conjunction with a multi-disciplinary team including external allied professionals
To work collaboratively with the Orthotist/Prosthetist/Nurse/Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist to make timely and appropriate referrals to provide coordinated and integrated services to patients
Prescribe orthotic device foot care and podiatry services, including patient education to enable patients to achieve their individual goals
Champion your patient’s maximum orthotic usage by proactively modifying, adjusting and repairing their device and integrating your individual service into the wider multidisciplinary team
Support your patients need for services closer to home by attending and promoting regional clinics
Ensure clinical service decisions, (including orthotic prescription foot care) are supported by appropriate and timely clinical notes, evidence-based assessment tools, applications and plans which are all clearly documented in our patient management system
This podiatrist will work alongside a dedicated multidisciplinary team who are committed to providing a world class service.
Service – to prescribe orthotic device footcare to enable patients to achieve their individual goals. Actively participate in patient clinics and multidisciplinary team meetings to appropriately prescribe orthotic footcare and contribute to your patient’s self-management and/or rehabilitation plan.
Expert Workforce – the successful candidate will have a degree in podiatry or equivalent, be registered with the Podiatrist Board of New Zealand and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate. Candidates are also required to be experienced in podiatry / orthotic device footcare.
R&D/Technology – you will have a passion for embracing technology and research to improve the patient experience and outcomes for patients; and a strong desire to continually improve processes and standards to gain operational efficiencies.
Equity – a desire to provide patients with access to technology and service based on need.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking and progressive organisation! Peke Waihanga offers a flexible and supportive working environment, and as such can be flexible with regards to days and hours of work for this role.
Our other benefits include flexible work hours, 23 days leave per year, free health checks and flu vaccinations, health insurance discounts, up to 4% employer KiwiSaver contribution and professional development opportunities.
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Applications close 22 March 2023
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Job Start Date:
7 March 2023 at 10:14:00 pm