33249 - 01K58


Podiatrist
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 24 June 2019

Classification: Health Professional Level 2
Salary: $64,347 - $88,335
Position No: 33249 - 01K58
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 06 June 2019
Contact Officer: Amanda McLean on amanda.mclean@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 1229


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused 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.
  • Three 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 and alcohol and drug services.
CHS is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.
Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Services (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within CHS providing multidisciplinary rehab, aged and community based care across a range of settings.  This includes Canberra Hospital, Community Health Centres and the Village Creek Centre in Kambah.  Our staff are committed to the delivery of health services that reflect CHS’s values:  care, excellence, collaboration and integrity.
The University of Canberra Hospital (UCH), Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research is located on the grounds of the University of Canberra. The hospital, the ACT’s first sub-acute rehabilitation hospital, is part of CHS’s network of health facilities designed to meet the needs of our ageing and growing population.
RACS services work collaboratively with the individuals, his/her carers and other services within and external to CHS.  CHS is a values-led Directorate.
Overview of the work area and position:
Community Care Podiatry services are offered from community health centres across the ACT. Scope of practice includes screening and evaluation of risk, general podiatry treatment, nail surgery, biomechanical assessment and orthotic therapy, wound management and health promotion. We pride ourselves on our continual drive for high quality patient care. In this role you will be part of a friendly and engaging interprofessional program.  The podiatry team has strong peer support and supervision structures. Community Care Podiatry provides services for National Disability Insurance Scheme participants as well as Commonwealth Home Support Program clientele.
Under indirect supervision of the Community Care Podiatry Manager, the Podiatrist is responsible for the provision of high-quality clinical assessments and interventions in the outpatient setting. This involves, promoting positive client outcomes through the provision of high-quality clinical services, networking, health promotion activities and education in/across designated areas or units as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Mandatory:
  • Degree in Podiatry, or recognised equivalent
  • Be registered or be eligible for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Desirable:
  • Current unrestricted drivers licence
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
  • Compliance Certificate from OMU (Occupational Medicine Unit) relating to assessment, screening and vaccination processes against specified infectious diseases.
  • If practicing clinically (providing direct clinical care to patients or supervising staff providing direct clinical care to patients) as an allied health professional in any capacity at any time in Canberra Health Service facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with Canberra Health Service credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any appointment being made.
Note:
This is a temporary position available for 12 months. A merit pool will be created to fill similar temporary and permanent positions over the coming 12 months. Selection may be based on written application and referee reports only.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.

Note

This is a temporary position available for 12 months.

Career interest categories:

Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services