Physiotherapist – Emergency Specialist Services

  • Fixed term opportunity for 12months working 20 hours per week
  • Help lead a primary and secondary contact physiotherapy service in our Emergency Department
  • NZ registration as a Physiotherapist with Annual Practicing Certificate is essential


Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.


The Team: What we do

We have a fantastic new opportunity for a NZ registered Physiotherapist to join our busy, multi-disciplinary team as a primary contact physiotherapist working across the Emergency Services for a fixed term period of 12 months.  This role has been in existence for just over 12 months and requires an experienced physiotherapist to work in collaboration with other skilled clinicians to help lead a primary and secondary contact physiotherapy service in the Emergency Department (ED). At times you may be expected to cover orthopaedic outpatients and inpatient orthopaedic wards due to service requirements.

A work day will be a 10 hour shift between the hours 0730 and 2000 depending on the roster week. There is a requirement for some weekend work to cover leave between 0800 and 1830. 


The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Delivering of high-quality physiotherapy assessment and management of patients with diverse and complex conditions in the Emergency Department and Orthopaedic Outpatients;
  •  Assisting and managing available resource within the musculoskeletal inpatient cluster which covers orthopaedics, burns and plastics and ENT;
  • Active promotion and coordination of research and quality activities as a key component to optimise outcomes of patients and to help develop the primary contact role in ED;
  • You will be a clinical resources person, providing specialist guidance, advice and education to patients, family/whanau, students, staff and the inter-professional team within the Emergency Department and wider musculoskeletal inpatient cluster.

Your skills will include:

  • The ability to think on your feet and use your initiative to be able to work flexibly with a varied workload;
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills and be able to work under pressure;
  • It is essential that you are an NZ registered Physiotherapist with Annual Practicing Certificate.


Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 


Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  


If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.


If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on for additional information.

Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

Job no: PC0633144

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019