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Health Professional Level 1- Physiotherapist

Canberra & ACT, ACT

Full time

$57,941 - $73,823

Physiotherapist

Job Title: Physiotherapist
Classification: Health Professional Level 1 (HP1)
Annual Salary: $57,941 - $73,823
Branch: Medicine
Section: Acute Support Services
Vacancy Type: Temporary Full-time
Duration: 6 Months with the possibility of extension
Position Number: 29649, several
Closing Date: 29 June 2017
Contact Officer: Margot Green (02) 6244 2670 [email protected]  

About us

ACT Health is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.

Overview of the work area and position

Canberra Hospital and Health Services provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region. The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.

Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of ACT Health include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities.

ACT Health is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

The ACT Health Division of Medicine provides a range of medical specialties and allied health services. A strong emphasis is placed across all sections on accessible and timely care, delivered to a high standard of safety and quality. This is underpinned by the Division’s commitment to research and training. The Division works in partnership with professional colleagues, consumers, and a range of government and non-government service providers to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

Acute Support Physiotherapy Services is based within the Division of Medicine and provides physiotherapy services to a range of clients in acute inpatient setting and specialised outpatient services to patients of Canberra Hospital. Our Physiotherapists work closely with patients, carers, referrers, other health care professionals and multidisciplinary teams to achieve safe high quality patient centred care.

Under supervision, you will play a key role in delivering high quality patient centred care and associated functions to support service delivery in clinical areas.

The overall functions of the physiotherapist under professional supervision include:

• Promoting positive client outcomes through the provision of high quality clinical services and health promotion activities in/across areas or units as part of a multidisciplinary team.
• Promoting individual or group service delivery.
• Applying knowledge, skills, professional judgement and initiative in the delivery of routine services.

Clinical supervision, and professional development is provided through team structures, supervision support, competency based assessments and informal and formal professional development opportunities.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

Mandatory:

• Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy or equivalent qualifications.
• Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
• Current driver's licence.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

• Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
• Comply with ACT Health credentialing requirements for allied health
• Comply with ACT Health Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU)


Notes

These positions are temporary and are available from 4 September 2017 for 12 months with the possibility of extension. HP1 positions are rotational positions. You will be required to participate in an overtime roster. An order of merit may be established from this recruitment process to fill future vacancies at level which may arise over the next 12 months.

Duties

1. Provide appropriate physiotherapy assessment and intervention to patients using established principles, techniques and methods with support.

2. Liaise with other health care carer and service providers to ensure continuum of care.

3. Complete case, program and activity records to standards required.

4. Assist in the supervision and education of, students, allied health assistants and other non-professional staff, and participate in education programs for area of clinical service delivery.

5. Participate in team and program related service area as required.

6. Participate in implementation of clinical governance activities, quality improvement projects, research programs and health promotion in areas relevant to service.

7. Participate in supervision, continuing professional development and performance management.

8. Undertake other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice.

Selection Criteria

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

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

1. Proven ability and experience in assessing patients, planning and implementing physiotherapy treatment programs including appropriate patient/carer education.

2. Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

3. Demonstrated ability to maintain high professional standards and meet organisational requirements for record keeping, data collection and clinical services.

4. Demonstrated commitment to and experience in quality improvement activities such as clinical governance, research programs and health promotion in relevant areas.

5. Demonstrates a commitment to work, health and safety (WH&S) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with ACT Health’s values of Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity.

How to Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae. For more information on how to apply go to http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply.  

For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist please contact the Contact Officer above.