Rehabilitation Specialist (Spinal)

Christchurch (Locality), Canterbury (NZ)
19 Oct 2018
16 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Purpose: What We're Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We're world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we're always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we're all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata
Putting people at the heart of all we do

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we're putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity's All About

We are seeking applications from persons with FAFRM (RACP) qualification (or FRACP equivalent) to join the Burwood Spinal Unit (BSU) team.

The BSU provides acute and rehabilitative services to people with spinal injuries and other spinal disorders. It covers a catchment area from lower North Island to all of the South Island and is one of two spinal units in New Zealand.

Situated on the outskirts of Christchurch, Burwood Hospital is located in attractive grounds providing a range of rehabilitation services onsite. There are general and neuro-rehabilitation services, Older Persons Health, Older Persons Mental Health and elective Orthopaedic surgery all provided on the campus. The service enjoys a close relationship with Christchurch Hospital, in particular orthopaedics, plastics and urology, of which clinical services are provided to spinal patients at both Burwood and Christchurch hospitals.

Duties include participation in acute out of hours roster, ward duties, outpatients, outreach clinics, consults at Christchurch Hospital and teaching. Participation in research activities will also be available and encouraged. The spinal service is part of a wider adult rehabilitation service provided on the Burwood campus. A close relationship and some cover and support to the general and neurological rehabilitation services within this cluster will be required at times.

Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you'll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn't for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next candidate!

If this particular role isn't for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online by clicking the apply button, or to find out more information, please contact Raj Singhal, Clinical Director Burwood Spinal Unit. Email:

Phone: 64 3 383 6850

A position description is available on request.

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