23806 - 01QAF

Exercise Physiologist
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 14 July 2020

Classification: Health Professional Officer Level 3
Salary: $94,606 - $99,687 (up to $104,631 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 23806 - 01QAF
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 30 June 2020
Contact Officer: Sarah Mcgrath on sarah.mcgrath@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 3616

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‚Äźbased 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.
  • Seven 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:
The Exercise Physiology Department is based within Acute Allied Health Services and provides Exercise Physiology services to a range of clients in an inpatient and outpatient setting. The Exercise Physiology Department specialises in the provision of clinical exercise prescription and lifestyle modification for individuals with chronic disease and/or injury. The department also provides support to the School Kids Intervention Program, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart Function Rehabilitation Programs.
Our Exercise Physiologists work closely with patients, carers, referrers, other health care professionals and multidisciplinary teams to achieve safe high-quality patient centred 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 Exercise Physiologist 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 the department, supervision support, and informal and formal professional development opportunities.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Experience in the Exercise Physiology Department (highly desirable)
  • Exercise/Sports Science Degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution.
  • Current accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • At least three year's of full-time equivalent work experience.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
  • Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy.
  • The successful applicant may also be required to provide immunisation status papers.
Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of six months. An order of merit may be established to fill future temporary and/or permanent vacancies at level over the next 12 months. Part-time hours may be considered. This position may be required to participate in overtime, on call, and/or rotation roster.

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This is a temporary position available for a period of six months.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services