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Allied Health Assistant – Home & REACH Teams

Allied Health Assistant - Home and REACH Teams

Southland Hospital

  • Permanent, part-time (0.8 FTE), 32 hours per week
  • Make a difference in the lives and wellbeing of our wider community!

About us

We are on the lookout for a compassionate and patient person to join and support our two community-integrated teams. The first being the REACH team, whose focus is on providing intensive Community Rehabilitation to people within their own home to help restore people back to independence. The second being the Home team, whose main focus is hospital avoidance for clients and supported discharge across a range of settings including the community, Emergency Department and the in-patient wards.

About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity for rehabilitation assistants who are interested in working as part of an inter-professional team. Within this position, you will support the early discharge of appropriate patients from Southland Hospital. You will work under the direction and delegation of a registered health professional to provide services in the patient's home.

About you

You will be experienced in the field of rehabilitation and will have a natural empathy for the older population. You will have a sense of humour and innate ability to motivate others that will provide a positive impact for our patients and clients.

In order to be successful in this role, you will also need to demonstrate the following:

  • Have previous knowledge/experience of rehabilitation exercises, including a knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Ability to work autonomously and have an appropriate level of fitness
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including a high level of verbal and written skills
  • Clean and full, class one driver's licence
  • Highly adaptable and flexible to change

You will also be required to participate in the rotating roster and weekend service.

Why Southern?

Invercargill gives you everything you'd want from a city hospital, with a modern work environment, interesting work and a range of specialties, but there's a small hospital with collegial feel to it. You'll be on first-name terms with all the staff, including the doctors.Invercargill is a lovely city for families, with affordable housing and excellent education and adventure opportunities. Surrounded by beautiful scenery many of New Zealand's major tourist destinations, (ski fields, national parks, vineyards) and hidden treasures are on Southlands doorstep. Life is easy without a major commute. And you'll get free onsite parking. Check out: https://southlandnz.com/invercargill.

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Closing date: Sunday, 19 March 2022.

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

For further information please contact Emily Atkinson, Recruitment Advisor - Planning, Funding and Population/Public Health Directorate, email: emily.atkinson@southerndhb.govt.nz, or call (03) 470 9176

Pre-employment checks

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

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job-invite/14264/