Physiotherapist – New Zealand Artificial Limb Service – Wellington

The vision of the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS) is ‘independent and productive lives for amputees’.  We are a Crown Entity that provides prosthetic and rehabilitation services to amputees in New Zealand.

With the amputee at the centre of everything we do, NZALS’ has a new strategy that will see a significant evolution in services to amputees. This position will contribute to this strategy by providing a seamless service for the patient from pre-amputation (where possible) through to return of function with a prosthesis.  This role will also have a significant focus on collaborating with other rehabilitation service providers to ensure a world class service delivery is provided to all amputees.

We are looking for a Physiotherapist who has the personal presence, manner and skill to articulate with surgeons, para-medical staff and Prosthetists as well as a wide socio-economic range of amputees, on all aspects of the post amputation care of the stump(s) through to the fitting and use of artificial limbs(s).  You will attend the medical specialist’s clinics by obtaining and relaying information pertinent to the primary amputees’ care, and being involved in team decisions regarding on-going patient management issues.

The ideal candidate will have the following skill set, (linked to the themes of our 2020 strategic plan):

Service – proven experience in the delivery of high quality prosthetic care and services to patients and customers.  Plus, they will have strong and active relationship with DHB’s and other service providers to improve the coordination of amputee care.

Expert Workforce – be registered with by the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand a hold a full and current annual practicing certificate.   Have a keen interest in prosthetics and rehabilitation in order to deliver an amputee-centred service.

R&D/Technology – A history of embracing technology and research to improve the patient or customer experience and outcomes, and to improve processes to gain operational efficiencies.

Equity – providing patient’s with access to technology and service based on need.

This role is based in the Wellington Artificial Limb Centre and reports directly into the Centre Manager.  It is a part time role for eight hours per week to be worked on two days per week.  There will also be opportunities for extra hours to provide cover for the existing physiotherapist.

This is a fantastic opportunity to provide prosthetic and rehabilitation services to amputees in New Zealand.

In order to apply for this role, please email a cover letter and your CV to careers@nzals.govt.nz.   Applications close Friday 05 February 2016.

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