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Physiotherapist / ED Care Coordinator Grade 2

St Vincent's Hospital

  • Excellent benefits including salary packaging
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Work for one of Australia’s leading hospital groups
  • Permanent, Part Time, 24 hours per week

About the Role
This position has two components of providing care coordination and physiotherapy in the community and also within the Emergency Department.

In the community, you will oversee a small caseload of clients with varied health and social needs in a person-centred approach. This role includes conducting comprehensive holistic assessments, coordinating health and social care needs, monitoring achievement of client goals, facilitating assessment and required intervention from other health care professionals to meet identified client needs, managing risk and ensuring appropriate linkages with hospital and community services. As a Physiotherapist, you will also provide assessment, intervention and management to achieve optional functional recovery, encourage self-management and promote empowerment for clients to improve their health outcomes, wellbeing and quality of life. Physiotherapy intervention is prioritised for those clients experiencing safety, function and medical issues that impact on functional independence.

ED care coordination will include comprehensive assessment of patients within our identified target groups to ensure safe discharges, referrals to appropriate services, identification of risks and ensuring allocation of hospital and community resources in an efficient and cost-effective manner. You will also provide timely and effective physiotherapy specific assessment and treatment as part of a secondary contact physiotherapy service within the ED. Common presentations include aged care and falls related injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, fracture management, vestibular, and cardiorespiratory concerns. In collaboration with your fellow ED physiotherapists and the Primary Contact Practitioner in ED (Grade 3 Physiotherapist) you will assist in the development of the ED Physiotherapy service.

The classifications range for this position is Physiotherapist Grade 2 VB1 – VB4 ($86,730 - $99,699 per annum, pro rata for part time).

Your Contribution

  • Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Eligible for registration/membership with AHPRA
  • Minimum 4 years post graduate physiotherapy experience collectively in the fields of acute, sub-acute, or community
  • Experience with prioritizing patients and hospital demands
  • Broad Physiotherapy assessment and treatment skills, including musculoskeletal, cardio respiratory, neurological and geriatric presentations

What we Offer

  • A focus on wellbeing initiatives, with regular events and programs
  • Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities
  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • In the heart of Fitzroy, CBD at our doorstep, close to some of Melbourne’s best cafes, public transport and lots of carparks
  • Discounts and Promotions always available through our Foundation

About the Department
This position is based at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne within the Emergency Department and providing outreach into the community. It involves working as part of an interdisciplinary team in a hybrid care coordinator and physiotherapist model.

This position is part of ALERT within the Healthcare for the Homeless program (HftH). HftH has a base of services within St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and currently supports clients who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness, and other psychosocial vulnerabilities. This service aims to integrate and coordinate existing services within St Vincent’s Hospital and guide the development of new services to meet the need of the target client group.

Key target groups include patients with complex needs who are impacted by one or more of the following key factors: substance use, mental health issues, homelessness, disability, complex aged care issues, family violence and Aboriginal health.

Operationally the role has strong links with the Health Independence Program (HIP). HIP offers a comprehensive range of specialist clinics, services and rehabilitation programs, providing rapid response health management, short-medium term care coordination, specific allied health interventions and health education. HIP enables clients to be the decision makers of their care, and support clients through self –management to achieve their healthcare goals.

Hours of Duty:

  • Primarily will be shifts of 830-1700 but will also include shifts of 730-1600 and 1300-2100hrs; 7 day week roster
  • Weekends and public holidays as rostered
  • Other extended hours may be required as per roster requirements

Working at St Vincent’s
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services and is driven by values of Compassion, Justice, Integrity and Excellence.

Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

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.
We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Inclusion is essential to our mission and diversity reflects the community we serve.
Please visit our website, for further information regarding our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment at SVHM.
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 in healthcare settings. You may therefore be required to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).
This position is subject to a Victorian government direction regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Successful applicants must meet these vaccination requirements. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

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PhysiotherapySt Vincent's Hospital
Location Melbourne
Job Reference Number JR134197
Classification Physiotherapy
Sub Classification Physiotherapy
Job Type Permanent/Part-Time
Estimated Salary Package Not Applicable
Closing Date 09-01-2024

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