Physiotherapist - Falls Prevention Coordinator (In-Home)


  • Fixed-term part-time position (0.2 FTE / 8 hours a week) until September 2019
  • Support the regional In-Home Falls Prevention Programme
  • Work with older people and make a difference to their lives

About the role

The Nelson Marlborough Falls Alliance has invested in falls for a number of years and has a successful partnership with Nelson Bays and Kimi Hauora Primary Health Organisations, Nelson Marlborough Health, Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and St John Ambulance Service. This partnership aims to develop a whole of system approach to Falls Prevention, that is consumer centric / co-designed and with increasing engagement of wider stakeholders.

The aim of this position is to jointly support the on-going development and delivery of a regional In-Home Falls Prevention Programme for older people, with complex needs, who are unable to participate in community falls prevention programmes. The role will support the delivery of a strength and balance exercises, based on the Otago Exercise Programme (OEP), supported and implemented by kaiawhina workforce.

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About you

You will be a fully qualified and registered physiotherapist. You will bring substantial experience to this role and have a passion and interest in working with the elderly and in-home care. You will need to be a strong communicator and confident practitioner with a patient centred approach. This role may work well for you if you are thinking of decreasing your hours, or potentially to supplement your other work.

What you can expect from us

This role offers a real opportunity to engage with older people and provide them with advice and support that will make an immediate and very real difference to their lives. We have a collegial and supportive team and as we are the biggest employer in the region there is endless room for growth.

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main funder and provider of health services in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions. Our vision is that all people live well, get well, stay well. Kaiao te tini, ka ora te mano, ka noho ora te nuinga. We service a population of around 145,000 from two main sites, Nelson and Blenheim at the top of the South Island.

How to apply

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please click apply and fill in our online application form https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz/Job

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274. Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Nicola Westend, Team Leader Physio, nicola.westend@nmdhb.govt.nz.

Ref: W18-220

Applications close: Sunday 6 January 2018, unless filled prior

Fixed Term/Temporary/Part Time

Job no: W18-220

Location: Blenheim

Closing Date: Sunday 6 December, unless filled prior