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Exercise Physiologist

ACT Government - Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency
Closes: 03 June 2021

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $95,883 - $101,033 (up to $106,044 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 50825 - 01VZH
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 20 May 2021
Contact Officer: Tarryn Mair on (02) 5124 3616 or (02) 5124 3616

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.

Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.

Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Services.

Overview of the Work Area and Position

The Exercise Physiology Department is based within Acute Allied Health Services and provides Exercise Physiology services and interventions to a range of clients in an inpatient and outpatient setting. The Exercise Physiology Department specialises in the provision of clinical exercise prescription and lifestyle modification for individuals with chronic disease and/or injury. The Department also provides support to the School Kids Intervention Program, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Heart Function Rehabilitation Programs.

This position will be responsible for the delivery of clinical Exercise Physiology services and interventions across the inpatient and outpatient settings. The position will provide staff and student clinical supervision and will be actively engaged in quality improvement, service innovation and research and will work collaboratively with the Exercise Physiology and wider multidisciplinary teams to provide high quality patient-centred care.

This position will be required to work flexibly across services, locations and programs.


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

Strong organisational and interpersonal skills with a high degree of drive.
Strong clinical leadership and supervision skills.
Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet patients’ and service needs.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Exercise Physiology Degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution
Current accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
Registration under the ACT Working with Vulnerable People Act 2011
Current Driver’s Licence
Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years post-qualification clinical experience
Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Previous clinical experience working in a hospital setting

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.
Be registered under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
Comply with CHS Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination policy, (OMU).
Comply with Canberra Health Services credentialing and scope of clinical practice requirements for Allied Health Professionals. Initial credentialing is completed following a pre-offer for a position, prior to any employment being made.

Note: This is a temporary position available for six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. An order of merit will be developed from this recruitment process to fill any future temporary and/or permanent part-time or full-time vacancies that become available during the next 12 month period. Part-time arrangements may be considered within operational requirements. Appointment may be made by written application only. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact us to discuss the position before applying.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here”


This is a temporary position available for six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Career interest categories:
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services

Canberra, ACT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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