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If you are a Lymphoedema Qualified therapist who is looking to learn or re-enter the workforce in a part-time or full-time role we’d love to hear from you.

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Current Positions Vacant

Lymphoedema Therapist  

4 days a week or 2 therapists to job share. 

Breakthrough Lymphoedema Physiotherapy is a growing client focused practice with a need for part time therapists to help clients in western, south western, north and north western Sydney.

We are a niche provider managing clients with complex needs in the community. We have a reputation for making extraordinary impacts on their quality of life and wellbeing, presenting a workshop at the ALA Conference in Auckland in May 2023.

Our clients have issues with mobility, making it difficult for them to attend a clinic for treatment. They also require training of carers and troubleshooting within their own environment to ensure the lymphoedema interventions prescribed are client centered and tailored to their specific needs. They are extremely grateful for the support we offer and are generally well engaged in the treatment process. 

We aim to support and educate, not just treat our clients. We equip and train them to reduce dependency, not increase it.

Role

Physiotherapists or Occupational Therapists with at least Level 1 Lymphoedema Accreditation with the Australian Lymphology Association (ALA) available for home visits. Self scheduling with the ability to split hours and days worked if needing to see clients twice weekly. 

The successful candidate will display:

  • Current knowledge and practice of lymphoedema massage based on Professor Suami’s research.
  • Ability to bandage.
  • Competency in provision of complex lymphoedema therapy including laser and SIPC.
  • Familiarity with measuring and prescribing garments across brands. 

Preferred

  • Skills in wound care.
  • Familiarity with NDIS, ICare, DVA and aged care processes and approvals.

For the right candidate we will provide training and mentoring to grow your skills. 

This position will suit therapists wanting to re-enter the profession or newly trained therapists who want to stretch their skills, expand their knowledge and gain clinical experience.

You should be:

A self motivated team player who has:

  • Enthusiasm to make a genuine difference in the lives of older people and those with disabilities.
  • Ability to listen and think laterally, relate to people and build relationships based on trust and professionalism.
  • Competence to manage their own schedule and work together as a team to ensure clients are cared for.
  • Capacity to problem solve and think laterally. 
  • Openness to learn and grow.
  • Desire to grow their own knowledge and practical skills with support of experienced therapists and joint sessions as needed.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Good physical ability, manual handling skills and capacity to make sound treatment decisions in the home environment.

You will need the following:

  • Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy or equivalent qualification
  • Level 1 Lymphoedema Accreditation (minimum)
  • Current AHPRA Registration
  • Current NSW Driver’s License
  • Current NSW Police Check
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current COVID vaccination
  • Your own vehicle
  • Access to a computer for administration tasks

Job Description

Lymphoedema Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist with at least Level 1 Lymphoedema accreditation with the ALA

Duties

  • Organize your daily schedule in an efficient manner 
  • Conduct home visits 
  • Practice lymphoedema massage based on current Prof Suami’s research.
  • Bandage for compression and wound care
  • Measure and prescribe garments across brands
  • Manage your own clients, including reports to stakeholders, NDIS providers, medical practitioners and referrers.
  • Work as a team with other providers
  • Provide training for carers and clients
  • Write letters to GP and referring specialists following initial assessment and with change of circumstances. 
  • Keep track of and work within clients approved funding.
  • Complete notes for each client on the day of treatment and document phone conversations.
  • Create draft invoices for your clients each week and occasionally collect payment at the time of treatment.
  • Finalise treatment notes on the day and letters to referrers / GPs within the week.
  • Complete a weekly timesheet.
  • Use company systems to keep track of stock, applications, orders, clients, approvals and reviews.
  • Represent the company with professionalism and integrity. 

Conditions

  • Permanent Full or Part time role with superannuation and leave allowances
  • Above award wages
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work from home for administration tasks
  • Regular face to face and or zoom meetings with senior therapist for case review and mentoring