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Health Professional Level 3 - Physiotherapist

Canberra & ACT, ACT

Part time

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Physiotherapist

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together

Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

There is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified, senior physiotherapist to join the Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services (RACS), Community Care Physiotherapy Team.

This expected vacancy is temporary to cover maternity leave but there is a possibility of permanency due to other vacancies within the team. This position could be full time or part time, with the possibility of an extension if a temporary appointment is offered. The position involves working from four community health centre locations in Canberra and may include treating patients in their homes.

Community Care physiotherapists assess and treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions including muscular strains, joint sprains, arthritic conditions, post operative recovery and spinal conditions. Interventions are provided on an individual basis or in group settings at health centres and patient homes. Treatment may be delivered via telehealth, telephone, or face to face.

We are a friendly team with strong supportive links across the Canberra Health Services. Staff meet regularly to share knowledge and foster a positive team culture to strive for continual quality improvement and excellent patient outcomes. Our physiotherapists work alongside other health professionals to deliver patient centred care.



POSITION OVERVIEW

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: www.canberrahealthservices.act.gov.au

Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within CHS providing multidisciplinary rehab, aged and community-based care across a range of settings. Our staff are committed to the delivery of health services that reflect the Canberra Health Service’s vision and CHS is committed to supporting staff in their professional journey.

RACS services work collaboratively with patients, clients, and individuals, involving their carers and family, as well as other services within and external to ACT Health.

Community Care Physiotherapy services are offered from community health centres across the ACT. Community Care Physiotherapy provides services for Commonwealth Home Support Program clientele.

DUTIES

Under limited direction from the Physiotherapy Manager and supervision from the team Clinical Educator, you will perform and work closely with the wider interdisciplinary team. You will:

  1. Provide a high level of appropriate skilled clinical assessment and interventions across a range of clinical areas.

  1. Exercise independent professional judgment in solving problems and managing cases where principles, procedures and techniques require expansion, adaptation, or modification.

  1. Liaise with carers and other service providers to facilitate effective service provision.

  1. Contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of client programs and services, including the development, evaluation and analysis of policies and procedures applicable to professional practice.

  1. Provide professional supervision and/or training to other staff and students as directed.

  1. Consult and liaise with external community agencies / groups to develop partnerships for health promotion and other service delivery activities identified in the business plan.

  1. Under professional supervision, participate in and / or implement and coordinate research programs in relevant areas of service delivery, completing clinical and administrative data collection and evaluation to organisational expectations, and may be expected to contribute to advances of the techniques used.

  1. Undertake other duties appropriate to this level of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.


ABOUT YOU

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  1. Strong organisational skills with a high degree of drive and initiative.
  2. Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet patients’ needs.
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and confidence communicating across a range of media.
  4. Critical thinking skills and ability to form defensible conclusions based on evidence and sound judgement.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Mandatory

Degree in Physiotherapy

Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Current driver’s license

The successful applicant will need to be available for weekend and after-hours work.

CHS is leading the drive to digitally transform health service delivery in Australia through the implementation of a territory wide Digital Health Record. Computer literacy skills are required which are relevant to this role as you will be responsible for completing required documentation and becoming a proficient user of the Digital Health Record and/or other Information Technology systems; once proficient, you will need to remain current with changes, updates and contingencies.

Desirable

Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.

Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Note: This is a temporary position available for 11 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Obtain a Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening, and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.

Comply with CHS credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for allied health professionals.

WHAT YOU REQUIRE

These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience.

  1. Proven knowledge and ability to provide high level and complex clinical assessments and interventions in musculoskeletal, respiratory, and chronic pain conditions.

  1. Demonstrated ability to deliver patient centred services that meet high safety and quality standards.

  1. Demonstrated ability to provide professional supervision and/or training to other staff and students.

  1. Demonstrated ability to use a range of communication skills in complex situations.

  1. Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, work, health, and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of reliable, progressive, respectful, and kind.

HOW TO APPLY / OR WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Applications must include a written response to the fiveselection criteriafound within the position description and should be no more than 2 sides of A4 in length.Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work, e.g., deidentified patient examples.Please include an up-to-dateCV/resumeandtwo written referee reportsare to be included with your application should you be shortlisted for interview. A referee report template can be found on the recruitment web site.Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system.

This position may be required to participate in overtime, on call, and/or rotation roster. This recruitment round may be used to fill future permanent and temporary, full time and part time physiotherapy vacancies at this level across the division of Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services.

CHS Contact: Judy Stone, Physiotherapy Manager, 0401 692 520,judy.stone@act.gov.au

Job Ad Reference 024OV
Date Listed 03 August 2022
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