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Our graduate physiotherapists participate in a rotation program. The rotations are designed to expose graduates to a wide variety of clinical conditions to build an excellent foundation in physiotherapy skills and knowledge. We are committed to the development of our graduates, and all rotations are supported by highly experienced clinicians.
|September 2022||Jobs advertised|
|Wednesday 12 October 2022||APA Job Show|
|October & November 2022||Interviews and offers|
|Monday 23 January 2023||New graduates commence|
Our innovative model of care - ‘the right physio at the right time’ forms the basis of our program streams.
We align our acute work with three streams of care based on the patients’ physiotherapy care needs. For example, a person who may be on an orthopedic ward but has a significant respiratory deterioration is treated by the clinician with the necessary respiratory skills despite their physical location in the hospital. By triaging patients according to their individual needs instead of location, we help our patients to access the right care, by the right physio at the right time.
The Department has embedded formal supervision processes to ensure we are helping everyone to reach their career goals and be the best clinician they can be. All staff in our department have an allocated clinical supervisor. We have set a minimum requirement of 10 hours per year of supervision which may include both reflective “formal” and point-of-care “informal” supervision.
All grade 1s participate in the CardioRespiratory Acute Skills in Hospitals (CRASH) theoretical and practical learning course.
New graduates also have access to an Allied Health New Graduate Program run by the Clinical Education Unit to assist with the transition into professional work life.
Our department has regular in-services and professional development opportunities, a monthly research meeting (to hear about new research projects) as well as regular journal clubs in all streams.
We offer a range of benefits, including salary packaging, wellbeing programs and staff discounts.