New funding has allowed the Department of Respiratory Medicine to grow the physiotherapy service to outpatient and community based respiratory patients. This exciting new position offers an experienced Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapist the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge and contribute to the established research culture within the Respiratory outpatient service. Post-graduate education is actively encouraged and supported.
You will be part of an interdisciplinary team who primarily provide respiratory care to youth and adults with respiratory conditions including COPD, asthma and bronchiectasis, as well as people with co-existing neuro-muscular conditions. Opportunities also exist to work in the interdisciplinary post-COVID clinic. These physiotherapy services are provided through pulmonary rehabilitation, disordered breathing clinics, bronchiectasis and interdisciplinary clinics across multiple sites, including the community within the Counties Manukau Health catchment area.
These innovative teams work to provide better, sooner and more convenient care for our patients with respiratory conditions, while supporting other cardio-respiratory physiotherapy services. Our team includes a section head physiotherapist, nurse manager, physiotherapists including physiotherapy advanced clinicians, respiratory nurses, respiratory consultants and physiotherapy assistants. The wider team includes other care providers including community stakeholders, non-profit organisations and tertiary care providers.
To be successful in this role, you will need to have ideally a minimum 12 months of cardio-respiratory experience, excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships with patients and their whānau/families, and the other members of the health team.