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
Our Specialist Mental Health Services at the Canterbury DHB have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Allied Health Professional to advance their career and move into a senior leadership role as an Allied Health Consultant. This is a pivotal role in clinical and strategic leadership which will see you at the forefront of our service transformation, helping reshape the way we operate through leading and developing Allied Health Services that will sustain us well into the future.
This is a full-time, fixed-term opportunity covering a parental leave period from approximately December 2020 – November 2021 for applicants with an Allied Health qualification and current Annual Practicing Certificate, as well as a relevant post graduate qualification at Masters Level (or working towards this).
We’re seeking an experienced leader who is innovative, outcome focused, has a deep commitment to work in collaboration across disciplines and is driven to achieve professional and operational excellence!
The Role: Where you fit in
As an Allied Health Consultant you will work in partnership with the Clinical Director, Nurse Consultant and the Service Manager/Nurse Director of the allocated service to facilitate the ongoing development of mental health best practice, promote inter-disciplinary models of care and lead service improvements that deliver improved outcomes for consumers and their families/whānau.
Reporting to the Director of Allied Health you will be part of the Allied Health Directorate, also working closely with the Allied Health Clinical Leaders and Allied Health Educator. The roles are firmly focused on leadership within the services, however you will also have strong clinical experience within your area of practice. You will be based at Hillmorton Hospital but working with our regional Mental Health Services and across the Canterbury Health system.
Your key responsibilities will include:
Your skills will include:
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.
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