Physiotherapist – Christchurch Hospital

  • Permanent full time, part time opportunities
  • Working within the Medical Specialities and Neurosciences Team at Christchurch Hospital
  • Specialty areas include neurosurgery/neurology and oncology/haematology, gastroenterology
  • Registration with the NZ Physiotherapy Board and an Annual Practicing Certificate is essential

Mō te tūnga - About the Role

Here at Christchurch Hospital we are looking for an experienced Physiotherapist to join our Medical Specialties and Neurosciences team working across the Neurosurgery/Neurology, Oncology/Haematology and Gastroenterology, and/or General Medicine.

Our wider team work collaboratively together to assess and manage a wide range of presentations across the specialities of Acute Assessment, Acute Stroke, Vascular, Cardiology and Nephrology.

You will be actively involved in the education and training of 4th year undergraduate students and our junior rotational staff. You will need to be enthusiastic and confident in your clinical practice and have a collaborative communication style.  

You will be required to be contribute to the weekend and on-call rosters.

Please note in your cover letter your area of interest.

Ko wai koe | About You

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking expert assessments, completing appropriate interventions and providing advice or referring to other services;
  • Supervising and mentoring rotational staff and final year physiotherapy students;
  • Helping to facilitate service improvements.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience

  • A broad range of experience, ideally including, respiratory, neurology and general medicine;
  • The ability to work collaboratively across the multi-disciplinary team;
  • Enthusiastic and confident in sharing your knowledge across your discipline;
  • A working knowledge of quality improvement processes.

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

Please state in your cover letter, which specialty area most interests you.

applications will be progressed as they apply

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.

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, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC2515681

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023