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Peninsula Health
Reference Number 24432
Position Title Physiotherapist - Grade 2 (Falls Prevention Service)
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Location All Sites - Community & Continuing Care and Allied Health
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This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified Physiotherapist to join a multidisciplinary team at Peninsula Health Falls Prevention Service that offers a supportive environment dedicated to best practice in falls prevention and healthy ageing.

About Peninsula Health
Peninsula Health provides public healthcare services to residents of the Mornington Peninsula.

Our hospitals and emergency departments are located at Frankston and Rosebud, and we provide a wide range of community health, dental, rehabilitation, mental health, palliative care ad aged care services from campuses at Frankston, Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud.
Person centred care is at the heart of everything we do, guided by our values of Services, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Excellence.
For more information on Peninsula health please feel welcome to visit our website

Position Summary
The Physiotherapist is a valued member of the multi disciplinary falls prevention team at Peninsula Health and delivers specialist home based falls risk assessments and specialist physiotherapy assessment at the centre based falls clinics on a regular basis and short term home based or centre based physiotherapy interventions as required.

Key Responsibilities
• Work within the scope of practice of a specialist falls prevention clinician
• Triage referrals
• Deliver timely specialist falls risk assessments
• Develop an individualised falls management plan in collaboration with the client
• Provide short term physiotherapy interventions where required,
• Conduct a review of client’s progress in approximately 3 months from initial assessment
• Timely discharge with appropriate hand over where indicated
• Provide safe and effective care to patients within the designated caseload
• Ensure a high standard of service is delivered at all times
• Demonstrate positive workplace behaviours and relationships at all times
• Maintain up to date professional development
• Coordinate and participate in relevant quality improvement activities.

Essential Criteria
• Current registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (via AHPRA).
• Current Victorian Driver’s licence.
• Experience in delivering home based assessment/intervention
• Advanced ability to assess and manage falls risk in community dwelling elderly people considering all relevant aspects of the person and their environment
• Demonstrated competence in physiotherapy assessment and rehabilitation of elderly clients at risk of falls.
• Demonstrated commitment to professional development, quality improvement and evidence based practice.
• Computer literacy.
• High level of verbal and written communication skills.

• Supportive multidisciplinary team
• Opportunity to develop further expertise in gerontology and vestibular rehabilitation
• Focus on work-life balance including flexible work arrangements
• Salary Packaging

How to apply

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3. Type in the reference number (located at the top of the ad)
4. Re click 'Apply Now’ and follow the prompts to upload your Resume and Cover letter

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If you have any questions specific to the positon you are applying for, please feel welcome to contact the hiring manager via the contact details below.

Other Information

• Ensuring the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is at the heart of everything we do. As part of this commitment, all new members of our team must meet the immunisation requirements of their role prior to commencement.
• Peninsula Health is committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
• Peninsula Health believes in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce where each person’s uniqueness is valued. Peninsula Health believes that by embracing the diverse life experiences and perspectives of our people, we will provide high-quality health care to all members of our community – regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, religion or sexual orientation.

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Selection Criteria Essential: Are you a Physiotherapist currently registered with AHPRA?
Essential: Do you have experience delivering community and home based assessments and interventions for elderly clients?
Essential: Do you have a current Victorian drivers licence?
Essential: Do you have experience or demonstrated interest in the delivery of falls risk assessments and care plans for community dwelling elderly clients?
Contact Person Lavanya Sundararajan
Contact Number 0418170590
Contact Email lsundararajan@phcn.vic.gov.au
Closing Date 18/10/2018
Position Description PD Physio Grade 2 Sep 18.pdf