Regional Physiotherapist, Transitional Care Program - Whyalla and Port Augusta

Location: Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network, Whyalla and Port Augusta
Salary: Indicative Total Remuneration: $92,017 - $106,446 p.a - Ongoing Full Time - AHP2
Closing Date: 7 November 2021

Working on a full- time ongoing basis, you will apply your clinical experience, increasingly generalist and / or specialist clinical knowledge and professional competence to plan, implement and evaluate a comprehensive and integrated range of services, appropriate to the needs of the local community in Whyalla and Port Augusta.  The Regional Physiotherapist works under reduced clinical direction, and may contribute to the clinical supervision of less experienced allied health professionals, allied health assistants and students. As a member of a multi-professional team, including health professionals and service providers from other sectors, the Regional Physiotherapist utilises a combination of preventative, early intervention, treatment / therapy and evaluation approaches. 

The Transition Care Program provides short-term care for older people to help them recover after a hospital stay.
Transition care can last up to 12 weeks and take place in:

  • an aged care (nursing) home
  • a person’s home
  • the community
  • a mix of all of these.

The program provides different kinds of care and support, such as:

  • low-intensity therapy including allied health services (physiotherapy, podiatry, social work and occupational therapy)
  • nursing support
  • personal care.

When you join our dynamic workforce you will escape the hustle and bustle of city life and be able to take advantage of the endless possibilities for adventure relaxation, recreation and sightseeing. In Flinders and Upper North LHN you can experience cultural diversity, outback locations and regional city conveniences, whilst working in innovative roles to improve the community's health outcomes and wellbeing.

To be successful it is essential that you meet the minimum requirements of the role outlined in the Role Description.

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Screening/Check and specific immunisation requirements. COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination) (COVID-19) Directions 2021 to work in SA Health/health care setting.

Suitably qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given preference as a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and sections 34(2) and 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

 For further information and to apply visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/careers and search for Job Ref: 770626

 Contact Officer : Hannah Carling

Contact phone: (08) 8669 7754

Contact email: Hannah.carling@sa.gov.au