Podiatrist - Longreach
- : Health Workforce Queensland
- : 06-Aug-2020
- : Longreach QLD 4730
About the organisation
Leaders in the delivery of community based allied health, aged care, wellbeing, disability and outreach services in remote Australia since 1993, this organisation harnesses the diversity, energy and professionalism of a large team of multidisciplinary health care professionals delivering comprehensive healthcare services in remote and indigenous communities across Australia.
This dynamic and evolving organisation continues to break new ground in the provision of direct health services and preventative health programs and is a leading advocate for rural and remote health care.
About the Opportunity
This organisation is currently seeking a Podiatrist to join their passionate teami in Longreach, QLD.
Reporting to the Team Leader, your primary responsibility will be to plan, deliver, and evaluate diabetes-specific outreach services to the catchment area withi Longreach, utilising group education and one-to-one activities as appropriate to meet individual needs.
Your day to day responsibilities will include:
Prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the feet by:
1. examining patients' feet to determine the nature and extent of conditions, deformities and injuries
2. examining and treating foot disabilities caused by diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and other neuropathies
3. prescribing and arranging the fabrication of footwear to correct foot abnormalities
4. performing minor surgery to remove and improve abnormal conditions
5. prescribing and fitting replaceable pads, palliative and functional supports and other devices for the protection and correction of foot abnormalities
6. advising patients about continued treatment and foot care
7. assisting health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability, and other health-related issues.
To be considered, you must have the following skills and qualifications;
1. Possession of a degree or equivalent qualification from an approved course recognised by
the appropriate professional association. Current registration with the appropriate
Registration Board. Eligibility for membership of the appropriate professional association.
2. Demonstrated ability to provide high quality discipline specific assessment, prevention,
treatment and intervention to achieve maximal outcomes for a broad range of clients and
3. Demonstrated high level communication skills.
4. Demonstrated knowledge or the motivation and ability to gain knowledge of Primary
Health Care principles and issues in rural and remote communities. Preparedness to
undertake further study in this area, if required.
5. Demonstrated ability to operate independently and participate in a multidisciplinary team.
6. Awareness of local health issues and a demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse
7. Current unencumbered 'C' class driver's licence.
8. Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite, or willingness and capacity to learn.
9. Registered, or ability to be registered, with Medicare as a provider of Medicare Benefits
10. To be considered you must be an Australian or NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident, or have a
relevant visa allowing you to live and work in Australia with no restrictions. This organisation does
not undertake visa sponsorships.
1. Membership of the appropriate professional association.
2. Experience working for a not for profit organisation.
Please note: Due to the nature of these roles, you will need a current, unrestricted 'C' class Australian Driver's Licence and be be comfortable travelling by road and/or small planes to communities within the catchment area.
Why join the organisation?
A fantastic range of ADDITIONAL benefits will also be provided, including:
- Annual leave loading of 17.5%;
- 5 weeks annual leave;
- Annual return flight home;
- Relocation costs reimbursed (negotiable up to $5,000); and
- Up to 4 weeks free accommodation, to assist in your initial transition/ relocation to Mount Isa.
This organisation is one of the largest health service providers in North and West Queensland. You'll be joining a vibrant community and a close-knit team where you will be well supported and have plenty of learning, ongoing professional, and career development opportunities!
Use your knowledge and passion to make a valuable contribution to the Longreach community - Apply Now! Job No: 100 02512
The largest town in Central Western Queensland, Longreach is the region's main administrative centre and caters for an ever-expanding tourism sector. A location of choice for both comfortable outback living and business investment, the Longreach Region is strategically located to support both a vibrant economy and a dynamic and connected community.
- You must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for these roles;
- All final applicants for these positions will be asked to consent to a criminal record check; and
- Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply
Following successful placement eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives.
This position may also be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development, for more information see link:
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