Part-time (23 hours/week), 12 month fixed-time parental leave cover from 10th October 2019
Registration with the NZ Physiotherapy Board and a current Annual Practicing Certificate is essential
Demonstrated clinical experience in the acute inpatient setting required
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.
Christchurch Hospital is a busy, acute hospital with a large team of enthusiastic physiotherapists. We are the southern regional centre for the management of burns patients. We are looking for an experienced Physiotherapist to join our inpatient team as part of the Musculoskeletal Cluster.
In this role you will help lead the inpatient physiotherapy service delivery across Orthopaedics, including work in the Trauma Unit, the Emergency Department, Burns and Plastics, ENT, and non-elective surgery including acute spinal injuries, as service demand requires. You will work alongside rotational and non-rotational staff, as well as supervising final year physiotherapy students. You will be actively involved in the education and training for our staff and students and will need to be enthusiastic and confident in sharing your knowledge across your discipline.
In this role, you will be responsible for:
undertaking expert assessments, completing appropriate interventions and providing advice or referring to other services
supervising and mentoring rotational staff and final year physiotherapy students
daily coordination of the inpatient musculoskeletal team.
Your skills will include:
experience in the acute orthopaedic settings and/or burns and plastics (respiratory skills is advantageous)
experience in treating patients with spinal injuries is desirable
enthusiastic and confident in sharing your knowledge across your discipline
registration with the NZ Physiotherapy Board and an Annual Practicing Certificate is essential.
Our Culture:What matters to us
Ko nga tangata, te matua 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.
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.
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.
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Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.