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Physiotherapist - Emergency Specialist Services

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

Our Purpose: What We're Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We're world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we're always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we're all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

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

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we're putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity's All About

We have a fantastic new opportunity for a NZ Registered Physiotherapist to join our busy, multi-disciplinary team as a primary contact Physiotherapist working across the Emergency Services and inpatient musculoskeletal cluster. This is a newly established role that requires an experienced Physiotherapist to work in collaboration with other skilled clinicians to help develop and lead a primary contact physiotherapy role in the Emergency Department (ED).

This role will be a primary contact role and will be a 10 hour shift (0.5 fte) requiring rostered weekend work.

You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality physiotherapy assessment and management of patients with diverse and complex conditions in the Emergency Department and Orthopaedic outpatients, as well as assisting and managing available resource within the musculoskeletal inpatient cluster which covers orthopaedics, burns and plastics and ENT.

You will need to think on your feet and use your initiative to be able to work flexibly with a varied workload. You will be a clinical resources person, providing specialist guidance and advice and education to patients, family/whanau, students, staff and the inter professional team within the Emergency Department and wider musculoskeletal inpatient cluster.

This role will require active promotion and coordination of research and quality activities as a key component to optimise outcomes of patients and to help develop the primary contact role in ED.

You will have excellent time management and organisation skills and be able to work under pressure. You will have initiative, flexibility and will enjoy being challenged.

Belonging Here: Becoming Part of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you'll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn't a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn't for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

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

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