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Allied Health Clinical Co-ordinator – CREST

Organisation Canterbury District Health Board
Area, City Christchurch
Advert reference 237279
Contact person
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Contact telephone 021842663
Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 17-12-2019


  • Designated allied health position
  • Grow your clinical and leadership 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 Community Rehabilitation and Enablement team (CREST) based in Christchurch is a dynamic, fast-paced, community-based team providing short-term rehabilitation and enablement interventions to reduce the number of admissions of older persons to hospital and residential care. The CREST team also supports patients to leave hospital and continue their recovery at home.

The Role: Where you fit in

We are excited to have recently created a new designated position, CREST Allied Health Clinical Co-ordinator which will assist to continue to develop the responsiveness and effectiveness of the CREST allied health service.

We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist who is passionate about supporting people to live well at home. The successful candidate is looking for a new challenge in service leadership to grow their clinical and leadership skills by leading this team, supported by the Community Clinical Manager.

In this role you will retain a clinical caseload as well as co-ordinating the allied health team to assess people in a timely way. You will establish rapid management plans focused on supporting rehabilitation and enablement through self-management, optimising of patient goals and independence. This role will also involve the day to day triaging of referrals to the allied health team to ensure that each client receives timely and appropriate support.

You will be expected to act as an ambassador for our service and be calm and confident when dealing with challenging situations and collaborate across an interdisciplinary team; communicating with various parties to ensure that we deliver a seamless service.

Applicants need to demonstrate motivation and commitment to providing high quality patient centred care and be able to demonstrate ability to be innovative and manage change. Experience of working with frail elderly patients is essential and experience of working in the mental health sector would be an advantage.

This is a designated position on the Allied Health and Technical salary scale.

To be considered for this role you will need to hold a current Annual Practising Certificate in an allied health profession (Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist) that is recognised by the respective New Zealand Regulatory Authority and professional body.

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 click ‘apply now’ to submit your CV and cover letter.

For further information about the recruitment process please contact Tracey Sutherland, Recruitment Specialist on [email protected]

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