Speech Language Therapist

20 Sep

Dunedin Hospital


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Speech-Language Therapist to join us here in beautiful Dunedin at our hospital as a part of our very supportive and friendly team.

The beautiful South Island of New Zealand with skiing on the Southern Alps, stunning surf beaches, hiking and forest adventures at the doorstep. A thriving arts and music scene, chilly winters, and temperate summers. Dunedin is a well-kept secret and might be just what you are looking for! Come and join us here in this great little city, we would love to have you as a part of our Speech-Language Therapy team.

About the team

Our Speech-Language Therapy team are close knit and supportive with a mix of skills and experience. We are excited about innovative practice and strive to provide an equitable and evidence-based service for our clients and their Whānau. Our team is in the midst of learning FEES procedure as well as BISSkit, so if these are skills that you would like to acquire this is a great opportunity. There are professional development opportunities both in house and the potential to study in your own personal areas of interest as a part of your work here.

Mō te tūranga – About the role

There is more than one position available, with the chance to either become a permanent member of our tight-knit unit or join our team on a fixed-term basis in a position which offers a unique taster of working and living in Southern NZ.

You will be based in our Speech-Language Therapy department at either at Dunedin Public Hospital or Waikari Hospital with our supportive and dynamic team of therapists. The Wakari role will be a mixed community role and working within the rehab team of Puawai a post head injury unit. You will have the opportunity to cover older person’s health rehabilitation, acute medical, respiratory, and surgical wards. It would be an advantage if you have experience working with head and neck cancer, tracheostomy, ICU/HDU, videofluoroscopy and FEES, but not essential.

Mōu ake – About you

Ideally you will bring to us at least two to three years’ clinical experience to this position. This is a role for someone with energy and enthusiasm for Speech Language Therapy who can manage their caseload while supporting the growth of other therapists. We are looking for a 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 or Masters in Speech-language Therapy and hold an Annual Practising Certificate with the New Zealand Speech-language Therapy Association.

Mō mātou – About us

Te Whatu Ora – Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Utu whānui – Salary range

Salary band – $59,035 to $85,992 p.a. pro rata, plus Kiwisaver

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Rā mōnehu – Closing date: Sunday, 16 October 2022.

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

Tono ināianei – Apply now

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

For further information please contact James Boyd, Recruitment Advisor, all conversations will be confidential in nature james.boyd@southerndhb.govt.nz

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand – Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

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 Te Whatu Ora Southern 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/