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  • Physiotherapy Position 28/10/19

     

     

     

    Are you are a new graduate or experienced physio looking for your next career move?


    Is this you?

     

    You are a physio who enjoys working in private practice - but feel like you are missing something. Perhaps it is a greater challenge, a career pathway, wanting to feel part of a team or want to work in an inspiring physical environment.

     

    You enjoy being busy problem solving by thinking outside of the box.

     

    You enjoy sharing your wins with your team.

     

    You are engaging and popular with your clients but also within your community and amongst your peers.

     

    You may be considering how you could progress your career or further your studies in clinical or business roles.

     

    You might even be considering reducing your working week to find better life balance.

     

    You realise that the responsibility for keeping your diary full is a shared one and are willing to look for ways to nurture your referral base of your ideal client.

     

    You don't discharge patients after one session, or use language like "just see how it goes".

     

    You want the best results for your patients, and you are prepared to do whatever it takes to help them achieve their goals.

     

    You realise the success of treatment involves your ability to listen well and communicate in a flexible way depending on the individual in front of you.


    What to expect at In-balance..


    Enjoy working in a light filled, newly renovated heritage building, home to a Physiotherapy and allied health hub, Pilates classroom and rehab studio/gym located in the Launceston CBD.

     

    Find inspiration in a multidisciplinary health and wellness clinic offering Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Pilates, Clinical Psychology, Hydrotherapy, Pain management programs, and an OT Hand therapist.

     

    Become part of the Polestar Pilates family and develop awesome exercise prescription talents.

     

    We see our role as collaborating together to help the individual and not just their symptoms. Help us help others in our community achieve their health and lifestyle goals.

     

    Find balance working between our fully equipped modern studio/gym and boutique Pilates/yoga class space and our well-appointed large, private treatment rooms (with doors- no curtains!).

     

    Feel supported by a wonderful admin team who are not only nice to you and your clients but have many years’ experience working and understanding our profession.

     

    Become acquainted with our Nookal practice management and Physitrack exercise program, making your workday smoother and less time consuming.

     

    Get together regularly with the other team members to chew the fat, share your pearls of wisdom and head out for a social engagement that may include a physical challenge or a beverage of choice.

     

    Take advantage of the ability to refer and collaborate with your fellow Allied Health Practitioners.


    We value both our team and our clients which means we generally only work weekdays.

     

    We always strive to consult our staff and bring them along for the journey in our business decision making process.

     

    With a strong, stable and loyal team we participate in monthly whole team events, random social events, we often have external educators and colleagues from other practices attend our clinic to participate and collaborate in our shared education.

     

    What to expect in Launceston..

     

    Launceston is one hours flight from Melbourne, 2.5 hours drive to Hobart and 1 hours drive to Devonport.

     

    Situated on the Tamar estuary, it’s compact and elegant- full of Victorian architecture and handsome parks, surrounded by some spectacular scenery.

     

    A 15-minute walk from the centre, will take you to the Cataract Gorge- a stunning spot with resident peacocks, that gives way to an awe-inspiring valley spanned by a suspension bridge and featuring a free swimming pool.

     

    Cradle Mountain, The 3 capes walk and the Tarkine to name a few, all offer amazing bushwalking and mountain climbing opportunities.

     

    Launceston is just a hop to the snow for skiing on Ben Lomond in winter.

     

    2 hours drive to the east Coast to visit places like Freycinet National Park (Wineglass Bay) or to surf some awesome uncrowded waves in Bicheno, Swansea, Four mile or Scamander.

     

    And if you love Mountain biking there are plenty of world class (Enduro class) trails in Derby, only 1.5 hours away.

     

    Amazing food, wine, markets and festivals also await...


    The position description..


    Essentially we are looking for a committed all-rounder (you’ll get brownie points for Pilates training or if you are particularly specialised) a team player who is wanting to join a successful, well-established private practice with a fun, client centric and compassionate focus.

     

    This is a full time position but for the right person we are willing to offer you any hours that may work for you.

     

    Your caseload will initially be mostly musculoskeletal clients, but if you have a special area of interest that you are wanting to develop, we will assist you to find your ideal clients and grow your expertise.

