Exercise Physiologist, Keeping Body in Mind (KBIM). Sutherland Mental Health Service



Employment Type : Permanent Full Time Position Classification : Exercise Physiologist Lvl 1/2 Remuneration : $64270 - $93114 per annum Hours Per Week : 38 Requisition ID : REQ166161 We are looking fo a committed and enthusisiatic exercise physiologist to join our innovative "Keeping Body in Mind" team helping and motivating mental health consumers to live a healthy lifestyle. Where you'll be working KBIM, Community Mental Health Sutherland Mental Health Servcie, located on The Sutherland Hospital campus, Caringbah What you'll be doing The vision for South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) is ' exceptional care, healthier lives' . SESLHD is committed to enabling our community to be healthy and well, and to providing the best possible compassionate care when people need it.

The Exercise Physiologist position will work collaboratively with other team members (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Dietician and Peer Support Worker) to develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness and acceptability of an innovative targeted lifestyle and pharmacological interventions to reduce cardio-metabolic risk factors in consumers with mental illness. Specifically, the position will contribute to a holistic assessment of the consumer's physical health, developing an individualised and tailored exercise program to meet the consumer's physical health needs and evaluate the effectiveness and acceptability of the program. The position will contribute to the development of resources for consumers, their families and carers and clinicians.

The position will also participate in the development, delivery and evaluation of training to mental health clinicians, GPs and other key stakeholders. The position will provide clinical consultation and targeted education to build capacity in the mental health program. The team will be led by the Clinical Coordinator KBIM, Sutherland Hospital.

SESLHD is committed to creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. This will help ensure our employees, our patients and their carers, feel supported . We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply.

Employment of a temporary visa holder may only occur if no suitable permanent resident or citizen of Australia has been identified for this position following suitable labour market testing. Selection Criteria Accredited through Exercise Sports Science, Australia. Demonstrated clinical experience as an accredited exercise physiologist, with consumers with mental illness.

Demonstrated ability to work under minimal direct professional supervision and exercise independent professional judgement on routine matters. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to relate to consumers with mental illness, carers, mental health service staff and other associated persons/services. Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member. Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement and profes.

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
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$64270 - $75663


29 May 2020


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