Physiotherapist – Specialist Mental Health Services

  • Company:
    Canterbury District Health Board
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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    1 hour ago
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What we doOur Specialist Mental Health Services are providedby a number of outpatient, inpatient, community-based and mobile servicesthroughout Canterbury. Our Physiotherapy team work within a range of clinicalareas between Inpatient and Outpatient services based at HillmortonHospital. Our treatment often includes support with exercise and lifestylestrategies, and referral on to appropriate services in the wider community orwithin the Canterbury DHB.This is a permanent, part-time opportunity (0.6FTE/24hrper week) for a registered physiotherapist to join our team. Days and hours arenegotiable across Monday – Friday. Although this position is based atHillmorton, we also offer services at The Princess Margaret Hospital and thesuccessful applicant may also be required to work at this site.The Role: Whereyou fit inIn this role, you will be responsible for:Planning and providing physiotherapy assessment and treatment in partnership with Specialist Mental Health Service consumers who have mobility and functional difficulties with their physical and mental health;Work collaboratively with the consumer, their family/whanau, and the wider multidisciplinary team to provide quality patient-centred care.In this role there are opportunities forspecialisation within our regional services including Eating Disorders andChild Adolescent and Family Services.Your skills will include:Clinical experience with acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and falls management;Knowledge of neurological and respiratory conditions;The ability to work collaboratively and positively with consumers, whanau, and colleagues;Experience with education and running group interventions is an advantage;Registration with the New Zealand Physiotherapy Board with current Annual Practising Certificate is essential.Experience working within mental health is notessential. Orientation, ongoing training, supervision, and support for workingwithin SMHS will be provided for the successful applicant.Our Culture: What matters to usKo ngā tāngata, te mātua mahiPutting people at the heart of all we do Health is ultimately all about people. What’simportant around here is the way we care for and respect others, theresponsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work withintegrity. Belonging Here: Becoming part of our storyBeing part of the Canterbury District Health Board,you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexibleworking arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity andinclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population.The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomesand respects everyone. If this role has sparked your interest but does notmatch your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at ourroles that better suit your expertise.