Great Southern - Katanning

Vacancy Number: 1129

Physiotherapist

About the Role
  • Physiotherapist position in Katanning part-time We are currently seeking to appoint a Physiotherapist to join the allied health team at our Juniper Bethshan facility located in Katanning. Bethshan is a small, homely, residential care facility that has recently benefited from extensive renovations. Staff here care for 26 residents with a variety of needs. Bethshan is located in the well resourced, south eastern town of Katanning, 300 kms from Perth, and home to almost 4000 people. In this role you will be responsible for providing physiotherapy assessment, treatment, care and advice to our residents. This is a key position contributing to resident care plans and the development of suitable activities, based on resident requirements. Key Responsibilities of this role: • Assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating individual and group physiotherapy needs • Implementing mobility programs to meet individual needs of residents • Contributing to the team development, implementation, review and evaluation of physiotherapy care plans • Supporting the maintenance or restoration of the residents’ independence • Establishing and maintaining effective communication with residents • Supervision and effective leadership of Therapy staff • Maintaining accurate resident information • Responding to the requests and concerns of families and other carers
Experience & Skills
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Physiotherapy • Current registration with the Physiotherapists' Registration board of WA • Previous experience working in an aged care environment (Desirable), however we will accept new grads. • Experience in effective supervision and performance management of staff
What's on Offer
  • On offer is a role working 15 hours per fortnight, however we are very flexible with regards to which days and open to negotiate based around your schedule. • Attractive rates of pay • Salary Sacrifice of $15,900 p/a • Open for new graduates • Employment within a growing sector
Practice Type Aged Care
Full Time / Part Time Part time
Days / Hours 15 hours per fortnight
Map of Great Southern

Great Southern

The Great Southern region, located south-east of Perth, covers an area of approximately 87,000 square kilometres and has a population of about 80,000 people.

The regional centre is the historic port town of Albany, which has one of the best natural anchorages in the southern hemisphere. Other centres include Denmark, a popular coastal holiday town, as well as the agricultural centres of Katanning and Mount Barker. The Great Southern is a burgeoning area of Western Australia, combining as it does a spectacular coastline that sweeps into quiet coves and protected inlets with a lush interior that has proved a perfect growth area for viticulture with a growing reputation in cool climate premium wine production. The oceans here provide food and protected waters for dolphins, seals and whales whilst the rural areas of the region have become a focus for two-legged lovers of gourmet foods.

There are over 70 doctors working across 24 practices throughout the region. Nine of these are solo practitioner practices.