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Physiotherapist

  • : Xtra AgedCare
  • : 11-Aug-2020
  • : Taree NSW 2430

POSITION TITLE: Physiotherapist 

 

DIRECT REPORT: Regional Lead The WorkXtra Group is a national group of companies providing a range of allied health services to private clients, community, corporations and residential aged care. 

 

Our core value is to provide a new level of collaborative care. 

 

Position Summary Reporting to the Regional Lead, the key role of the Physiotherapist is to ensure a collaborative approach when applying professional expertise to maximize positive outcomes for our people and partners. 

 

Key Responsibilities: 

 

Xtra AgedCare: Providing services to clients in Aged Care facilities, including but not limited to: 

 

  • Attend to onsite referrals in a timely manner, and complete follow up for referral as required. 

  • Complete evidence based Functional Allied Health Assessments for all new permanent residents within the required timeframe. 

  • Direct pain treatments and input into numerous other areas of a resident’s care within the ACFI framework, including but not limited to actives of daily living, mobility and transfers, pain management, oedema and arthritic joint management and skin integrity management. 

  • Undertake pain management treatment in line with ACFI framework, providing residents with quality hands on time and utilizing treatments techniques such as therapeutic massage, TENs machines, and specific exercises. 

  • Conduct ongoing, scheduled and regular reviews of resident’s care, their goals, mobility, pain management and falls risk and safety interventions; and maintaining an up to date record of these resident reviews. 

  • Documentation completed with appropriate terminology and understandability to enable utilization for: o appropriate care for residents by care staff o appropriate claiming according to ACFI framework based on resident’s care needs o appropriate care planning for other areas of resident’s care.

  • Maintain organized, easily accessible and accurate documentation of pain treatment records, in line with ACFI requirements. 

  • Assist in running RACF. 

  • Cover leave at other sites if required. 

  • Communicate openly and professionally with onsite staff at all levels, including nurses, doctors and care staff to ensure appropriate and achievable level of care for all residents 

  • Open communication to direct collaborative care planning and ensure high level of allinclusive resident care • Attending and participating in meetings, including multidisciplinary, staff and management meetings on site as directed by the site and your Manager 

  • Being accessible during site validation and accreditation processes 

  • Responsible for ongoing and regular communication with Team Leaders and State Managers to ensure workload and level of care is maintained

  • Appropriate handover and communication with Xtra AgedCare staff attending the aged care site, and working collectively to achieve a high quality of care for residents 

  • Maintain flexibility and adaptability to the needs of the site and work within the scope of the Physiotherapy profession and within the reasonable requirements of an Physiotherapist.

 

Xtra HomeCare: 

 

Providing services to private clients, including by not limited to: 

 

  • Completing client focused Physiotherapy assessment to manage a range of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardio respiratory disorders. 

  • Creating rehabilitation plans for clients based on their personal needs 

  • Providing advice and retraining on functional tasks 

  • Providing manual handling and education training for carers and family members 

  • Consulting with site staff, doctors, client, family and other care professionals to develop client care plans, goals, nature of interventions and plan for review 

  • Working collaboratively with site staff, doctors and other care professionals to ensure implementation of the clients care plans 

  • Regularly reviewing client outcomes and make any necessary changes to align with client goals 

  • Documenting each client treatment and general care in clinical notes as per company guidelines 

  • As Attending and participating in meetings, including multidisciplinary, staff and management meetings on site and as directed by your Manager

 

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge 

 

Essential 

 

  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Physiotherapy. 

  • Valid registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). 

  • National Police check valid within three years from issue. 

  • A valid Certificate of Insurance must be maintained by all practicing staff providing Professional Indemnity cover up to 20 million dollars. 

  • Selected state government checks as requested as per legislation and client requirements. 

  • You must hold a current drivers licence authorising you to drive in Australia. 

  • Maintain record of CPD hours and be compliant with professional standards. 

  • Excellent communication skills, including tact and diplomacy. 

  • Ability to deal directly and effectively with team members and external parties. 

  • Ability to provide specialist advice and technical knowledge. 

  • Exceptional time management and organisational skills. 

  • Awareness of the Group brand and services provided across the business, and confidence to share this knowledge with external sources. 

  • Confidence in public speaking, giving presentations and facilitating in front of small and large groups. 

  • The ability to work autonomously and within a team environment. 

  • Flexible approach to roster changes and unplanned external influences.

  • The desire to take on responsibility, show initiative and be open to constructive critiques on how to improve. 

 

Desirable 

  • Membership of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. 

  • Experience, ideally in an Aged Care or similar environment. 

  • Knowledge of the Aged Care Funding Instrument. Personal Qualities 

  • Professional in appearance which includes wearing of branded polo shirts and abiding by the group dress code. 

  • Honest and trustworthy as reflected in your dealings with internal and external parties 

  • Respectful of client confidentiality. 

  • Empathy and sensitivity to the needs of each client respecting their different social and cultural backgrounds.

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