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

Various part-time, full-time, permanent and fixed-term opportunities to join an experienced physiotherapy team, as well as an exciting opportunity to step into a leadership role within our Musculoskeletal team!

Opportunities to work across various specialties, including orthopaedics, the orthopaedic trauma unit, burns and plastics and emergency!

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 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

About the role

Christchurch Hospital is a busy, acute hospital with a large team of enthusiastic physiotherapists. Our Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Team works with patients across clinical specialties in Acute Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Trauma, Burns and Plastics, ENT, ED, Orthopaedic Outpatients and Hand Therapy Outpatients.

We have various opportunities for NZ Registered Physiotherapists to deliver services across our Musculoskeletal Cluster, working alongside rotational and non-rotational staff. We also have an opportunity for an Allied Health Team Leader to coordinate and provide leadership to our Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy team. This is a permanent, full-time opportunity available from approximately June 2020 to develop your existing leadership skills in a health system undergoing rapid transformation.

Regular professional development opportunities is supported. Annual Practicing Certification (APC) is reimbursed, as is a large contribution towards PNZ membership. You must have current Registration with the New Zealand Physiotherapy Board along with a current APC.

As there are various opportunities available, please clearly outline in your cover letter whether you would like to be considered for permanent/fixed-term, part-time/full-time, and/or the Allied Health Team Leader position.

Position description for the Team Leader vacancy is available upon request.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Undertaking expert assessments, completing appropriate interventions and providing advice or referring to other services
  • Supervising and mentoring rotational staff and final year physiotherapy students

Allied Health Team Leader additional responsibilities:

  • The daily coordination and operational management of both rotational and non-rotational staff
  • Ensuring that professional development and supervisory needs of the team are met
  • Supporting and directing the Physiotherapy Service on Christchurch Hospital Campus alongside the Clinical Manager and the Leadership team

Your skills will include the following:

  • Experience in the acute orthopaedic setting (respiratory and/or spinal injury skills are advantageous)
  • Enthusiastic and confident in sharing your knowledge across your discipline
  • Registration with the NZ Physiotherapy Board and an Annual Practicing Certificate is essential
  • Previous experience in a leadership role is preferred for the Allied Health Team Leader vacancy

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
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.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here.

Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted. Contact us on for additional information.

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