CHOOSE... Us - It's All Go Here!
CHOOSE... Us - It's All Go Here!
CHOOSE... Us - It's All Go Here!
CHOOSE... Us - It's All Go Here!
CHOOSE... Us - It's All Go Here!
CHOOSE... Us - It's All Go Here!

It's All Go Here

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This is a high performing organisation with a vision of integrated healthcare. 

Canterbury DHB is the tertiary player in the region – with a range of healthcare services from the highly specialist services to primary and community services.

This is an organisation that is committed to people’s professional development – with lots of internal and external opportunities provided through an outstanding development calendar in partnership with the University of Canterbury, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology and Otago University.

Stella Ward is our Executive Director of Allied Health – a joint appointment with the West Coast DHB. Stella supports the visibility and development of Allied Health. She is a clinical partner to the Executive Director of Nursing and Chief Medical Officer providing support and advice to the CEO at a strategic level. Stella provides clinical leadership and governance ensuring appropriate frameworks are in place to support patient safety and clinical quality, ensuring staff have what they need.

Click on the videos to hear Stella talking about her vision for Allied Health, the type of people she is looking for, innovations in Allied Health, the challenges and what she is most proud of.

CHOOSE opportunity. Canterbury DHB provides opportunities for Allied Health staff in their day to day clinical work to work alongside people who are doing things differently. There are opportunities across the whole range of services - you could work in community, hospital, rehabilitation, population health or health promotion. There are also opportunities to be part of a coast to coast model of care as we work collaboratively with West Coast DHB.

CHOOSE Canterbury

  • Come to a place where there is plenty of opportunity.
  • Come to a place where innovation and patient care and integration are what we think about all the time.
  • Come because it is an exciting place to work – because health is a challenging and dynamic environment and this is a place where you can learn and develop your skills.
  • Come to an environment where Allied Health is well respected and positively contributes to patient care.
  • Come to make a difference. 
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