Clinical Leader, Physiotherapy – Care of the Elderly


  • Leadership role within Physiotherapy
  • Full time permanent position (40hrs per week, Monday - Friday)
  • Registration with the NZ Physiotherapy Board and an Annual Practicing Certificate is essential
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years clinical experience, ideally working within General Medicine

Mō te tūnga - About the Role

Here at Christchurch Hospital we are looking for an experienced Physiotherapist to join the leadership team to provide professional expertise and guidance across General Medicine.  This role is scope as “Expert” on the South Island Career Framework.

The Allied Health Clinical Leader, Physiotherapy will:

  • Enhance and develop physiotherapy clinical knowledge when working with the elderly across an acute hospital setting  
  • Maintain advanced clinical, cultural and professional standards and competencies across general medicine
  • Evaluate clinical practice through reflection, audit and outcome measures to continually improve the physiotherapy service to patients and whanau
  • Assist the Clinical Manager in leading service planning and delivery and workforce management

Ko wai koe | About You

We’re looking for someone who is self-motivated and has an awareness on how research and innovation can improve clinical practice. You will be resilient to change and can work well with an unpredictable workload and also bring inspiring and motivational leadership to the team. 

Strong communication and a professional demeanour are essential to this role to ensure you collaborate with our teams to develop the clinical capacity of others.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience

  • Interest and skills in adult education
  • Completion of core rotation programme or equivalent is desirable
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • High degree of effective communication and interaction skills at all levels
  • Demonstrated constructive problem solving, negotiation and advocacy skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Understanding of the requirement for patient confidentiality
  • A working understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • A commitment to working with culturally and linguistically diverse persons

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

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: PC2137548r3

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now!