Clinical Respiratory Physiologist

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

Clinical Respiratory Physiologist to cover Parental leave – Full Time, Fixed Term

As a Clinical Respiratory Physiologist based at Christchurch Hospital you will enjoy exceptional collegial support whilst working in a leading Respiratory Department. We require a full time Clinical Respiratory Physiologist to cover parental leave for up to one year from mid-October 2018. 

The Pulmonary Function Laboratory team comprises of 9 scientists, 3 administrative staff and supportive medical and operational management. We offer a comprehensive diagnostic service which has been accredited by the TSANZ and we offer quality oversight support for community spirometry. In addition we are active in clinical research and we provide spirometry certification training courses for health professionals within New Zealand.

The Canterbury Respiratory Service conducts world class respiratory research, and has innovative multi-disciplined approach that provides a truly integrated service. The Canterbury District Health Board provides secondary level care for patients with respiratory disorders on an inpatient, outpatient and domiciliary basis throughout the region. Christchurch Hospital also acts as the tertiary referral centre for the northern half of the South Island. In addition to the Pulmonary Function Laboratory team and our 12 Respiratory Physicians we have an integrated sleep service, integrated respiratory nursing service (for chronic conditions) and a community spirometry service.

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! 

Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: 234571

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Monday, 24 September 2018