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Allied Health Assistant

ACT Government - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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JOB DESCRIPTION

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Full-time Permanent
Closes: 03 May 2021

Classification: Allied Health Assistant 3
Salary: $67,158 - $70,454 (up to $74,533 depending on qualification level) plus superannuation
Position No: 36096
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 15 April 2021
Contact Officer: Michelle Bennett on michelle.bennett@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 0079

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

POSITION OVERVIEW

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website: https://www.health.act.gov.au/

The Rehabilitation At Home (RaH) service provides up to 6 weeks of intensive goal-directed interprofessional rehabilitation for persons within their home or community environments. The RaH service aims to maximise a person’s recovery and functional independence following a recent deterioration. The RaH service also aims to facilitate early discharge from hospital or prevent hospital admission by providing intensive rehabilitation. The RaH service is comprised of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and allied health assistants, with the ability to partner with other allied health, nursing and medical services as required. Under the indirect supervision of an Allied Health Professional, the AHA in RaH plays a key role in the day to day functioning of the service, delivers therapeutic interventions and operates at an extended level.

The RaH service is part of Brindabella Rehabilitation Services (BRS) which operate from the University of Canberra Hospital, Bruce. This AHA position also provides leadership for Allied Health Assistants within Brindabella Rehabilitation Services. AHAs within BRS are supported with regular clinical and peer supervision, access to, and support to engage in ongoing professional development. They provide clinical education opportunities for AHA students.

ABOUT YOU

CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

To be successful in this position, you would demonstrate the following attributes:
Strong organisational skills, self-motivation and high levels of initiative.
Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs.
Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Mandatory:
Cert IV in Allied Health assistance and a minimum of 3 years’ experience working professionally in an Allied Health Assistant role in rehabilitation and/or aged care is preferred.
Current Drivers’ licence
The successful applicant may need to be available for occasional weekend and after-hours work, with access to flex time.
Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
Comply with CHS credentialing requirements for allied health.
Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

Notes: A merit list will be established from this recruitment to fill any future permanent or temporary (of any duration up to two years) in a full-time or part-time capacity.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here”

Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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