Locum Physiotherapist Grade 2

Job Title: Locum Physiotherapist Grade 2
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Craigieburn, Victoria
Industry: Allied Health
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date:
Reference: LOCPHYS_1609893793
Contact Name: Permanent Team
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jan 22, 2021

Job Description

Overall Position Purpose

  • The Grade 2 Physiotherapist will hold responsibility for the provision of a high standard of clinical services to eligible clients in our community. Key deliverables for this role are to provide individualised, re-enabling/restorative, evidence-based physiotherapy assessments, clinical interventions, education, empowerment and self-management.
  • This position contributes to the success of the orginsation by operating as a physiotherapist within the Physical Wellbeing Team.
  • This position provides client-centred care, a high standard of clinical services and expertise with one on one and/or group interventions for elderly, disabled, ATSI, refugee/asylum seekers and other eligible clients in the Northern Metropolitan area of Melbourne.

Duties and Responsibilities

Service Delivery - Client Experience

  • Protect the confidentiality of all clients, participants and staff at all times.
  • Undertake accurate, timely assessments and interventions to internal and external clients consistent with team scope and individual scope of practice as determined by regular clinical supervision.
  • Develop care plans in collaboration with clients/participants and other stakeholders to work towards client-centred goals.
  • Identify need for additional support services with the client/participant in care plans. Make appropriate internal and external referrals for group or individual interventions to support a coordinated approach to better health outcomes for the client/participant.
  • Provide follow up reviews, interventions and self-management strategies to empower the client/participant to achieve agreed goals in line with chronic disease best practice principles.
  • Provide feedback to clients/participants, referrers and other stakeholders outlining assessment findings, agreed goals and recommendations Feedback should be provided within 14 days of initial contact, or if changes in health status warrants further correspondence.
  • Where appropriate, provide reports to NDIS Support Coordinators at required intervals to demonstrate effectiveness of the service in reaching the participants' goals.
  • Ensure that client files supports the standard for documentation best practice, the funding body business rules and upholds the values of the organisation.
  • Develop, run and evaluate group based programs that support clients to improve control of their own health and encourages integration into the community, e.g. water-based, gym-based, condition-based groups with emphasis on social inclusion and community access.
  • Supervise and support Grade 1 physiotherapists and Allied Health Assistants as required.
  • Supervise and support Physiotherapy and Allied Health Assistant students as required.
  • Support and contribute to service delivery growth and development opportunities in the Northern Growth Corridor.
  • Identify and support quality improvement processes identified as relevant to the service delivery area
  • Identify and support quality improvement processes from a client, quality and organisational view
  • Practice effective Infection Control Procedures
  • Participate in ongoing Professional Development to meet registration requirement as specified by AHPRA.
  • Participate in research activities in partnership with other agencies.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor Degree of Physiotherapy
  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Agency (AHPRA) and evidence of current registration, to be demonstrated annually.
  • SWEP credentialing (Minimum green) or able to apply for credentialing.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Current Registration as a Physiotherapist with AHPRA.
  • Sound theoretical knowledge base and the commitment to continuing Professional Development to ensure best practice/evidence-based interventions are followed.
  • Well-developed clinical skills and demonstrated ability to support a coordinated approach by working with a range of stakeholders to improve health outcomes as agreed with your clients.
  • Experience working as a Physiotherapist in a Community Setting including work with CALD, Aged, clients with or at risk of chronic diseases as well as clients with disabilities.
  • Experience conducting, developing and evaluating therapeutic and/or health education groups.
  • Experience supervising Grade 1/junior physiotherapists as well as students and Allied Health Assistants.
  • Appreciation of a culture of risk management and mitigation.

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