     

    We are flexible as to your preferred appointment length, and will customise your appointment delivery to your preference/ideal client. We usually allow 45 minutes for an initial and 30 minutes for a follow up consult, ensuring you have time to listen as well as treat.

     

    We treat with a combination of well informed advice, manual techniques and exercise therapy and expect that you will too.

     

    We expect that you will take advantage of the expertise in other areas of Allied Health and where appropriate refer on to our collaborators in the fields of Exercise Physiology, Clinical Psychology, Pain management, Occupational Therapy and Hand Therapy.

     

    This is not the position for you if...


    You don't believe in manual therapy


    You plan on staying in this job less than 3 years


    You are a "lone wolf" and don’t fit well in a team


    You want to coast or cruise in your job


    You want to be paid a fortune without justifying why you are worth it


    You think that asking patients to come back for treatment is greedy or unethical


    You believe your patients will achieve their goals in one or two sessions


    You don't want to help to market your services to your ideal client


    You are best fit in our clinic if ...


    You are passionate about learning and want to continually improve.


    You are not afraid to think outside the box and do things differently whilst striving for excellence.


    You believe evidence based practice is a guide not a recipe.


    You take the time to listen to your client’s story and their goals.


    You treat your clients with respect and value the trust they place in you.


    You follow through on your promises and go the extra mile.


    You communicate in a way that your clients can understand which makes them feel empowered.


    You are friendly, warm and welcoming.


    You aim to impress with your attention to detail.


    You celebrate your client’s achievements with them.


    You understand that individually we are one piece of the puzzle, together we are a strong community working collaboratively.


    You believe that hard work is rewarding and challenges easier when they are shared.


    You accept that feedback is a pathway to improvement.


    You are resilient-you step up when things get tough.

     

     

    The skinny...


    A remuneration package which rewards your efforts based on your performance.


    A great base salary, plus rewards and CPD allowance.


    Paid administrative time.


    A thorough induction process, regular monthly operational and clinical mentoring, PD and team meetings.


    The potential to negotiate hours that compliment your lifestyle.

     

    What next?..


    If you feel you are the right person for this position and would like to have a no obligation chat about the position or our clinic, best to send an email to our amazing Practice Manager Anne McCafferty who will alert one of the Directors to contact you in confidence.


    Otherwise jump right in and send us your CV and your response to our position description and convince us that you are the best fit for our team.

     

    Start date is negotiable.

     

    anne@inbalancephysio.com.au

    or phone (03) 63344766

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Health information

Health information is defined in both Federal and State Acts as information or opinion about a client regarding such things as wellbeing, disabilities, health services provided or to be provided, and personal information generally. This also includes details such as a person's name, address, account details, Medicare number and health service appointments.



Privacy principles

The Federal Act encompasses ten National Privacy Principles which govern the management of clients health information. The legislation promotes greater openness between health service providers and clients regarding the handling of health information. For example, the legislation gives clients a general right of access to their own client health records and requires health service providers to develop a privacy policy that sets out how they manage health information. To assist health service providers in the private sector to understand their new obligations the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has produced Guidelines on Privacy in the Private Health Sector and a Short Guide for the private health sector.



Collection

In general a health service provider is required to:

collect only the information necessary to deliver the health service;
collect lawfully, fairly and not intrusively; and
obtain a persons consent to collect health information about them. This consent may be express or explicit.
Our practice needs to ensure that consumers are informed about why their health information is being collected, who is collecting it, and how it will be used, to whom it may be given and that they can access it if they wish.

Privacy legislation stipulates that a practice should only collect information that is necessary for the practice's functions or normal activities.



The practice uses fair and lawful ways to collect health information and, where reasonable and practicable, collects health information directly from an individual.



The practice takes reasonable steps to make a client understand why information is being collected and who else it might be given to.



The practice is deemed to be collecting information when it gathers, acquires or obtains information from any source and by any means. Collection covers information kept by the practice even where the practice has not asked for the information or has come across it by accident.



