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Masterton, New Zealand

Reference: 5939612

If you are an experienced Speech-language Therapist looking to continue your career in health in a place where you can make a difference to your community, and you are looking for a great lifestyle, come and live in the Wairarapa!

We are looking for an enthusiastic, NZSTA registered Speech-language Therapist with solid experience across adult and paediatric general health settings to join our speech-language therapy and allied health team based at Wairarapa Hospital, Masterton. We need a clinician with flexibility and enthusiasm, who thrives in a team environment, and is focused on delivering the best possible clinical care for clients.

If you have a passion for working with clients to maximise communication and assess / manage swallow impairments across a range of clinical areas (acute medical, rehabilitation and paediatrics) in a secondary hospital setting this is the role you have been waiting for. Our speech-language therapy team is a small, dynamic team that is well supported by the allied health and multidisciplinary teams and has close links with regional and national SLT networks. The Speech-language Therapist is an integral part of multidisciplinary team function and in this role you will be working closely with the clinical team to assess and manage acute presentations and longstanding impairments, contribute to discharge planning and provide ongoing intervention to support people to remain as functional as possible in their homes and communities.

This is a full time, permanent position, working 80 hours / fortnight.

For more information please contact Max Goodall, Allied Health Manager, on 027 675 5932.

Vacancy Ref # 5939612

Closing date: 30th May 2022

To apply for this role, please visit where you can also obtain a copy of the job description for this role.

The DHB requires all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses). We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Applications Close: 30 May 2022

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