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Physiotherapist - Musculoskeletal, Christchurch Hospital

Canterbury District Health Board
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Canterbury - Christchurch
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

About us

Working for the Canterbury District Health Board - working for the community. At its core, our vision is dependent on achieving a truly collaborative, 'whole of system' approach where everyone in the health system works together to do the right thing for the patient and the right thing for the system and our community as a whole.

About Christchurch

The Canterbury region boasts some of the best outdoor setting activities New Zealand has to offer. With beautiful parks and walks right on your doorstep and multiple ski fields within a few hours of the city centre there is never a dull moment here! Our city is in a phase of urban regeneration with creativity and innovation plain to see with amazing street art and a booming hospitality scene. Christchurch has everything a big city has to offer without the traffic! Not convinced yet? Visit to see what else we have going on down here.

About the role

At Christchurch Hospital we're looking for an experienced Physiotherapist to join our inpatient team, as part of the Musculoskeletal Cluster, on a permanent, full-time basis (40 hrs per week).

In this role you will help lead the inpatient physiotherapy service delivery across Orthopaedics, Burns and Plastics and ENT. You will work alongside other rotational and non-rotational staff, as well as supervising final year physiotherapy students. Your day to day clinical area will require you to work closely alongside the medical and nursing teams to support service delivery across the Emergency Department, Orthopaedic, Burns and Plastics and Ear Nose Throat services, as demand requires.

Skills and experience

Working within a multidisciplinary team and interacting with a wide range of people from varying backgrounds, you will have the opportunity to put to use your excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will be actively involved in the education and training for our staff and students and will need to be enthusiastic and confident in sharing your knowledge across your discipline.

Registration with the NZ Physiotherapy Board and an Annual Practicing Certificate is essential and preferably you'll have demonstrated specialty area experience and professional development.

Our culture

  • Care and respect for others. Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata
  • Integrity in all we do. Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono
  • Responsibility for outcomes. Te Takohanga i ngā hua


  • Something For You is an employee benefits programme available to all staff of the CDHB. CDHB staff are entitled to preferential rates at a wide selection of partners either on a permanent basis or at exclusive events throughout the year. For both the things you need and the things you just want, as a CDHB employee you will be sure to enjoy being able to choose a little Something For You
  • We help you to construct your Professional Development Pathway out of the components that are best for you, resulting in better patient outcomes

How to apply

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Hayley Buick, Recruitment Specialist - Allied Health, Phone: (03) 3377961 or email

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at to complete an application.

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