Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.
CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
• The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
• University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
• Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
• Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
• A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.
Overview of the Work Area and Position
Physiotherapy within Acute Allied Health Services (AAHS) provides services to a range of clients in acute inpatient and specialised outpatient settings. This position rotates across inpatient and specialised outpatient services. Our Physiotherapists work closely with patients, carers, referrers, other health care professionals and multidisciplinary teams to achieve safe high-quality patient 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 designated 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.
• Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in Physiotherapy.
• Be registered (or eligible for registration) with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
• At least one year of full-time equivalent work experience as a physiotherapist.
• Current drivers’ licence.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
• Undergo a pre-employment National Police check;
• Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
• Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
There are several temporary positions available for 12 months. You will be required to participate in an overtime roster. A merit list/merit pool will be created from this recruitment round and this may be used to fill temporary and permanent positions at level over the next 12 months.
• Provide appropriate physiotherapy assessment and intervention to patients using established principles, techniques and methods under supervision in an acute setting.
• Effectively communicate and collaboratively work with; patients and carers, the multidisciplinary team, and service providers to ensure quality service delivery across the continuum of care.
• Complete case, program and activity records to standards required while ensuing following data retention polices.
• Exercise independent judgement on routine matters and under gradually decreasing professional supervision when performing novel, complex or critical tasks.
• Assist in the supervision and education of Health Professional 1, students, allied health assistants and other non-professional staff, and participate in education programs for area of clinical service delivery.
• Participate in organisation and implementation of clinical governance activities, research programs, health promotion and quality improvement projects in relevant areas.
• Participate in supervision, continuing professional development and performance appraisal and development.
• Undertaking other duties as directed, within the approved scope of clinical practice.
These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your curriculum vitae 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 knowledge of clinical governance with commitment to and experience in; quality improvement activities, performance evaluation, clinical supervision and education, research and health promotion.
5. Demonstrates a commitment to Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.
How to Apply
To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and provide two written referee reports 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.
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