Clinical Manager - Physiotherapy

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

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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 are seeking applications from qualified and experienced physiotherapy professionals for the Physiotherapy Clinical Manager position based at the Christchurch Campus.

As the Clinical Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the Department provides a complete suite of Physiotherapy services to both Inpatient and Outpatients as well as Clinical settings and guide the teams to excel in their roles.

In this role, you will be working with Team Leaders from Specialist clusters including Plastics, Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, ED and ENT to ensure services are provided consistent with Best Practice. You will enjoy the opportunity to be involved with the development and maintenance of Clinical provision, policies and procedures and contribute at an Interdisciplinary level across Allied Health, Medical and Nursing Services. You will be implementing and ensuring compliance to the standards of the organisation and have the responsibility for the departments budgeting and FTE requirements. You will also play a major role in directing the strategic direction of the Physiotherapy department at the Christchurch Combined Campus and link this to the overall Allied Health Strategic direction.

This diverse role will see you developing and promoting the Physiotherapy Department in an acute setting and demonstrating competence in the management of staff and resources. You will be committed to promote teamwork and facilitate open communication with staff. You will have qualifications and/or experience in business management, preferably in the health sector.

You will have current Registration with the New Zealand Physiotherapy Board, along with a current Annual Practising Certificate. This is a full time permanent position leading our Physiotherapy Service. You will be well supported by the broader Allied Health Clinical Managers and Director of Allied Health at the Christchurch Campus.

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.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact


Phone: 03 3377961

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

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 235143

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Monday, 10 December 2018