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Seating and Wheelchair Therapist (Adult Community Therapy Service)

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

  • Permanent part-time (25 hours a week)
  • NZ Level 1 Wheeled Mobility and Postural Management accreditation (WMPM 1 is essential and WMPM 2 is preferred)
  • MRSA clearance and full driver's licence with the ability to drive a manual car

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Working within a Hub and Spoke model (this includes the Burwood Hospital and the Princess Margaret Hospital sites), the Adult Community Therapy Service (ACTS) delivers allied health services to adults in our community. We are looking for an experienced Seating and Wheelchair Therapist who is passionate about providing client centred complex wheelchair and seating solutions within an inter-disciplinary Allied Health team. You will be an experienced and registered Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.

The Role: Where you fit in

You will have experience working with adults with complex needs including a variety of neurological conditions. Your excellent skills working within teams and maintaining relationships with service providers in the community will be put to good use. You will bring excellent assessment, technical and problem solving skills as well as an understanding of the 24 hour postural needs for this client group. This is a busy role where you are guaranteed a varied case load to manage and that will see you enjoy working with clients and their support people at home and in the community. Hours of work would be discussed with the Manager at interview stages.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

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Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!

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