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

At Christchurch Hospital we’re looking for an experienced part-time (negotiable hours) Physiotherapist to join our team working in our busy Cardiorespiratory and Surgical cluster on a permanent basis. This role is based in our tertiary level Intensive Care Unit, 23 beds of combined medical, surgical, paediatric and acute spinal cord injury care.

We are looking for a physiotherapist with a variety of skills to help coordinate and develop our intensive care physiotherapy service, provide education to other staff, as well as work with a passion for delivering rehabilitation and research in this area.  You will work alongside other rotational and non-rotational staff, as well as supervise final year physiotherapy students. 

We are developing and growing with the rebuild of our city and innovative healthcare system.  In the near future, we will be moving towards a seven day, extended hour service, and opportunities to help develop this will be available.

Working within a multidisciplinary team and interacting with a wide range of people from varying backgrounds, you will have the opportunity to put to use your excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  This role will also work collaboratively with the rest of the cardiorespiratory cluster through a team based approach to service delivery in the Cardiothoracic, Vascular and General Surgical Wards and Surgical Progressive Care Unit.  The wider team also delivers physiotherapy care across Cardiology and Medical Respiratory areas and at times you will assist with the care delivered here. Since you’ll be actively involved in the education and training for our staff, you’ll need to be enthusiastic and confident in sharing your knowledge across your discipline. 

Registration with the NZ Physiotherapy Board and an Annual Practicing Certificate is essential and preferably you’ll have demonstrated specialty area experience and professional development.

We have more part time and full time roles coming up in the new year so apply now to be considered for this position.

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.

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



Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 235165

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 6 January 2019