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Chronic Respiratory Physiotherapist

Merri Health
  • 93 Bell St, Coburg
  • 0.8EFT permanent or 12 months fixed term (0.6 - 0.8 EFT Negotiable)
  • Join our innovative and progressive HARP team that spans across the acute and community sector

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services. A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community. We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success. This HARP role is a Royal Melbourne Hospital auspiced program.

Your new role

As a HARP Respiratory Physiotherapist will be responsible for:

  • Organising and implementation of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Home based Exercise programs, an airways clearance clinic and managing a client case load
  • Providing a high standard of clinical care for clients with Chronic Respiratory Disease in accordance with best practice guidelines including Respiratory specialist assessment and appropriate escalation of care, education, care planning and referrals.
  • Improve self-management and health outcomes through provision of education on: anatomy and physiology of relevant lung condition, symptom recognition, breathing techniques and exercise tolerance, using advanced clinical assessment and specialist advice

What you’ll need to succeed

To be successful with Merri you will go above and beyond to achieve great results for our clients, the organisation and yourself. We’re looking for individuals with:

  • Tertiary qualification in Physiotherapy and a current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA).
  • A commitment to Merri Health values and philosophy, and ability to engage in the enhancement of Merri Health culture in meeting organisational objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated experience in client centred care through effective respiratory assessment, care planning, case conferencing review and escalation of care for clients.
  • Qualification and/or previous experience working with chronic respiratory disease

What we offer

Merri Health is an innovative and progressive organisation. The successful applicant will be working in a multi-disciplinary community health setting with external partner agencies to deliver high-quality Respiratory Specific services that meet the needs of the community. You will work closely with the HARP Cardio Respiratory Team Leader to further develop the Respiratory Services at Merri Health.

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

What you need to do now

If this position captures your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website. If you would like to review the position description or have any questions about the role please refer to our Career Portal for further information.

Merri Health will only accept applications that are submitted via our Career Portal.

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, disability worker exclusion scheme check and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.

A position description is attached.

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