Physiotherapist – Cardiorespiratory and Surgical Team

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 20-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/PC0741172
  • Job Title: Physiotherapist – Cardiorespiratory and Surgical Team
  • Business Unit:
  • Division:
  • Summary:
  • Develop your clinical skills across specialties in this varied and challenging role
  • Join a team who are committed to continued professional development
  • Registration with the NZ Physiotherapy Board and an 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’re looking for a NZ Registered Physiotherapist to join us in the Intensive Care Unit and the Medical Respiratory wards as part of our Cardiorespiratory and Surgical cluster in Christchurch Hospital.

This opportunity will see you working in and helping to develop the service in ICU whilst supporting junior staff and the upskilling of staff for afterhours work. As part of our Cardiorespiratory and Surgical Cluster, you will also work with patients across the clinical specialities of Medical Respiratory, Cardiology, Cardiothoracics, Vascular and the Surgical Progressive unit.

We currently have the following opportunities available:

  • Fixed-term covering parental leave within ICU (0.4FTE, 24hours/week) until approximately January 2022
  • Permanent opportunity working alternate Sundays in ICU (8hrs/fortnight)

Please clearly identify in your cover letter which opportunities you would like to be considered for, or if you would like to be considered for the combined 0.5FTE.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

  • 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

Your skills will include the following:

  • A broad range of experience, ideally including, respiratory, surgery, cardiology and critical care
  • 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

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.