In 2008 HNA NSW decided to foster a Mentor Programme for new physio graduates. We felt there was a shortage of good clinicians in the job market and there was quite often a skills gap in those physios that had often only worked in the public sector.
Our aim was to choose the cream of new graduates, and physios with limited experience in the private sector; to develop their potential in a framework of support and exposure to a number of clinics and clinicians with varied experience and skills.
The programme provides structured learning through 25+ tutorials throughout the year, as well as mentoring from a number of physios with specific expertise.
At present the programme is successfully offered in NSW; with the aim of expanding into all our centres in the future.
In 2014 and 2015 a number of our mentor lectures were filmed for the Australian Physiotherapy Association - Private Practitioners Group to provide an online learning platform for new graduates. We are proud of this achievement and excited to be able to offer learning opportunities to other Physiotherapists.
If you are a new graduate or had a year in the hospital setting and looking for a challenging opportunity to develop your career in private practice -join the team at HNA/LifeCare.