Position Summary: To provide physiotherapy services to acute, midwifery, community outpatients, rehabilitative services and transitional care program, emergency department and aged care. Responsibilities: Clinical Skills and Abilities ï· Provide physiotherapy services, as rostered, to patients in acute wards, the Community Rehabilitation Centre, Midwifery, Inpatient Subacute Unit, Transitional Care Program (TCP), Aged Care, Community Outpatients, Pediatrics, Emergency Department and Hydrotherapy, on a rotational basis. ï· To make an assessment of patient's conditions, establish treatment goals and implement techniques by which these goals shall be met in clinical practice. ï· To provide physiotherapy management for clients in both an individual and/or group setting, as per rotation/roster. ï· Participate in prenatal/postnatal management and New Mother's classes as required. ï· Provision of outreach services. ï· Participate in teaching and education programs for nursing, allied health and other hospital staff in relation to physiotherapy, including back care and correct lifting seminars. Swan Hill District Health implements the No Lifting policy. ï· To provide recommendations, advice and assistance to other staff, clients and carers with regard to manual handling, patient mobility and use/application of equipment. ï· To prescribe and assist in the provision of appropriate aids and equipment. ï· Perform other related duties as directed by the Executive Officer and Physiotherapy Manager. ï· In rotation with other physiotherapy staff, to provide a weekend service as required. Personal/Professional Development ï· To maintain an up to date knowledge and skill base to facilitate best possible client care. ï· To maintain an active professional development program by: o Attendance and participation in relevant courses, workshops, lectures, etc. o Sharing of knowledge with other staff through in-service and journal club programs. Customer Service ï· To provide education and act as a resource to: o Other staff, students, clients and carers. o Community groups and other agencies as appropriate and required. ï· To work in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct as set down by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. ï· To comply with the Swan Hill District Health Code of Conduct. ï· At all times promote good interpersonal relationships both within and outside of the Physiotherapy department, team and organisation. Teamwork and Communication ï· To make verbal or written reports on patient condition, progress and recommendations. ï· To liaise regularly with Physiotherapy Manager and Department Heads on client and administrative matters relating to work areas. ï·To attend team meetings as required and work in conjunction with other disciplines to achieve common goals. ï· Effective delegation of appropriate tasks to the Allied Health Assistant. ï· Participate in regular supervision sessions with Senior Physiotherapists. Documentation and Administration ï· Maintain statistics as required. ï· To record assessments, actions/treatment and progress in patient files in a timely manner. ï· Maintain an up to date written program for any groups conducted. ï· Participate in ongoing development, revision and implementation of policies and procedures. Key Selection Criteria: ï· Bachelor of Physiotherapy or equivalent from a recognised university or college institution ï· Current registration with AHPRA ï· Demonstrated clinical skills in diverse range of physiotherapy practice ï· Ability to work independently without direct clinical supervision, and with initiative. ï· Ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team and with community members ï· Excellent communication and organisational skills ï· To be flexible and adaptable to varied clinical areas of physiotherapy Desirable: ï· A good knowledge of quality improvement and the Australian public health system ï· Experience in public speaking and providing group education ï· Current Driver's License ï· All applicants must be able to obtain a Medicare Provider number for SHDH site/s as required and commit to the contracted 100% donation model of MBS revenue to SHDH.
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