44508 - 01OSI

Physiotherapy Assistant
Part-time Temporary

Closes: 01 April 2020

Classification: Allied Health Assistant 2
Salary: $53,533 - $59,601 plus superannuation
Position No: 44508 - 01OSI
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 18 March 2020
Contact Officer: Grant Shaw on grant.shaw@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 0074

Canberra Health Service (CHS) is a values-led Directorate. Our values guide our day-to-day actions, behaviours, decisions and communications to successfully deliver the best services to meet the needs of our community. They were developed by us, for us and are unique to our work.
CHS provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community-based health services to the ACT and surrounding region.
The key strategic priority for acute services is to deliver timely access to effective and safe hospital care services. The hospital delivers a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services, including complex procedures in areas such as cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neonatal intensive care.
Strong links exist between hospital and community-based services, as many of the operational divisions deliver services across the continuum of care to ensure continuity of care for patients. The community based services of CHS include Early Childhood, Youth and Women’s Health; Dental Services, Rehabilitation and Community Care; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services. In addition, Justice Health Services are provided within the Territory’s detention facilities.
CHS is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.
Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Service (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within Canberra Health Service providing multidisciplinary rehabilitation, aged and community based care across a range of settings. A purpose built rehabilitation hospital, the University of Canberra Hospital (UCH), is part of Canberra Health Service’s planned network of health facilities designed to meet the needs of our ageing and growing population.
Overview of the work area and position
The RACS Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology service is a dynamic team of physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and allied health assistants.  We work to enhance function, activity, and independence for patients.  We treat and manage patients requiring rehabilitation with a range of conditions and injuries, including neurological disorders, amputations, musculoskeletal injuries, and chronic conditions. There are a wide variety of service delivery teams within RACS including: inpatient and community based rehabilitation, inpatient acute care of the elderly, a community based falls and falls injury prevention program, a Transitional Therapy and Care Program and community based physiotherapy services.
Under the direct or indirect supervision of an Allied Health Professional (AHP), the Physiotherapy Assistant plays a key role in the day to day functioning of the Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology Rehabilitation team, working flexibly and effectively as a team member providing services to the community.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to setting up and monitoring patients undertaking exercise either one on one or in a group setting; provision of educational materials to patients and their relatives; assisting with intake and clinic management; computer-based data entry and clinical file documentation; equipment ordering and maintenance; assisting patients to walk with a variety of mobility aids and booking appointments using an electronic patient administration system.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy), or equivalent.
  • Current driver’s licence.
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. If practising 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 CHS facilities, the person occupying this position will be required to comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any offer of employment being made.
  • Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
This is a temporary position available for three months. This position is part-time at (14:42) hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata. The Physiotherapy Assistant may be required to work flexibly across services, locations and participate in a weekend roster.

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This is a temporary position available for three months. This position is part-time at (14:42) hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata.

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