Exercise Physiologist or Physical Health Worker - Royal Flying Doctor Service (St Helens)

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Location: East Coast Tasmania       Occupation: Exercise Physiology       Position Type: Full Time, Part Time, Casual / Contract / Locum      

Are you an exercise physiologist or physical health worker with a Bachelor of Health Science or Exercise Science? Or in another related allied health role? Well here is your chance move to the magnificent East Coast and join a leading primary health provider in Tasmania.

The Position

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is seeking to recruit an allied health professional with experience in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation to join their primary health team. This role is responsible for improving health outcomes for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, mental illness and dementia and to improve their quality of life specifically those living in the Break O’Day municipality. Experience in exercise programming is essential.

This is a 0.8 FTE role but a full time opportunity or other flexible work arrangements may be considered.

This health worker position is for an initial period until 30th June 2021 and remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience (Health Professionals & Support Services Award).

This will suit those who enjoy being busy, managing their caseloads and administration, and those that are driven working autonomously on a daily basis (there will be no shortage of patients as it is a free service) and you will still have the benefits of a wider team.

There are so many reasons to live and work on the East Coast of Tasmania, this job being one of them! But it is also home to world class beaches like the Bay of Fires, with long stretches of white sand and clear ocean water, rainforests and endless bush walking options. It is also home to historical townships, fresh seafood and eateries and a range of fishing and diving options if that is your thing. Or simply enjoy the quiet time on offer here away from the rush of city life.

The Organisation

Working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania you will be joining a team of dedicated professionals providing health care to people living and working in rural and remote Australia. The RFDS provide free primary health care services and deliver them directly to community members to meet their needs.

Reporting to the Manager, Primary Health Care and working with the Team Leader Physical and Rural Health this position is part of a greater team in Tasmania, including an exercise physiologists, physiotherapists and other Physical Health Workers. You will have the support of this team, with regular staff meetings, access to clinical support/ advice and team professional development opportunities. There is an amazing culture throughout this team of likeminded individuals.

As well as this you will be part of a greater state-wide team of health professionals and a charitable national organisation with an impeccable reputation, synonymous with rural healthcare.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is committed to equal employment opportunities, ethical practices and the principles of cultural diversity. The RFDS encourages people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander backgrounds to apply.

What's on offer?

We have already mentioned the great team and the chance to improve health outcomes in rural communities throughout Tasmania, but you will also be paid a generous salary without all the stress of a private practice or your own business to run. Salary sacrifice, superannuation and holiday leave are all taken care of.

The benefit of working with an organisation like the Royal Flying Doctor Service is that you will be provided with all the tools, training, and processes needed to succeed in your role. A laptop, iPad, vehicle, phone and office will be provided for you.

There is also the option to access paid professional development or you may be eligible to apply for a Health Workforce Scholarship through HR+.

Application Instructions

Don’t delay, enquire now!

Please contact:

Zoe Page – Rural and Physical Health Team Lead, for a copy of the Position Description and Selection Criteria. Cover letter, CV and all applications must address the selection criteria.

0447 388 755

Applications close COB Wednesday 30th September 2020.

Date advertised: Wednesday 9th September 2020
East Coast Tasmania

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