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Physiotherapist

  • Caulfield, VIC, Australia, 3162
  • Permanent
  • Closing on: Feb 10 2023

Physiotherapist- Full time- Grade 2

Inpatient progressive neurology and palliative care

public health award and benefits, brand new state-of-the art hospital

 

Do you have a passion to work in adult progressive neurology and palliative care? Do you thrive in a team environment, providing a person centred approach to care delivery? Apply now!

We are seeking a Physiotherapist to join our inpatient multidisciplinary Allied Health team at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem. Call to discuss your career progression, professional development goals and discover the opportunities available for you.

  • Join one of Australia’s leading health, community and aged care providers
  • Thrive in our Physiotherapy team that is committed to quality care and innovation
  • Be part of our renowned friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team culture
  • Benefit from dedicated clinical supervision, mentoring & professional development support.
  • Join us at our new state of the art hospital precinct in Caulfield.
  • Hospital fleet vehicles for staff use.
  • Excellent salary packaging options available and public health EBA including ADOs for full time staff, long service leave and personal leave entitlements.

About Calvary Health Care Bethlehem – Caulfield South, Victoria

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem (CHCB) is a 32 bed health care facility providing a range of inpatient, community and ambulatory services for palliative care and progressive neurological conditions.  CHCB is also an NDIS service provider. In January 2023, we moved into our brand new state of the art facility in Caulfield. 

Vaccination against COVID-19 is a mandatory requirement for healthcare workers in Victoria, and as such, all employees at Calvary Health Care must provide evidence of Vaccination. Evidence of vaccinations related to the role will be required and requested during the on boarding process for successful applicants.

All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask.  Additional PPE requirements are role-dependant.

 

Our service streams include:

  • Inpatient service: 32 bed ward with a mix of progressive neurology and palliative care beds
  • Outpatient - Statewide Progressive Neurological Disease Service: Specialist interdisciplinary assessment and management service for people with a diagnosed progressive neurological disease such as Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsonian Syndromes
  • Community Palliative Care Service:  Our service provides practical assistance, care coordination,  symptom management, and psychosocial support, delivered in the local community catchment area
  • NDIS provider Service: providing a range of allied health therapies and Specialist Behaviour Support, delivered across metropolitan Melbourne to adult participants under 65 years old with progressive neurological conditions
  • Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)- CHSP clients are over 65 years old and require Speech Pathology services to support functional independence, safety and participation, delivered in our  local community catchment area. CHSP clients may have goals to support them with ageing, chronic health conditions, or other progressive neurological conditions.

About the role

If you are a Physiotherapist with experience in palliative and/or neurological service provision and well established core assessment and intervention skills, this role could be the next level of challenge you need to progress your career.

The Physiotherapy Department at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem is seeking an outstanding applicant to join our very experienced Physiotherapy team, with current vacancies available in our inpatient streams.  

There may be opportunities available to rotate across service streams which align to the candidate's skills and the broader needs of the department through rotations and leave cover as required and negotiated.

Our inpatient Physiotherapy service includes management of adults with progressive neurological and palliative conditions who are admitted to the ward for assessment, symptom management and end of life care. 

Balancing quality of life and dignity of risk, the Physiotherapist supports patients with their goals and future planning needs to manage symptoms, mobility, respiratory function among other targeted interventions. The Physiotherapist works regularly with the whole care team including community palliative providers, Motor Neurone Disease Victoria, community allied health providers, NDIS support workers etc.

Bethlehem has a strong culture promoting research, learning and development. All team members receive regular supervision and opportunities to participate in education, quality improvement and research activities. Student clinical placements are also supported by the department.

 

What you bring 

  • Qualified AHPRA registered Physiotherapist
  • Current Driver Licence
  • Experience working with palliative and/or progressive neurological client groups (MND and HD)
  • Interest in developing skills in progressive neurology and palliative Physiotherapy
  • Committed to ongoing learning
  • Dedicated team player with other team members and within the Physiotherapy department to problem solve solutions, discharge planning and able to support other Physiotherapy streams when required, i.e. leave cover
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in prescription of assistive technology (including wheelchairs)
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills

 

Desirable

  • Interest in research and participating in presentation of education programs
  • Experience in postural assessment and prescription of wheelchairs

Benefits

 This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading mission based health care organisation. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality. Graduates also are not required to work night shifts, free onsite car parking, free uniform and access to fee free further education with our partnership with UTAS.  Further details are available here: https://www.calvarycare.org.au/careers/benefits/

 

About Calvary

Founded in 1885 by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, Calvary is a charitable, not-for-profit, Catholic health care organisation. Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care to the most vulnerable, including those reaching the end of their life. With over 18,000 staff and volunteers, we have a national network of 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care service centres

Calvary continues the mission of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, a mission focused on caring for those who are sick, dying and in need.  We express our values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect through “being for others” exemplified by the Spirit of Calvary and the example of Venerable Mary Potter.


As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person, regardless of their religion, race, gender, cultural background or choices. 

We strongly encourage candidates from wide-ranging backgrounds, identities and experiences to apply.

How to join the team

To join our diverse, compassionate and dedicated team for a rewarding Calvary career, please submit an online application.  Emailed applications will not be accepted.

 

Applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Candidates must hold Australian or NZ Citizenship or the capacity to permanently work in Australia.

As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.

Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

Please contact for enquiries:

Stephanie Williams Allied health Head of Department phone 03 9834 9524

Email: Stephanie.Williams@calvarycare.org.au

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