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Therapy Assistant - Burwood Hospital

Canterbury District Health Board
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Canterbury - Christchurch
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Ongoing - Part Time
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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

One permanent, part-time (0.8 FTE) Physiotherapy Assistant 32 hours per week worked over five days.

We have an opportunity for a Physiotherapy Assistant to join us at Burwood Hospital as part of our wider Older Person's Health and Rehabilitation Service. This role will be based in the stroke unit where you will work closely with a team of three Physiotherapists and be part of a wider multidisciplinary team.

You will bring a strong desire to be part of a team and an eagerness to be your best and be dedicated to continued learning and striving for the best patient outcomes. Strong communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to follow direction are essential to your success as you assist your Physiotherapist colleagues in delivering treatment in a rehabilitation hospital environment. You will also have good basic computer skills. Previous experience in health is essential.

Applicants who do not hold the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) Health Assistance Strand from Careerforce will be required to enroll in this course if successful in being appointed

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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