Physical and Rural Health Worker - Royal Flying Doctor Service (Triabunna)

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Location: East Coast Tasmania       Occupation: Exercise Physiology       Position Type: 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 to join the Royal Flying Doctor Service, 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 Glamorgan Spring Bay municipality. Experience in exercise programming is essential.

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.

Skills and experience

1. Accredited/registered Exercise qualification;
2. Demonstrate proficient skills in exercise program development, including assessment and provision of appropriate exercise programs to people with various health conditions,
3. Ability to conduct needs assessment and planning;
4. Possess the knowledge of health and well-being support in the region;
5. Ability to design information and communication sessions
6. Ability to collect and report accurate information;
7. Able to work autonomously and as part of a team;
8. Thorough knowledge of health services and issues pertaining to people living in rural and remote areas;
9. Ability to manage multiple deadlines and efficiently identify and resolve issues;
10. An understanding of person-centred care, health literacy, and social determinants of health;
11. Strong interpersonal, and written, communication and organisational skills, including the ability to ensure client comfort and confidentiality.

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 exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, mental health workers 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.

What's on offer?

We have already mentioned the great team and the chance to improve health outcomes in rural communities throughout Tasmania, however some of out other great benefits include fantastic salary packaging options, paid professional development, laptop, iPad, use of work vehicle, phone and office space in a great location.

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

For more information and and copy of the Selection Criteria, please contact Judah Morris, Manager Primary Health by emailing or call 0438024544

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.

Date advertised: Thursday 17th December 2020
East Coast Tasmania

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