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Clinical Manager

Organisation Canterbury District Health Board
Area, City Christchurch
Advert reference PC0872962
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Permanent/temporary Fixed-Term
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 12-06-2020


  • Fixed-term, full-time opportunity (40 hours per week) based at Christchurch Campus for approximately six months
  • Grow your career in management and work alongside an experienced team of healthcare leaders!
  • Previous experience in a similar role is essential, as is current registration and annual practicing certificate with the NZ Occupational Therapy Board

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

We’re seeking applications from qualified and experienced Occupational Therapy professionals with proven management experience to join us as our Clinical Manager of Occupational Therapy, based at the Christchurch Hospital Campus. This is a full-time, fixed-term opportunity for approximately six months leading our passionate team of occupational therapists. You will be well supported by the broader Allied Health Clinical Managers and Director of Allied Health at the Christchurch Combined Campus.

The Role: Where you fit in

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

  • Ensuring the department provides a complete suite of occupational therapy services to both Inpatients and Outpatients as well as Clinical settings, and guide the teams to excel in their roles
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of clinical provision, policies and procedures
  • Contributing at an Interdisciplinary level across Allied Health, Medical and Nursing Services
  • Implementing and ensuring compliance to the standards of the organisation and have the responsibility for the departments budgeting and FTE requirements

You will also play a major role in directing the Strategic Direction of the Occupational Therapy Department at the Christchurch Combined Campus and link this to the overall Allied Health Strategic direction.

This diverse role will see you developing and promoting the department in an acute setting and demonstrating competence in the management of staff and resources. You will be committed to promote teamwork and facilitate open communication with staff.

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

Contact us on [email protected] for additional information.

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