Pilbara - Karratha

Vacancy Number: 1744

Physiotherapist

About the Role
  • Seeking an experienced Physiotherapist to work in this chronic disease program based in the Pilbara. Some responsibilites of the Physio:

    Will develop and facilitate gym programs- individual and group
  • Develop and offer chronic disease only Pilates classes
  • Work collaboratively with a dietitian, podiatrist, diabetes educator and chronic disease care co-ordinator to ensure comprehensive care for the patients. Both in Karratha and during outreach trips
  • Will attend one outreach trip every six weeks for a week
  • Half day a week at an aged care facility in Roebourne
  • 2year contract with potential for extension
  • Plenty of PD opportunities
Experience & Skills
  • Current AHPRA Registration
  • Minimum 1 - 2 years experience as a Physiotherapist
  • Experience with Chronic Disease is desirable
  • Be willing and able to travel and stay overnight away from home
  • Drivers license required
What's on Offer
  • Salary of $85, 000
  • Assistance with relocation and rent can be negotiated
Practice Type Private Practice
Full Time / Part Time Full time
Benefits 85,000
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.