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.
- 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.