Registered Physiotherapist - Arohanui Hospice

Registered Physiotherapist

Spiritual Care Coordinator
January 16, 2023

Registered Physiotherapist

  • Anywhere

Arohanui Hospice provides specialist palliative care for patients living with life limiting illnesses and support for their families/whānau; within the Manawatū, Tararua, Horowhenua and Rangīkei/Taihape regions.  Patients, families and whānau are at the centre of everything we do. We are committed to honest, transparent and visible processes that reflect our core values which include, staff and volunteers being our most valuable assets.

We have an exciting opportunity to grow our Allied Health Service and are seeking a registered physiotherapist to join our interdisciplinary team.

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced a permanent part time Registered Physiotherapist (20 hours per week) to provide support for Arohanui Hospice patients’ (inpatient and community) to maximize their potential and enhance their quality of life.

This includes the provision of physiotherapy assessment, treatment and intervention, developing and facilitating relevant symptom management groups, patient and whānau education and Arohanui Hospice Interdiscinplinary (IDT) education.

To invite you to work in collaboration with Arohanui Hospice IDT colleagues to develop and implement holistic and culturally responsive patient centred management, treatment and palliative care plans.

About you:

Our successful applicant will

  • Be a New Zealand Registered Physiotherapist
  • Meet Physiotherapy Board competency requirements
  • Demonstrate competency through a current Annual Practicing certificate
  • Have a Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a health environment and working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Have experience in physiotherapy with older persons, individuals with complex health conditions and / or complicated respiratory diagnoses
  • Have experience in physiotherapy with physical, neurological or age related disabilities
  • Have experience developing, planning and facilitating symptom management groups
  • Have the ability to work in partnership with individuals and whānau to achieve best outcomes
  • Be an exceptional, clear communicator and have advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to work autonomously and part of a team with a readiness to work collaboratively
  • Have the ability to foster and maintain relevant working relationships and networks
  • Be able to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Be able to set own priorities and demonstrate excellent time management
  • Have sensitivity to cultural differences and commitment to Treaty of Waitangi principles
  • Be committed to ongoing personal and professional development
  • Be fully computer and technology literate with practical experience in patient management software and MS Office software
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the understanding of Hospice philosophy
  • Have a clean, unrestricted vehicle driver’s license
  • Be prepared to travel within the region serviced by Arohanui Hospice

What can we offer?

At Arohanui Hospice we are fully committed to proving ongoing professional development opportunities for all staff.  The Allied Clinical and Family Support team highly value ‘team’ and pride themselves on having a fun, friendly and supportive team environment and excellent working conditions.

As this is a new position, it offers an exciting opportunity to develop an innovative Arohanui Hospice Physiotherapy Service, the successful applicant will play a key role in growing and strengthening the Arohanui Hospice Allied Health Team. Be part of developing palliative care support and services to best meet patient and whānau needs now and into the future!

Why join Arohanui Hospice?

If you want to be a part of an organisation who puts people first, has a vision for the future and strives toward excellence in everything they do and if you are passionate about providing quality care for people with life-limiting conditions, contact us.

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Applications close at 5pm on Friday 17th February 2023. Applications should be sent by email with an application form.

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