Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist: Longreach

Location: Longreach
Salary: $73,978 to $90,666
Closing Date: 31/08/2022

North and West Remote Health (NWRH) are currently seeking an Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist to join their Longreach team, on a full-time basis. As a Physiotherapist, your main aim will be to assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease by:

  •  Administering muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests to identify and assess physical problems of patients;
  • Designing and evaluating treatment programs to address patients' problems;
  • Treating patients to reduce pain, improve circulation, strengthen muscles, improve cardiothoracic, cardiovascular and respiratory functions, restore joint mobility, and improve balance and coordination;
  • Reviewing, continually monitoring, assessing and evaluating programs and treatments; and
  • Assisting health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability, and other health-related issues.

 As an Exercise Physiologist, your focus will be on assessing, planning and implementing exercise programs for preventing and managing chronic diseases and injuries and assisting in restoring optimal physical function, health and wellness by:

  • Screening and risk stratifying to ensure the safety and appropriateness of exercise and physical activity interventions;
  • Assessing a person’s ‘movement’ capacity in people of all ages and levels of health, wellbeing or fitness;
  • Developing safe, effective individualised exercise interventions;
  • Providing health education, advice and support to enhance health and wellbeing;
  • Providing exercise intervention and advice for those at risk of developing a chronic condition or injury; and
  • Managing communication with internal and external stakeholders

There will be some travel with overnight stays required to provide outreach services to communities distant to Longreach. A vehicle, meals and accommodation whilst away will be subsidised by NWRH.

Helping those who may not otherwise receive healthcare and support, you will get to see the real difference your work makes in their lives, allowing clients to live and receive treatment locally. 

For more information about this position please click here Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist | North and West Remote Health (NWRH) (applynow.net.au)

Contact Officer: Clint Fisher

Contact phone number: 07 4652 7100

Contact email address: Clint.fisher@nwrh.com.au