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Physiotherapist – Horsham

  • : RWAV (Rural Workforce Agency - Victoria)
  • : 07-Jun-2018
  • : Horsham VIC 3400

Position Description:

Wimmera Health Care Group (WHCG) are seeking an enthusiastic registered physiotherapist (experienced or new graduate) to join their large team of allied health professionals.

The successful candidate will provide effective and efficient physiotherapy management of patients in a range of areas, including outpatients, acute, rehabilitation and groups. You will have the flexibility to rotate between roles with other staff members as per required and experience a broad patient age demographic of new born to geriatrics. The Physiotherapy Department has an Equivalent Full Time (EFT) of 11.2 staff members including allied health assistant and an exercise physiologist.

Your package:

  • Full time capacity – will consider part time hours for the right candidate

  • Grade 1-2 classification of qualified physiotherapist professionals considered

  • Supervision/mentorship program available

  • Annual $1000 CPD allowance + regular in-services professional development opportunities

  • Housing assistance – 8 weeks free accommodation at the commencement of tenure (subject to availability)

  • Relocation financial support (subject to selection criteria)

Key requirements:

  • Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy

  • Current registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia

  • Current Driver’s License

  • Hold membership/compliant with the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

Highly desirable:

  • Employment experience as a Physiotherapist

Key responsibilities:

Inpatient:

  • Collect ward lists including ICU on daily basis and formulate prioritised patient list

  • Check and update Electronic Patient Journey Board (EPJB) on a daily basis

  • Ensure patient pathways are followed and physiotherapist services provided on appropriate day

Sub-acute:

  • Effective and patient centred goal setting and discharge planning

  • Implementation of appropriate rehabilitation interventions

  • Completion of all mandatory admission and discharge requirements of the sub-acute programs

Groups/Clinics:

  • Follows all group processes and documentation required

  • Attends and participates in team meetings as required

  • Delivers talks to group participants as required

Outpatients:

  • Provides appropriate Physiotherapy interventions for a wide range of presentations

  • Appropriate referrals made to other departments, groups and services

  • Goal setting and discharge planning completed appropriately

Incentives/Benefits:

Substantial support for attendance of professional development (inclusive of financial support for registration, accommodation and travel, plus study leave entitlements). The opportunities for career development are very strong. Housing assistance is provided in the form of 8 weeks free accommodation at the start of tenure (subject to availability)

Regular in-services performed dependant on what courses have been attended by other staff members. At weekly staff meetings a rotating roster for staff is used to provide a presentation on a matter pertinent to Physiotherapy, to help ensure they stay ahead of research and recent development.

An Allied Health New Graduate Support program exists to assist new graduates transition into the workforce. This position will offer a great introduction to employment as a Physiotherapist whereby the incumbent candidate would obtain experience across a major areas of the speciality with potential to gain exposure to more specialist areas (eg. hand therapy, persistent pain, women’s health, pediatrics). As a new graduate you will have access to a large amount of funding to attend courses with orientation/mentorship provided complimentary  enabling an effective transition process.

Practice Details:

Wimmera Health Care Group (WHCG) is based in the Wimmera sub-region of the Grampians, 310 km west of Melbourne and in close proximity to the Grampians National Park. Wimmera Health Care Group is a leading rural health service providing allied, acute, sub acute, primary and residential aged care in the Grampians region of Victoria. Employing approximately 850 staff, the hospital is the subregional, acute referral hospital for the Wimmera region and as such provides a wide range of specialist services.

WHCG campuses in Horsham and Dimboola service an area of 61,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 54,000. Services are broad and may consist of outpatients, 20 bed rehabilitation centre, and a 60 bed acute ward.

The region:

Horsham (population 18,000) is the Wimmera region’s capital. Offering its residents a varied lifestyle, Horsham is an ideal base for visiting the surrounding natural attractions – Mt Arapiles-Tooan State Park, Little Desert National Park and the Northern Grampians. Go rock climbing on the world famous Mt Arapiles and capture the sunsets that can be seen on the vast flat plains of the Wimmera and the Northern Grampians. Horsham boasts one of the finest greens golf courses outside metropolitan Melbourne and is featured in the top public courses in Australia. The other sporting facilities and clubs are equally as good . Horsham has excellent shopping precincts, good selection of eateries and is home to a renowned dynamic arts community , theatre and regional art gallery.

Only a 3-hour drive from Melbourne this regional town has it all. Click here for more information on living and working in Horsham.

Part Time/Full Time:

Both

Solo or Group Practice:

Group Practice

 

Regional Information 

The spectacular Grampians and Mount Arapiles rise above the vast plains of sheep and wheat in this part of Victoria providing a diverse array of native wildlife, picturesque walking tracks, and breathtaking scenic attractions.

The Great Ocean Road is a must-see – the famous road follows the rugged coast from Melbourne to the South Australian border making for a scenic road trip.

Key features:

  • Great Ocean Road

  • Otway Ranges

  • Grampians

  • Major towns: Horsham, Ararat, Ballarat, Warrnambool

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