Advanced Professional – Respiratory Physiotherapist

  • Permanent full time [40 hours per week] Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapy role working in Respiratory Outpatients
  • NZ Registration as a Physiotherapist with current Annual Practicing Certificate is essential
  • Minimum of 5 years with clinical experience is essential

Mō te tūnga - About the Role

The Physiotherapy team at Christchurch Hospital is looking for an Advanced Professional Respiratory Physiotherapist to provide physiotherapeutic assessment and management to patients with complex respiratory conditions across outpatient services.

This role will assist in developing the clinical capability of others and will provide clinical and/or professional supervision to staff and students.

Ko wai koe | About You

You will provide safe and clinically effective patient assessment and intervention with demonstration of advanced respiratory knowledge and skills to manage complex presentations. With strong leadership and communication skills you will inspire and influence others to embrace change and be someone that people want to work with and for.

You will be involved in quality improvement activities and creating and/or actively implementing evidenced based practice. As part of the Cardiorespiratory and Surgical Cluster, you will be a great team member and willing to support the cluster to maintain service delivery as required.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years clinical experience including 2 years working in respiratory
  • Broad clinical experience working in a hospital setting (desirable)
  • Good understanding of the principles of adult education
  • Experience in teaching/supervisor, training and development of staff
  • An ability to lead and contribute to interdisciplinary service development
  • Knowledge of quality improvement principles and processes
  • An ability to work unsupervised
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and written
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • NZ Registration as a Physiotherapist with current Annual Practicing Certificate is essential

Mō mātou | About Us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Whatu Ora [Health New Zealand]

When you work at the Te Whatu Ora, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted, therefore apply directly on our career site here

Applications will be progressed as they apply

For additional information about this role please contact Jenny Bailey, Recruitment Partner on

We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at Health New Zealand, there could be a place for you!

Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within Health New Zealand.

Applications will be progressed as they apply

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.


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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: PC2333319R2

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now!