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Physiotherapist

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions20 Positions
  • Published At:2 months ago
  • Job no: 59901
  • Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Physiotherapy

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.

 

  • Permanent or Fixed-term 
  • Full-Time 
  • Physiotherapist Grade 1 to Grade 3 
  • Salary Range $61,334 - $109,917
  • Alfred Health locations
  • Staff benefits

 

Are you a Physiotherapist looking for your next challenge? Come join the Alfred Health Allied Health Team!

 

The Department

Alfred Health’s Physiotherapy Department includes an acute service to the patients of The Alfred and Sandringham Hospitals, and a subacute service to Caulfield Hospital. 
The Acute Physiotherapy Service is organised into five functional streams, namely: Intensive Care, Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, PAN (Progressive Illness, Aged Care and Neurosciences), and Sandringham. The first four streams are located at The Alfred site, with the fifth and latter stream based at the Sandringham site. The Acute Physiotherapy Service consists of approximately 62.0 eft and 120 people. The Subacute Physiotherapy service includes streams of Health of the Older Person (HOP), Subacute Musculoskeletal Rehab, Subacute Neurological Rehab and Aquired Brain Injury (ABI). The physiotherapy service includes inpatient fast and slow stream rehab, as well as to our bed substitution model in 'Better at Home' - rehab of patients in their own home environment. This team is approximately 40 EFT.

The Alfred Health Physiotherapy Service has a proud history of clinical and academic excellence. It remains strongly committed to further pursuing excellence in physiotherapy.
Alfred Health’s Physiotherapy Department is a Physiotherapy Clinical School, for both La Trobe and Monash Universities.
Alfred Health’s Physiotherapy Department is committed to improving the level of evidence for physiotherapy best practise, through clinical research.

 

The Role

The Grade 1 Physiotherapist will be involved in rotations across The Alfred, Caulfield and Sandringham Hospital sites. The position will rotate across all clinical areas serviced by the Alfred Health Physiotherapy Service and will also be involved in the provision of an after-hours, weekend and public holiday service. The Grade 1 will work closely with the relevant Grade 2, 3 or 4 physiotherapists to ensure the provision of best practice patient care and the achievement of maximal operational effectiveness. The Grade 1 physiotherapist will contribute to the smooth and efficient running of the physiotherapy service by taking on an identified portfolio. The portfolio may be clinical, operational, research or quality improvement in nature.

 

The Grade 2 Physiotherapist is responsible for the ongoing development and provision of physiotherapy services to the units, and programs assigned to the senior physiotherapist, which is dependent upon the specific rotation, in consultation with a senior clinician(s) and stream leader at the level of a developing expert. The Grade 2 physiotherapist is also responsible for the education of physiotherapy students and the supervision and professional development of Grade 1 staff assigned to their units.   The Grade 2 physiotherapist has an important role in contributing to the development of individuals, the clinical team and the physiotherapy service through good leadership, teamwork and communication.

 

The Grade 3 Physiotherapist provides high-quality assessment and management of patients as well as leadership in the development of a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach to achieve optimal patient care and outcomes and to minimise clinical risk. The Grade 3 Physiotherapist will enhance the clinical and professional skills of the Physiotherapy Department staff and students.

Providing regular clinical supervision to junior staff and AHAs to engender excellence in the Physiotherapy Service. The Grade 3 Physiotherapist will promote a culture of ongoing learning and development within the team.

 

Skills/Qualifications Required

  • Essential:

  • Physiotherapists registered to practice in the state of Victoria (AHPRA)
  • Ability to plan and manage caseload, to co-ordinate/delegate workloads as appropriate, within the stream as delegated.
  • Capacity to effectively manage issues both up and down the line of accountability.
  • Competence in teaching physiotherapists, undergraduate students and other staff.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Ability to objectively assess and improve the quality of service being provided, at the level of the clinical unit, as delegated
  • Contribute to research relevant to physiotherapy practice, at a level of a beginning researcher.
  • Excellent intra and inter personal skills, including time management, verbal and written communication, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office.

 

Staff Benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Onsite parking (subject to availability)
  • Gym and library facilities (Alfred Hospital)
  • Child care services (Alfred Hospital)
  • Close to public transport and shops

 

If you are interested in the opportunity to join one of Australia's leading health care providers, then we want to hear from you.

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Batchelor at e.batchelor@alfred.org.au

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza with a TGA approved vaccine and must provide evidence of their vaccination status. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.    

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

  • Published on 10 Aug 2022, 5:41 AM