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February

Casual Allied Health Assistant- Physiotherapy

ST VINCENT'S HOSPITAL - Kew, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Grade 2 Allied Health Assistant - Physiotherapy

  • Casual Weekend Position
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Friendly and dynamic team

About St. Vincent's
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent's Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 5,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About the Department
The Physiotherapy Department provides high quality clinical services across a spectrum of acute, sub-acute and outpatient services. The Department works as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide assessment, treatment and a range of therapeutic services to optimise patient care and maximise function. The Department is committed to fostering excellence in evidence based clinical care, research and education.

About the Role
An opportunity currently exists for an Allied Health Assistant to join the Physiotherapy team on a casual basis. This role is for casual hours on Saturday mornings at the St George's Kew campus and works under the direction of a Grade 2 Physiotherapist. This position is responsible for assisting physiotherapists to provide high quality clinical management of patients, in particular mobilising patients, supervising patient exercise sessions, conducting exercise classes, as well as other duties as directed.

The classifications for this position will be Allied Health Assistant Grade 2 TC1 ($57,700 per annum).

Duties

  • Implementation of treatment as directed including exercises, mobility, gait aid provision
  • Coordination of gym and hydrotherapy programs as directed
  • Accurate treatment monitoring and evaluation of patients programs and conditions
  • Maintain effective communication with all team members including reporting back to the supervising physiotherapist regarding patient management and progress.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience working in a team
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to undertake a broad range of patient and non-patient related tasks
  • Certificate IV Allied Health Assistant Qualification or
  • A degree in Human Movement, Exercise Physiology, Physical Education or
  • Currently enrolled in a Physiotherapy Degree, having completed clinical placements

Benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park


Application
Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

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