Speech-Language Therapist

24 Nov

Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand

  • Full-time, fixed-term position
  • 1.0FTE (80hours/fortnight)
  • Fixed term until 09.02.2023 (parental leave cover)
  • Experienced and recent graduates welcome to apply

Come to Southern NZ…This could be the change you have been looking for!

About us

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

About the team

We are a team with an enviable mix of skill, knowledge and clinical experience, committed to delivering a high standard of service to our patients.

About the opportunities

This is a unique opportunity to work and live in Southern NZ while one of our team heads off on parental leave.

You will be based in our speech-language therapy department at Dunedin Hospital with our supportive and dynamic team of therapists. It would be an advantage if you have experience working with head and neck cancer, tracheostomy, ICU/HDU, videofluoroscopy and FEES, but not essential.

This small but dynamic team is going through a transitional period so if you are interested in becoming an SLT at Dunedin Hospital we would welcome your application to discuss current and future opportunities

About you

Ideally, you will bring to us 3-5 years’ experience, but recent graduates are also encouraged to apply. This is a role for someone with enthusiasm for Speech-language Therapy who can manage their caseload while supporting the growth of other therapists. We are ideally looking for an experienced Speech-language Therapist who enjoys working with an established team, has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and is driven and proactive in their ongoing development of advanced skills. You will have a degree in Speech-language Therapy and hold an Annual Practising Certificate with the New Zealand Speech-language Therapy Association.

Why Dunedin?

Now to the city itself, Dunedin offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. Add to this the close proximity to some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday destinations (think Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sound to name but a few!) you can go from seaside to ski-slopes in a matter of hours.

Sounds too good to be true? Rest assured, you can have it all here. Why not come see for yourself!

View position description

Closing date: Sunday, 12 December 2021.

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.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate. Phone (03) 214 5770 or email: Theonette.Ramsden@southerndhb.govt.nz

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

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 as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to be fully vaccinated, as required by the order, by 1 January 2022.

To apply

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