Physiotherapist – Women’s and Children’s Health

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    7 days ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 04-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/PHYSWOMEN
  • Job Title: Physiotherapist – Women’s and Children’s Health
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  • Summary:
  • Permanent, full-time and fixed-term, part-time (minimum 16 hours per week) opportunities within our Women’s and Children’s Health services
  • NZ Registration as a Physiotherapist with current Annual Practising Certificate is essential
  • Work within a supportive and collaborative multidisciplinary team to strengthen your clinical skills

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

The Physiotherapy team at Christchurch Hospital is looking for a Physiotherapist with a specialist interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy to join us in providing a quality service to our patients. You will work flexibly to provide support to patients across the clinical specialties in Women’s Health including obstetrics, gynaecology and pelvic pain.

We have two opportunities available:

  • Permanent opportunity working between either 0.9FTE or 1.0 FTE (36-40 hours/week)
  • Fixed-term, part-time opportunity working 0.4 FTE (16 hours/week) until approximately March 2021

Please clearly outline in your cover letter if you are wanting to be considered for a specific role.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for using detailed anatomical knowledge and musculoskeletal physiotherapy evidence to assess and manage a range of women’s health presentations from lower back pain in pregnancy, to continence and prolapse assessment and management and chronic pelvic pain.

Your skills will include the following:

  • Ideally a minimum of two years clinical experience
  • Previous experience working in women’s health (desirable)
  • Broad clinical experience working in a hospital setting (desirable)
  • Good understanding of the current management principles of chronic pain as well as an understanding of the principles of adult education
  • An ability to lead and facilitate group sessions
  • NZ Registration with the Physiotherapy Board and Annual Practising Certificate is essential

As part of the Women’s and Children’s Health team, you will have excellent communication skills, be a great team member and willing to support the service delivery across Women’s and Children’s Health. Further training and support from experienced staff will be provided to grow and develop the successful applicant in this women’s health role.

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. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

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