Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist - Royal Flying Doctor Service (Huon Valley)

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Location: Southern Tasmania       Occupation: Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy       Position Type: Full Time, Part Time      

Are you a Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist looking for a change? Well here is your chance move to the beautiful Huon Valley and join a leading primary health provider in Tasmania.

The Position

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is seeking to recruit a Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist or other allied health professional, with experience in musculoskeletal and/or cardiopulmonary rehabilitation to join their primary health team. This role is responsible for improving health outcomes and quality of life for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease and chronic musculoskeletal disorders, in the Huon Valley. Experience in exercise programming is essential.

This is a 1.0 FTE role but other flexible work arrangements may be considered.

This allied health position is for a contracted period until 30th June 2023 and remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience (Health Professionals & Support Services Award).

This role will suit those who enjoy being busy, managing their own caseloads and administration, and those that are self-driven to work autonomously on a daily basis (there will be no shortage of patients as it is a free service). You will also have the benefits of working as part of a wider allied health team.

There are so many reasons to live and work on the Huon Valley, this job being one of them! You will be based in Huonville but will have the opportunity to work from other beautiful locations in the valley including Cygnet and Dover (tough gig)!

Huonville is just a short drive from Hobart but is a very different scene, surrounded by fruit orchards, farmland and situated on the Huon River. This region is a creative hub full of nature lovers, fine fresh produce, wineries and cider houses.

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 large allied health team working across rural and remote Tasmania, which includes; Exercise Physiologists, Physiotherapists, Rural Health Workers, Dentists and Mental Health Clinicians. You will have the support of this team, with regular staff meetings, access to clinical support and advice, as well as regular team professional development opportunities. There is an amazing culture throughout our national charitable organisation, which boasts 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, 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!

To obtain a copy of the position description and for all enquiries and applications, please contact:

Matthew Dowling – Rural and Physical Health Team Lead

0429 331 819

Applications close COB Friday 7 January 2022.

Date advertised: Tuesday 21st December 2021
Southern Tasmania

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Lifestyle in Southern Tasmania

With Hobart, Tasmania capital city located in this region, the Southern Region offers a lifestyle with world-class activities including museums, art galleries, year-round events, heritage trails and much more. You are only minutes away from Tasmania's largest airport and close to wineries, gourmet dining experiences, beautiful coastline and wilderness national parks.