Total Physio Group has a structured Professional Development Set up which ensures our staff stay up-to-date and at the top of their profession.
We provide internal professional development, along with support for external professional development with external courses.
Internal Professional Development:
1:1 Clinical Education
Each clinician has a fortnightly 1:1 with a Senior Clinical Therapist of their profession. This time is setup to allow the clinician to discuss any clinical issues, questions, or problems they may have with their caseload. This may be a clinical, or non-clinical question which requires discussion. We believe that even at Senior Level, therapists work best when they can clinically reason and discuss cases with other professionals.
Journal Club is also fortnightly and occurs across clinics, with all clinical staff present via Zoom Meeting. Each fortnight, a clinician takes responsibility for presenting a research paper which they believe will change their clinical practice. They analyse and critique this paper before presenting it to the organisation for discussion.
External Course Presentations
We want our entire team to benefit from every course someone goes on externally. Therefore, when someone in our organisation goes on a course, we want them to present their notes and findings from this course to the rest of our team. We can’t all go on every course therefore this gives snapshots into hundreds of courses every year which will give our team the tools to stay at the top of their game.
Each month we complete a Performance Review with each team member. This is a snapshot of your performance statistics over the previous month. We want our clinicians to develop clinically, as well as from a business perspective. As the organisation grows, we want our team to grow too and we want you to be an active part of that process. By understanding and seeing how their Key Performance Indicators match up to the business goals will help them achieve and develop as clinicians.
External Professional Development:
We actively encourage our team members to attend external courses to improve their clinical skills. In more experienced practitioners also encourage them to attend courses which helps develop their management and non-clinical skills. Each clinician will receive an allocated budget per annum to spend on courses they wish to attend.
Dependent on your location of practice, you may also be eligible for government grants of up to $10,000 to fund further professional development. This is something which can be discussed with you if you become an active member of our team.
If members of our team want to participate in lengthier professional development such as Masters courses or Diplomas, we may be able to offer you an education loan to support you in your study. The terms of this can be discussed and worked out in this is an avenue you wish to explore.