Physiotherapist/ Physio (252511)

  • Westlakes Recruitment
  • Australasia
  • 30/04/2021
Perm - Full Time Healthcare & Medical

Job Description


PHYSIOTHERAPISTS assess, treat and prevent disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia and New Zealand:

Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

      • administering muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests to identify and assess physical problems of patients
      • designing treatment programs to address patients' problems
      • treating patients to reduce pain, improve circulation, strengthen muscles, improve cardiothoracic, cardiovascular and respiratory functions, restore joint mobility, and improve balance and coordination
      • using the therapeutic properties of exercise, heat, cold, massage, manipulation, hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, ultraviolet and infra-red light and ultrasound in the treatment of patients
      • reviewing, continually monitoring, assessing and evaluating programs and treatments
      • consulting with other Health Professionals as required about patients' problems, needs and progress
      • instructing patients and their families in procedures to be continued at home
      • recording treatments given and patients' responses and progress
      • developing and implementing screening and preventative health promotion programs


252511 Physiotherapist


Alternative Title: Physical Therapist
Assesses, treats and prevents disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease. Registration or licensing is required.

Skill Level: 1


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NZ registration as a physiotherapist in the general scope of practice or the specialist scope of practice with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand (Qualifications in this area of absolute skill shortage are: a bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or higher qualification, which includes the requirements of a major in– see Note 5)

1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2