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Allied Health Leader

Organisation Canterbury District Health Board
Area, City Christchurch
Advert reference 235351
Contact person Ritika Uniyal
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 03-02-2019


  • Four full-time permanent positions
  • Allied Health qualification and current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Relevant post graduate qualification at Masters level or working towards same

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 New Zealanders 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

We have four exciting Allied Health Leader opportunities coming up to advance your career and move into a senior leadership role within Specialist Mental Health Services, CDHB. These roles will see you at the forefront of the transformation helping reshape the way we operate, leading and developing Allied Health Services that will sustain us well into the future.

If you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to expand your skill set and enhance your expertise then keep reading further:

The Role: Where you fit in

As an Allied Health Leader, you will work in partnership with the Clinical Director, Nurse Consultant and the Service Manager/Nurse Director of the allocated service to facilitate the ongoing development of mental health best practice, promote inter-disciplinary models of care and lead service improvements that deliver improved outcomes for consumers and their families/whānau.

Reporting to the Director of Allied Health you will be part of the Allied Health Directorate, also working closely with the Allied Health Clinical Leaders and Allied Health Educator. The roles are firmly focused on leadership within the services, however you will also have strong clinical experience within your area of practice. You will be based at either Hillmorton Hospital or The Princess Margaret Hospital Campus but working with our regional Mental Health Services and across the Canterbury Health system.

Providing leadership for a dynamic team of Allied Health Clinicians within your service area you will shine a light on Allied Health professions ensuring their centrality in the planning and delivery of services. We are seeking experienced leaders who are innovative, outcome focused, have a deep commitment to work in collaboration across disciplines and driven to achieve professional and operational excellence.

Required Skills:

  • Experience in senior leadership roles
  • Ability to articulate a compelling vision for all Allied Health disciplines
  • Strong clinical experience within Mental Health sector
  • Experience in leading improvement in service delivery and or practice development
  • Strong professional networks and relationship skills
  • Digital competence and data literacy
  • Champions the values of CDHB and acts ethically and with integrity

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: 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.

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.

Please apply online or to discuss further becoming part of our team, please contact:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 03 337 7920

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!

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