- All levels of experience welcome to apply
- Work in a highly supportive, professional and dedicated multidisciplinary team
- Competitive salary + generous additional benefits!
The organisation is currently seeking a full-time Exercise Physiologist to join our Allied Health team. If you are passionate, flexible and motivated, 2021 is the year to get out of your comfort zone and experience the challenge and diversity of living and working in and across remote NW Queensland and the Lower Gulf regions!
The practice is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, with our strategic direction determined by a Board of Directors comprising Aboriginal people from across the region, as well as two skills-based Directors. The organisational mission and vision statements demonstrate a commitment to providing holistic and culturally appropriate health services, underpinned by a philosophy of community participation with a strong focus on care coordination.
Working at the organisation, one of the region's leading employers of choice, offers a world of opportunity. Benefits include:
- Competitive salary (dependent upon years of experience)
- 5 weeks annual leave
- 2 x return flights per annum (up to $900 per flight)
- Professional development incl flights of $5200 p/year
- Yearly retention bonuses
- Salary sacrifice up to $15,600 p/year
- Relocation allowance (if applicable)
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Exercise Physiologist is responsible for working in conjunction with a small multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of culturally appropriate exercise physiology services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, including chronic disease self-management and rehabilitation.
The role will entail service delivery from clinic-based and community-based settings, including coordinating the delivery of health education and tailored exercise sessions targeted to assist clients self-manage chronic disease, and may include the requirement for some outreach service delivery as required.
The scope of this position includes clinical and administration.
- The successful applicant must hold at least a tertiary degree and accreditation as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) through Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA);
- Demonstrated ability to comply with the profession's code of ethics and function in accordance with legislation affecting exercise physiology practice for maintenance of accreditation with ESSA;
- Experience in providing assessment, intervention and case management to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is highly desirable;
- A comprehensive understanding of the health issues impacting the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and a strong commitment to improving health outcomes;
- Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the philosophy and practice of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service and the ability to work sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
- Demonstrated skill in working in a primary care setting, in particular the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with a sound understanding of your role as exercise physiologist in chronic disease self-management for clients;
- Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and / or as a sole professional in this context;
- Demonstrated ability to provide high quality exercise physiology assessment and intervention for clients within the context of primary health care in a professional, confidential and culturally safe manner;
- Demonstrated ability to engage in supervision of students at undergraduate levels, Allied Health Assistants and less experienced staff in Indigenous primary health care contexts;
- Demonstrated effective verbal and written skills with particular emphasis on interpersonal communication skills, establishing trust and rapport, maintaining confidentiality and record keeping;
- Demonstrated competence in use of information technology, internet and desktop applications e.g. electronic client record systems, Outlook, Word, Excel and database packages.
- Current C Class Drivers Licence (QLD) - essential;
- Satisfactory police check - no serious Criminal/Court record;
- Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) or willingness to apply for a Blue Card;
- Willingness to work flexible hours as required, including the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas;
- Willingness to travel by road and small planes.
Blue Card note: The Blue Card No Card, No Start policy went into effect from 31st August 2020. No Card, No Start means that paid workers must have a valid blue card (no longer a pending application) before they can work for us.
For further information regarding this position please apply today.
Applications close Friday 5th February 2021