Pilbara - Karratha

Vacancy Number: 1461

Physiotherapist - Paediatrics

About the Role
  • An experienced Physio with paediatric experience is required for this allied health and NDIS provider in Karratha, Western Australia. You will be responsible for planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the delivery of timely and culturally appropriate Physiotherapy services and provides evidence-based Physiotherapy to a diverse rural paediatric population. This will include providing assessments and intervention to our paediatric clients with a wide range of developmental conditions and special needs, including autism spectrum disorder. You will work within our multidiscipline allied health team of 4 Speech Pathologists, 5 Occupational Therapists, 1 Physiotherapist, 1 Psychologist, 2 Dieticians and 1 Counsellor and a number of health assistants.

    You will be based in Karratha and required to work from the practice, be involved with schools where required and attend home visits when needed treating a range of musculoskeletal conditions.
Experience & Skills
  • Current membership with AHPRA as a Registered Physiotherapist
  • Tertiary qualification in Physiotherapy and eligible for membership with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia
  • Proven track record managing a general paediatric and/or adult caseload
  • Previous experience working with children with Autism and Developmental Delays
  • Working with Children and Police Check
  • Access to own car and current drivers licence
  • Patient, self-motivated and adaptable to the needs of each client
  • Passion for supporting and empowering families of children with special needs
  • Demonstrate personal and clinical program management skills.
What's on Offer
  • Full time position preferable. Also open to part timers. The role allows the clinician to have flexibility over their work days and times. This means it is applicable for someone wishing to work full time, parents with school aged children who need to be home after school or during the holidays, those working around a roster or any other requirements.
  • Competitive remuneration above award rate. For new graduates starting at $36.90 per hour
  • Comprehensive progression portfolio
  • Extra Week North West Leave Allowance after 12 months of continuous service
  • Structured supervision plan in place
  • Access to further relocation support and professional development support to eligible applicants through Rural Health West
Practice Type Private Practice
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Map of Pilbara

Pilbara

The Pilbara is located about 1600 kilometres north of Perth, in the north-west region of Western Australia, with an area of around 500,000 square kilometres and a population of approximately 40,000 people. The primary towns are Karratha and Port Hedland on the coast, and Tom Price and Newman inland.

An area of rugged beauty, the Pilbara has a vast coastal plain, spectacular inland ranges and an arid desert region reaching into the centre of Australia. It is characterised by the rich red hues of its landscape, imparted by the abundance of natural riches in its reserves of iron ore. Mining and offshore oil and gas exploration have given rise to the Pilbara’s economic boom in recent years, drawing large numbers of people to the region on both a temporary and permanent basis.

It has a tropical, semi-desert climate with a mainly summer rainfall associated with thunderstorms. From October to April temperatures throughout the region generally exceed 32 degrees celsius every day, sometimes topping 40 degrees, particularly in inland areas.

There are approximately 46 doctors working in the region in various areas, including general practices, Aboriginal Medical Services, hospitals and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.