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PHYSIOTHERAPIST

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LOCATION

Bundaberg

EMPLOYMENT TYPE

Permanent

What You’ll Do

  • working with patients with a variety of conditions, sometimes over a period of weeks or months

  • diagnosing, assessing and treating problems

  • encouraging exercise and movement

  • advising patients on leading a healthy lifestyle

  • keeping reports on patients and their progress

  • liaising with other healthcare professionals to encourage a holistic approach to treatment

  • staying up to date with developments in treatments

  • being caring, compassionate, and patient.

Who You are

  • Communication skills

Physiotherapists need to give clear instructions and form trusting relationships with patients to encourage them to work towards recovery. 

  • Problem-solving

You will need to use your knowledge to develop treatment plans and exercises to best improve patients' health.

  • Team working skills

You will need to work with other healthcare professionals (such as doctors, Support coordinators and occupational therapists) to develop treatment plans for patients

  • Time management and organisation

It is important to keep to appointments and to effectively document each patient's targets and progress.

  • Patience and encouragement

Treatment plans often take months - or even years- to complete. Physiotherapists need to encourage patients to be positive and patient and empathise with their frustrations.

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