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07 3105 7800
Level 4, 348 Edward Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
This organisation was incorporated in 1996 with the official opening of HeartStart in 1994. With the primary focus until 2010 being on cardiac rehabilitation and disease prevention, we have now expanded into a multidisciplinary centre providing Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy, Respiratory Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Psychology, Diabetes Management, Audiology, Dietetic, Orthotics and Prosthetics, My Health for Life Program, and the new Bundaberg Community Diabetes Program, all from within the confines of the clinic.
The clinic offers patients a full range of General Practice services including scheduled appointments, acute walk in presentations, and a strong emphasis on chronic disease management and preventative health care. LungSmart and HeartStart – COPD and Cardiac programs operate daily from consulting rooms and gymnasium within the practice, walking track and water aerobics from outside community facilities. The My Health for Life program is delivered by our Registered Nurse and Physiotherapist, having received recognition for the highest retention rate of patients across QLD.
This organisation has partnered with Central Queensland University for the research study starting in February 2018, of people’s attitudes and beliefs about physical activity during and following rehabilitation.
About the HeartStart Program:
HeartStart provides cardiac rehabilitation programs to assist people with cardiovascular conditions and those recovering from cardiac events, surgery or interventions to again lead enjoyable, functional and productive lives and to lower their risk of secondary cardiac events. HeartStart also works with people who have other chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes and obesity or with people who have chronic disease risk factors like smoking, poor nutrition, high blood pressure or high cholesterol and seeks to empower them with personal skills and self-management strategies toward healthier lifestyles.
Historic sugar cane city of Bundaberg is a four-hour drive north of Brisbane and the southernmost gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. It is fringed by fascinating coral cays, lagoons and 140 kilometers (87 miles) of glistening white beaches. From Bundaberg it is a short drive to Mon Repos Regional Park, home to the largest concentration of nesting sea turtles on the eastern Australian mainland. Bundaberg is also the base for diving and snorkeling trips to Lady Musgrave Island and Lady Elliot Island, as well as swimming and fishing from coastal national parks.
But Bundaberg isn’t just a coastal experience, you can also explore city drawcards such as museums, heritage buildings and lush botanic gardens. And for the kids, cinemas, bowling and leisure center's, a choice of 51 sporting and recreation clubs. Learn more about the sugar cane trade and how Australia's popular Bundaberg Rum has put this town on the map. There’s a range of Bundaberg accommodation from campgrounds to luxury apartments, or consider the beachside suburbs of Bargara, Elliott Heads, Burnett Heads or Moore Park, 15 to 30 minutes away. If you want to get out of the city rat race and into the relaxed beach life, this place is for you!
Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
To plan, implement and evaluate physical activity interventions focused on the target populations for the HeartStart Cardiac Rehabilitation program.
Apply exercise physiology skills in the recovery and/or maintenance process for cardiac patients utilising best practice strategies.
To supervise the conduct of the physical activity, fitness and cardiac conditioning process of the cardiac recovery program following best practice principles and models.
To advise the Cardiac Rehabilitation Director of issues and initiatives having potential to build the capacity in the program to improve health outcomes for participants.
To provide physical capacity assessments for cardiac patients in evaluating benchmark and cardiac conditioning responses to the program.
Maintain high quality, accurate client records as per AHPRA and BHPL clinical record keeping guidelines.
Maintain privacy and confidentiality in regard to client records and information.
Attend and contribute as appropriate at clinical meetings and review meetings.
Meet service objectives, standards and targets; ensure Quality Assurance in relation to direct patient care; continuously improve services provided.
The strong cohesive team dynamics is evidenced by the motivation and high energy atmosphere of the workplace. This is a unique opportunity to work with a leading Bundaberg non-for-profit Primary healthcare organisation where you can truly make a difference to patients, people and community.
What we can offer you:
Access to Salary Packaging
Flexible work arrangements
Ongoing professional development
Supportive and innovative team environment
After Hours: No
Qualifications and Experience
Qualifications and Attributes include, but are not limited to:
Formal tertiary qualification(s) in health science specific to physical education, human movement and exercise physiology. Extensive experience in health sector.
Current driver’s licence.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
First Aid Certificate.
Competent knowledge of Cardiac Rehabilitation and cardiac recovery processes.
Post graduate qualifications in health science.
At least three (3) years post graduate experience.
Cardiac Recovery experience and/or experience in conducting physical activity programs.
Understanding of the principles of self-management of chronic disease.
Knowledge of community health principles and a commitment to providing primary health services in the community.
Experience working with and appropriately responding to people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds and with complex health, mental health and social issues.
For more information on this position, please contact our team via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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