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Te Whatu Ora Canterbury

Job Location:

Christchurch Hospital

Contractual Agreement: 

Fixed term

Hours per Week:

20 hours per week

Hourly Pay:


Treatment Type:

High-risk foot care

About the Job

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Advanced Podiatrist will provide high-quality podiatry care that maximizes both foot care and enhances the overall health and wellbeing of patients.

You will manage a significant clinical case load of outpatients with high risk foot disease related to diabetes, as well as inpatient services to Christchurch Hospital, and have demonstrable skills to implement, evaluate and modify highly complex care and interventions.

You will work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team within the podiatry service, we have 0.5FTE vacant however the hours and days of work are negotiable.

Ko wai koe | About You

We are looking for an individual who can:

  • Manage a clinical case load primarily focusing on the provision of basic and specialised clinical advice or information in relation to the care or education of tāngata whaiora.

  • Perform assessments of clinical care needs (including diagnosing), development, consultation and implementation of clinical care/interventions or therapy programmes.

  • Apply their knowledge, skills, and professional judgement in the delivery of services.

  • Work within an interdisciplinary team environment.

  • Be adaptable and flexible to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet patient needs.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree in Podiatry.

  • NZ Registration with the Podiatrist board of New Zealand.

  • A current Annual Practicing Certificate with the relevant professional body and scope of practice.

  • Minimum 5 years of clinical practice with minimum of 3 years of clinical work experience in acute hospital podiatry.

  • Experience with clinical teaching/supervision, training and development of staff.

  • Experience making judgements in complex situations where there is incomplete information or solutions are not obvious.

Mō mātou | About Us

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region.

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations. We believe in improving, promoting, and protecting the health and well-being of the Canterbury and the West Coast community.

The culture at Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, is driven by our ā Mātou Uara (Our Value​​​​​​​s):

  • Care and respect for others - Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata.

  • Integrity in all we do - Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono.

  • Responsibility for outcomes - Te Takohanga i ngā hua

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha

When you work at Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring, and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants, and businesses. At Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha, you are part of something greater than yourself and encouraged to be your unique self.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted, therefore apply directly on our career site here.

For additional information about this role please contact Alex Jay, Recruitment Partner on

We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at Health New Zealand, there could be a place for you!

Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within Health New Zealand.

Contact Details

Contact Name(s):

Alexandra Jay

Contact Phone Number(s): 

Contact Email(s):


Job Start Date: 

Date Added: 

11 March 2024 at 1:36:38 am


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