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  • : Swan Hill District Health
  • : 13-May-2020
  • : Swan Hill VIC 3585

Physiotherapist Applications are invited from a Grade 1 or Grade 2 Physiotherapist for the Physiotherapy Department. Relevant qualifications are required, as per position description.

What does the job entail?

The Physiotherapy Department has a diverse role at SHDH, providing a broad range of physiotherapy and exercise physiology services across a variety of areas including;

 Clinical services, with responsibilities for 59 acute care hospital beds (including dialysis, day procedure and midwifery), and the Emergency Department

 Outpatient Physiotherapy Department, including general outpatients, paediatrics and women’s health

 Community Rehabilitation Centre, including multiple group programs and 1:1 therapy  Transitional Care Program (inpatient and community based)  Residential Aged Care

 Hospital Admissions Risk Program

 Lymphoedema Physiotherapy

 Continence Physiotherapy

The Physiotherapy Department is currently staffed by nine Physiotherapists, three Exercise Physiologists and two Allied Health Assistants and is supported by an expanding Primary Care Division, including Health Promotion, Counselling, Dental, Community Rehabilitation, Aboriginal Hospital Liaison and Allied Health Departments.

Clinical Skills and Abilities

 Provide physiotherapy services, as rostered, to patients in acute wards, the Community Rehabilitation Centre, Midwifery, Transitional Care Program (TCP), Aged Care, Community Outpatients, Paediatrics, Emergency Department and Hydrotherapy, on a rotational basis.

 To make an assessment of patient’s conditions, establish treatment goals and implement techniques by which these goals shall be met in clinical practice.

 To provide physiotherapy management for clients in both an individual and/or group setting, as per rotation/roster.

 Participate in prenatal/postnatal management and New Mother’s classes as required.

 Provision of outreach services.

 Participate in teaching and education programs for nursing, allied health and other hospital staff in relation to physiotherapy, including back care and correct lifting seminars. Swan Hill District Hospital implements the No Lifting policy.

 To provide recommendations, advice and assistance to other staff, clients and carers with regard to manual handling, patient mobility and use/application of equipment.

 To prescribe and assist in the provision of appropriate aids and equipment.

 Perform other related duties as directed by the Executive Officer and Chief of Physiotherapy.

 In rotation with other physiotherapy staff, to provide a weekend service as required. Personal/Professional Development

 To maintain an up to date knowledge and skill base to facilitate best possible client care.

 To maintain an active professional development program by: o Attendance and participation in relevant courses, workshops, lectures, etc. o Sharing of knowledge with other staff through in-service and journal club programs. Customer Service

 To provide education and act as a resource to: o Other staff, students, clients and carers. o Community groups and other agencies as appropriate and required.

 To work in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct as set down by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

 To comply with the Swan Hill District Health Code of Conduct.

Key Selection Criteria:

Bachelor of Physiotherapy or equivalent from a recognised university or college institution

 Current registration with AHPRA

 Demonstrated clinical skills in diverse range of physiotherapy practice

 Ability to work independently without direct clinical supervision, and with initiative.

 Ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team and with community members

 Excellent communication and organisational skills

 To be flexible and adaptable to varied clinical areas of physiotherapy Desirable:

 A good knowledge of quality improvement and the Australian public health system

 Experience in public speaking and providing group education

 Current Driver’s License

 All applicants must be able to obtain a Medicare Provider number for SHDH site/s as required and commit to the contracted 100% donation model of MBS revenue to SHDH.


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Highest Education
Swan Hill VIC 3585
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