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Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist – South West Community Team

Organisation Canterbury District Health Board
Area, City Christchurch
Advert reference PC1534595
Contact person Recruitment
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Please apply via our website: https://cdhb.careercentre.net.nz/job/physiotherapist-or-occupational-therapist-south-west-community-team/christchurch/20116

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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 16-09-2021


Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist – South West Community Team

  • Two 32hr a week fixed term positions available for approximately 12 months.
  • One as a Physiotherapist and the other as an Occupational therapist.
  • Enjoy variation within a clinical caseload – no two days will be the same!
  • Join a supportive interdisciplinary team who are committed to professional development

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

Our South West Community Team within Older Person’s Health and Rehabilitation provides assessment of elderly clients within the community to understand any support services or rehabilitation needs. Our service is forward thinking and our allied health take an holistic approach to assessing the needs of the elderly in the community in conjunction with a complete interdisciplinary team. We work in a restorative model of care – working alongside the client promoting independence and assessing options for minimising risk within client-centred goals. Our work is focused on listening to our clients and helping to support and enable people and advise.

We have two 0.8 FTE fixed term positions for an Occupational Therapist (until November 2022) or Physiotherapist (Until October 2022), Working Monday to Friday with specific hours to be negotiated.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for;

  • Assessment, monitoring and support of clients within the service;
  • Providing appropriate resource and education to clients and their family/whanau;
  • Participating in service development and quality assurance initiatives / processes.

Your skills will include:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build and nurture relationships with clients and their family/whanau;
  • The ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team;
  • Relevant experience working in older persons health and/or within a community setting is preferable;
  • Experience in housing modifications and equipment is highly desirable;
  • Clean driver’s licence and the ability to drive both automatic and manual vehicles.
  • NZ Registration with the Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapy Board NZ and current Annual Practicing Certificate is essential.

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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