Senior Physiotherapist

The South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service based in Bunbury which provides a variety of health services to Aboriginal people in the South West of Western Australia.  SWAMS delivers a wide range of primary health and community programs and has a strong growth strategy through partnership opportunities and future community development.

SWAMS has been awarded government funding to provide Transition Care Program (TCP) services. The TCP program aims to improve the functioning of frail clients 50 years and above after discharge from hospital stay and allow them more time to plan for longer -term arrangements by providing short term care for up to a maximum of 18 weeks in a person’s home (community).  Specialist therapists (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology), social work and nursing will be available to them in their home to aid in their recovery.  SWAMS will only be supporting clients within a 40 km radius for this pilot project.

The Senior Physiotherapist is responsible for assessing Transition Care Program (TCP) clients’ in the community or at the SWAMS clinic. The Senior Physiotherapist provide services to improve or maintain the level of physical function, and coordination of physiotherapy programs including their ongoing evaluation. The Senior Physiotherapist acts as a resource to the organisation, providing consultancy and education across programs. The duties may vary in line with operational and business requirements.

Specific requirements of this position include but are not limited to;

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary qualification in Physiotherapy and eligible for registration by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.
  • Experience in physiotherapy, demonstrating clinical practice skills in rehabilitation assessment and intervention.
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently or as member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to manage a clinical caseload and time effectively
  • Excellent time management, organisational and communication skills.
  • An understanding of the unique issues affecting and impacting on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Desirable Criteria

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • Aged Care and/or Community Health experience

 All candidates must have a current Covid Vaccination Certificate, WA Driver’s License and will be required to undertake a National Police Check prior to beginning employment.

The preferred candidate will be required to provide a clear drug and alcohol screen prior to offer of employment.

In addition to above award wages, Salary Sacrifice is available for the right candidate.

For Information

For further information about this position, please telephone the Human Resources Coordinator on (08) 9797 8111 during normal business hours.

To Apply

To apply for this role, please visit www.swams.com.au ‘Careers’ and follow the online application process.

Alternatively please come and see one of the friendly HR staff who will be able to assist you in going through the online application process.

SWAMS reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement prior to the stated closing date.

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