Consent

In general, the practice should obtain an individuals consent to collect health information. This consent may be implied or express/explicit.



Implied consent refers to circumstances where it is reasonable for the health professional to infer that consent has been given by the client. For example, if a client presents to a physiotherapist and discloses health information which is written down by the physiotherapist during the consultation, this will generally be regarded as the client giving implied consent to the physiotherapist to collect health information for certain purposes. The extent of the purposes will usually be evident from the discussion between the physiotherapist and the client during the consultation.



Express consent refers to consent that is clearly and unmistakably stated (either in writing, orally, or in another fashion where consent is clearly communicated).



Consent to the collection and handling of health information and consent to treatment are two separate authorities provided by the client.



During the course of your treatment we may request permission to take photographs of you. These are to assist your treatment planning, exercise prescription and to record progress.



Use and Disclosure

Use of health information refers to the handling of client information within a practice. Disclosure refers to the transfer of information outside the practice.

A health service provider may use or disclose health information:

for the main reason it was collected (the primary purpose); or
for directly-related secondary purposes, if the consumer would reasonably expect these; or
if the consumer gives consent to the proposed use or disclosure; or
if one of the other provisions under this principle applies.
Directly-related secondary purposes may include:

Necessary information sharing for referral to another health provider
Billing or debt recovery
Reporting an adverse event to an insurer
Disclosure to a lawyer for the defence of legal proceedings
Quality assurance or clinical audit activities which seek to improve a clinical service.
Other purposes for use or disclosure of health information

The practice should only use and disclose health information for other than primary or directly related secondary purposes, if the client gives consent (express or implied) or if an exception applies. Exceptions include uses or disclosures required or authorised by law; uses or disclosures necessary to manage a threat to someone’s life, health or safety; and uses or disclosures for research provided certain conditions are met.



Mandatory Reporting

Health professionals in the practice must use or disclose health information if the law requires them to do so. For example, health professionals are required to report child abuse (under care and protection laws) and notify the diagnosis of certain communicable diseases (under public health laws).



Legal proceedings

If a health professional is served with a subpoena or other form of Court order requiring the production of documents to the Court they are generally required to supply the documents. If a health professional is concerned about how to proceed, they can seek advice from the Registrar of the Court or Tribunal which issued the order or from a lawyer.



Training and education

The use of health information for training and education will usually require the client’s consent. Where consent is sought, the individual should have a genuine choice and not be pressured to agree. If the practice uses de-identified health information for training, client consent is not required.



Public health and safety research and statistics

The practice may use or disclose health information without consent for research or statistics that are relevant to public health or safety. The health information may be used or disclosed only if:

the activities cannot be undertaken with de-identified data
seeking consent is impracticable
the activities are carried out in accordance with guidelines of the National Health and Medical Research Council
the practice reasonably believes the organisation to which the health information is disclosed will not further disclose it.
Transfer of information to another health service provider

If a client wants to transfer to a physiotherapist in another practice, they can authorise the disclosure of health information from the original practice to a new practice. A copy of the health information could be transferred in this way. For medico-legal reasons, our practice retains the original record and provides the new physiotherapist with a summary or a copy. If a summary of the client’s health record is provided to the new physiotherapist, a copy of the summary should be kept on file for record purposes.



Our practice charges a reasonable fee to the practice or the client for transferring the client’s health record to another practice.



Client health information that is transmitted electronically over a public network such as the internet can pose significant privacy risks. It is technically possible for a third party to intercept and read emails or for emails to be inadvertently sent to the wrong person. Practices should not transfer client information by email unless it is encrypted.



If the original practice declines to transfer the health information, the client may seek access to the information, request a copy and then take it to the new practice.



Use of health information for practice marketing purposes:



The APA contends that advertising which seeks to inform the public on the scope and availability of physiotherapy services is appropriate. The APA supports the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) position that advertising offers a rich source of information which allows consumers to make informed decisions around their treatment choices and to compare physiotherapy services with a range of professions. Advertising that complies with the Trade Practices Act (1974)1 and provides consumers with choice should be encouraged amongst the profession.



Advertising

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