Respiratory Physiotherapist – Inpatient and Community

  • Full time position based in respiratory physiotherapy, 40 hours per week (0.5fte fixed through until June 2024; 0.5fte permanent)
  • Mix of Inpatients and outpatients service delivery
  • Registration with the NZ Physiotherapy Board and an Annual Practicing Certificate is essential

Mō te tūnga - About the Role

We are looking for an experienced Physiotherapist to join our Cardiorespiratory and Surgical team to work across our respiratory inpatient and community services.

This role is responsible for the delivery of physiotherapeutic assessments of patients with diverse and complex respiratory conditions and to deliver patient focused treatment programmes in both acute and community settings. You will undertake expert assessments, completing appropriate interventions and providing advice or referring to other services.

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.  

Ko wai koe | About You

As a Respiratory Physiotherapist, you will have strong time management skills and can prioritise and manage a caseload along with supporting rotational physiotherapists. With strong communication skills, you’ll build, develop and maintain relationships with our wider physiotherapy team along with external groups like Better Breathing Pulmonary Rehabilitation working group and Integrated Respiratory Service Development Group (IRSDG).

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience

  • A broad range of experience acute hospital and outpatient experience, including, respiratory;
  • The ability to work collaboratively across the multi-disciplinary team;
  • Registration with the NZ Physiotherapy Board and an Annual Practicing Certificate is essential;
  • Experience running pulmonary rehabilitation programmes (desirable);
  • Enthusiastic and confident in sharing your knowledge across your discipline;
  • A working knowledge of quality improvement processes (desirable).

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

Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted, therefore apply directly on our career site here

Applicants will be progressed as they apply

For additional information about this role please contact Jenny Bailey, Recruitment Partner on

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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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Job no: BKAN3245341

Location: Christchurch

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