Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind
Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and communitybased 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. Four 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, Alcohol and Drug Services.
Overview of the work area and position
The Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Service (RACS) is a vibrant and diverse Division within CHS 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.
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 (TTCP) and community based physiotherapy services.
Under professional supervision from the Lead Professional for Physiotherapists, Physiotherapists are responsible for the provision of physiotherapy services in individual or group-based sessions, delivering high quality patient centred care and positive patient outcomes.
Two vacancies at Health Professional 3 level have opened an opportunity to join the rehabilitation physiotherapy team. This is a growing team of physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and allied health assistants delivering rehabilitation and aged care services across the acute, sub-acute and community sectors. This is an exceptional team of highly motivated physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and allied health assistants providing evidence based care to patients with neurological disorders, amputees and elderly clients with multiple co-morbidities. This team delivers services at multiple locations including The Canberra Hospital in Garran, patient's homes and the University of Canberra Hospital in Bruce.
Mandatory: Degree in Physiotherapy. Registered (or eligible for registration) with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Applicants must have a minimum of three years (ideal five years) post-qualification experience. Current driver's licence.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to: Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check. Comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing requirements for allied health professionals. Comply with Canberra Health Services Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy (OMU).
There are two positions available, one permanent and one temporary for up to two years with a possibility of extension. Successful applicants may be merit listed. This merit list may be used to fill other similar temporary or permanent full time Canberra ACT Australia (+1 other)
Health Professional Level 3 - Physiotherapist Canberra ACT ACT Health Canberra ACT