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Health Professional Level - Early Intervention Physiotherapist

Canberra & ACT, ACT

Full time



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


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:

Work Health Safety (WHS) provides strategic leadership, advice and effective coordination and implementation of WHS management strategies, frameworks, and activities. The unit provides WHS advisory and support services and oversees the implementation of systems and processes that assist Canberra Health Services to become a safe and accountable healthcare environment.

The Early Intervention Physiotherapy (EIP) position is based within WHS. There are 2 physiotherapists in the team who provide injury prevention and management services to staff within CHS and ACT Health Directorate. This is a stimulating and challenging role utilising expertise drawn from multiple disciplines including Physiotherapy, Work Health and Safety, Ergonomics, Exercise Prescription and Education. Applicants should be experienced and highly capable in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and at least one other discipline mentioned above. This position would suit an experienced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who is enthusiastic about this unique opportunity to take clinical physiotherapy beyond the clinic and into the workplace for advanced problem solving to enhance clinical outcomes.


Under limited direction of the Senior Director of Work Health Safety you will provide musculoskeletal physiotherapy support to staff within Canberra Health Services and ACT Health Directorate. You will also conduct workstation assessments and provide WHS support. You will:

  1. Provide high quality clinical musculoskeletal assessment, diagnosis and evidence-based treatment to promote positive client outcomes for CHS and ACT Health Directorate staff.

  1. Injury prevention activities including investigation, analysis, creative problem solving and the provision of high-quality ergonomic advice and education to staff within the context of the workplace. This involves working independently across multiple worksites to meet strict timeframes.

  1. Initiate and contribute to clinical governance and Quality Improvement activities through the evaluation of relevant client services using clinical and administrative data collection, analysis and reporting as a guide to remedial action.

  1. Utilise clear oral and written communication skills to establish and maintain strong partnerships with a range of internal and external stakeholders and healthcare providers, including health promotion and other service delivery activities identified in business plan. Provide leadership, support, co-ordination, and advice to executive level enabling the legislative requirements of the Work Health Safety Act 2011 to be met.

  1. Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice ensuring the delivery of high-quality person and family centred, safe and high-quality patient care.


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

The successful candidate will need to:

  1. Work independently and as part of a team
  2. Be adaptable to change

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Be registered with AHPRA
  • Possess a current driver’s licence.
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

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


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

  1. Proven high level knowledge and skills in evidenced-based musculoskeletal physiotherapy management of patients with work related and non-work related injuries, preferably within an organisational setting, and delivery of coordinated care to clients with complex needs.
  2. Demonstrated ability to investigate, develop and implement changes relating to the delivery of WHS programmes or equivalent initiatives to promote a safe work environment including education, mentoring and leadership activities.

  1. Proven contribution to Quality Improvement activities and experience in managing systems for clinical governance and data collection, analysis and reporting.
  2. Highly effective interpersonal written and oral communication skills, including the ability to establish and maintain relationships with internal and external service providers and stakeholders and the ability to promote positive change/outcomes within your area of expertise.
  3. Demonstrates understanding of, and adherence to, safety and quality standards, Work, Health, and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience. Displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful, and Kind.


Applications must be submitted through the e-recruitment system. Applications must include a copy of a current resumé, and

A response to the selection criteria under “What You Require”.

Where possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

Job Ad Reference 02475
Date Listed 05 August 2022