Occupational Therapy - Pain Management


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

The Pain Management Centre is a specialist service based at Burwood Hospital that was established to assist patients coping with persistent and chronic pain. We’re a tight-knit interdisciplinary team focussing on patient education and autonomy in the management of chronic pain.  

You will work with a large interdisciplinary team of doctors, Clinical Psychologists, Physios and Social workers to complete Comprehensive Pain Assessments and work through individual plans. We also offer group services so being a flexible, inquisitive team player is a must.

Our success relies on delivering consistent messages about the multifactorial nature of chronic pain and enabling reengagement in life and productive activity.

This is a permanent part time position working 20 hours per week (0.5 FTE). The specific arrangement of these hours can be discussed at interview.

You’ll be registered with the OTBNZ and have an interest in biomechanical and cognitive models of care. While experience in Pain Management would be ideal, we’re keen to hear from anyone with a willingness to learn. Experience of group work and/or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy would again be an advantage but not essential.

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

Email: Hayley.Buick@cdhb.health.nz

Phone: 03 3377961

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

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 233920

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Monday, 24 September 2018