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Health Professional Level 3 - Exercise Physiologist

ACT Government Health - Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Health Professional Level 3 - Exercise Physiologist (Job Number: 01VZH)


Job Title: Exercise Physiologist
Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Position Number: 50825
Annual Salary: $95,883 - $101,033 (up to $106,044 on achieving a personal upgrade)
Branch: Acute Allied Health Services
Section: Exercise Physiology
Vacancy Type: Temporary full-time
Duration: Six months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.
Closing Date: 3 June 2021
Contact Officer: Tarryn Mair (02) 5124 3616 tarryn.mair@act.gov.au

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 sixmonths 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.


Under professional supervision, you will be responsible for the delivery of high-quality patient centred care and associated functions. You will;

  • Provide a high level of appropriate skilled clinical assessment and interventions across a range of clinical areas and exercise independent professional judgement in solving problems and managing cases where principles, procedures and techniques require expansion, adaptation or modification.
  • Liaise with carers and other service providers to facilitate effective service provision and contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of client programs and services.
  • Contribute to the development, evaluation and analysis of policies and procedures applicable to professional practice and initiate and coordinate quality improvement activities in areas of speciality.
  • Provide professional supervision and/or training to other staff and students as directed and participate in supervision, continuing professional development and performance management.
  • Consult and liaise with external community agencies/groups to develop partnerships for health promotion and other service delivery activities identified in the business plan.
  • Complete clinical and administrative data collection and evaluation to standard.
  • Under professional supervision, participate in and/or implement and coordinate research programs in relevant areas of service delivery. May be expected to contribute to advances of the techniques used.
  • Undertake other duties appropriate to this level and scope of classification which contribute to the operation of the organisation.
Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria should summarise how your skills and experiences would enable you to fulfil the responsibilities of the position. It is therefore in the interests of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them.

These are the key selection criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resumé and experience:
1. Proven knowledge and ability to provide high level and complex clinical assessments and interventions for patients with chronic disease and an ability to develop rapport with clients/carers in promoting healthy lifestyles and disease prevention within a multidisciplinary setting.
2. Articulates and demonstrates comprehensive leadership, initiative and problem solving skills, advanced organisational skills and high level communication and interpersonal skills.
3. Proven ability to identify areas for improvement and/or innovation and to initiate and coordinate quality improvement processes and research to achieve this.
4. Demonstrates ability and understanding of professional supervision, clinical education and/or training to staff and students.
5. Demonstrates a commitment to Work, Health and Safety (WHS) and the positive patient experience and displays behaviour consistent with CHS’s values of Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind.

How to Apply

To complete your application, you must prepare responses to the Selection Criteria and upload this as part of your application along with a current curriculum vitae and two referee reports. For more information on how to apply go to http://www.health.act.gov.au/employment/how-apply.

For further information about the position and a copy of the performance expectations and jobs demands checklist, please contact the Contact Officer above.

Job: Allied Health
Salary Range: 95,883.00 - 106,044.00
Contact Name: Tarryn Mair
Contact Email: tarryn.mair@act.gov.au
Closing Date: 03/Jun/2021, 8:59:00 AM

Canberra, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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