Information for Podiatrists
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Are you a Podiatrist?
Be recognised for your experience as an Allied Health Professional [TOP]
- General podiatry treatments
- Risk assessment including people with diabetes
- Health promotion activities
- Biomechanical assessment
- Orthotic therapy
- Wound management
- Nail Surgery
- Vascular clinics participation
What ACT Health can offer you [TOP]
- A competitive salary and generous salary packaging options
- Active clinical teaching and training programs (including Interprofessional learning)
- Excellent professional support and development opportunities
- Recognition of Excellence Personal Upgrade Scheme
- Career Pathways for clinicians, managers and clinical educators
- Research Mentoring Program
- Scholarship support for ongoing postgraduate education
Living in Canberra has so many advantages [TOP]
- Just Imagine:
- living in a clean, safe and friendly community
- an outstanding public and private school system
- short commuting times
- great restaurants and cultural events
- a green environment supporting an active lifestyle
- quality career opportunities for other household members
If you would like to know more about living in Canberra click here
Job vacancies are advertised in the Weekend Australian and in the Current Vacancies section of the ACT Health website.
To register an interest of employment with the Podiatry Lead Professional please email: email@example.com
Student Placements [TOP]
As part of a teaching organisation, the Podiatry Department plays an active role in the development of students. The Department has a significant commitment toward the clinical education of students completing their Bachelor of Health Science Podiatry at La trobe, Charles Sturt, South Australia and Newcastle Universities. Students on placement with ACT Health can work in both the hospital high risk clinc and community health centres. Students are rostered with podiatrists in the community and the hospital were the opportuntiy to participate in general treatments, wound management,health promotion, assessments; neurological,vascular and biomechanical, nail surgery and orthotic pathways are available. Every effort is made to address the educational objectives of the university and where appropriate, particular student interests.
We encourage students to assist with research projects being undertaken by the departments and to attend professional development/educational activities. Where appropriate, students may be given a project to complete during their placement and are supported in this by supervising staff.
Postgraduate Students [TOP]
Staff assist wherever possible with post graduate student research projects which may form part of their Masters or PHD programs.
Podiatrists who are not registered to practice in ACT and are seeking clinical practice prior to undergoing the registration examination held by the Australian Podiatry Council may negotiate some time here by contacting the Lead professional. Contact details below.
GPO Box 825
Canberra City ACT 2601
Undergraduate Scholarships [TOP]
ACT Health undergraduate scholarships may be available for podiatry students in their final year of an accredited podiatry degree course.
Undergraduate Scholarship enquires can be addressed to:
GPO Box 825
Canberra City ACT 2601
Visit ACT Health Scholarship page for further information.
Requirements To Practice in the ACT [TOP]
Individuals wishing to practice as a podiatrist in the ACT are required to be registered by the ACT Podiatrists Board
ACT Podiatrist Board
11 Torrens St
Braddon ACT 2612
Telephone: 6205 1601
Facsimile: 6205 1602
Overseas Trained Podiatrists [TOP]
For information regarding registration of podiatrists with overseas qualifications seek advice from the ACT Podiatrist Registration Board.
Contact details in segment above.
Other Useful Contacts are:
Australian Podiatry Council
41 Derby Street
Collingwood Victoria 3066
Australian Podiatry Associations [TOP]
20/450 Elizabeth Street
tel: 02 9698 3751
fax: 02 9698 7116
456 St. Kilda Road
Melbourne, VIC, 3004
tel: 03 9866 5906
fax: 03 9866 2094
22 Lantana Avenue
Newstead, TAS, 7250
tel: 03 6344 2613
fax: 03 6343 4913
4/10 Benson Street
Toowong, QLD, 4066
tel: 1300 722 242
fax: 1300 734 662
NEDLANDS WA 6009
tel: 08 6389 0225
fax: 08 6389 0225