Podiatrist

  • Grade 2 Podiatrist
  • 0.6/0.7FTE Fixed term until 14 July 2023 with potential to extend
  • Various sites including Coburg, Brunswick and Fawkner
  • $86,000 - $100,000 FTE + plus super + salary packaging

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

You will be working as part of an established and supportive multidisciplinary team to provide direct and comprehensive high quality and evidence based podiatry services to clients who are aged 65 and over (over 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People). This role is funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program Health Program (CHSP). The model of care operates in accordance with the principles of the CHSP guidelines as a Wellness approach working with clients aiming to maximise functional independence and their ability to participate and remain living fully in the community.

You will:
- Provide high quality and evidence-based podiatry assessment and intervention for clients aged 65 and over.
- Maintain accurate, up-to-date clinical records to a high standard
- Record activity data daily to ensure accurate and current activity date
- Contribute to accreditation and quality assurance requirements and undertake quality improvement activities within the Independent Living Team

You will be responsible for

- General treatment, orthotic prescription, nail surgery and diabetic assessment and education in both clinic and community environments
- Wound and ulcer management
- Biomechanical assessment and management of musculoskeletal disorders of the lower limb
- Assessment and management of neurological and circulatory conditions of the lower limb
- Ensure health education is a significant component of each client contact
- Podiatry student placement planning, supervision and feedback
- Liaise with Team Leader on any clinical issues within the Podiatry service
- Participate in 1:1 and group clinical support Podiatry meetings
- Ensure the Podiatry service policies and practices are up to date with professional clinical practice
- Provision of high quality, evidence-based services for all clients consistent with accepted professional and organizational policies and procedures.

To succeed in the role you will have

In order to be considered for this position you must have the right to work in Australia.
What you'll need to succeed
- Degree qualified in Podiatry with current AHPRA registration
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience working as a Podiatrist
- Extensive knowledge, and experience, of managing a broad range of acute and chronic podiatry conditions
- Experience in the application of the principles of Chronic Disease Management; Person Centred Care; Goal Directed Care Planning and Self-management.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a wider multidisciplinary team and health professional

What we offer

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

What you need to do now

If this position captures your interest, take a few minutes to learn more about us on our website and view the position description. If you have any questions, contact Lauren, Team Leader on lauren.hennessy@merrihealth.org.au, 0429539530. When you're ready to apply, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@merrihealth.org.au. 

Applications close 15/12/2022.

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, NDIS worker screening and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.