Physiotherapist - Cardiorespiratory and Surgical Team

Salary Unspecified
Town/City Christchurch 8011
Payment type Per annum
Region Overseas
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Job reference CA09Z8
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer Canterbury District Health Board

Other benefits

Vacancy details

  • Permanent, full-time role (40hrs per week)
  • A great opportunity to develop your leadership skills!
  • Registration with the NZ Physiotherapy Board and an Annual Practicing Certificate is essential

Our Purpose

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

Here at Christchurch Hospital we're looking for an experienced Physiotherapist to join our Cardiorespiratory and Surgical cluster working in the areas of General Surgery.

In this role you will be coordinating our General Surgical physiotherapy service to further develop effective and efficient delivery of care. Your passion for service improvement will see you contributing to our active projects, like ERAS (Early Recovery After Surgery) and progressing to a preoperative surgical pathway. This is a great opportunity to build your leadership skills!

While based in a 10 bed Surgical Progressive Care Unit, your day to day clinical area will depend on how you coordinate the learning opportunities for the physiotherapists you work with, whilst ensuring broad service needs are met.

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity working Monday - Friday 0800 - 1630 plus weekend and oncall.

The Role

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

  • Undertaking expert assessments, completing appropriate interventions and providing advice or referring to other services
  • Working alongside the Intensive Care Physiotherapists as part of the critical care team and supporting the Cardiothoracic and Vascular ward service delivery
  • Supervising and mentoring rotational staff and final year physiotherapy students
  • Helping to facilitate service improvements
  • Coordinating the General Surgical physiotherapy service

Your skills will include the following:

  • A broad range of experience, ideally including surgery, respiratory, 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;
  • Registration with the NZ Physiotherapy Board and an Annual Practicing Certificate is essential

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

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

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.

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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