Welcome

Welcome to your exercise physiology placement at Monash Health. Please review the following information carefully prior to the commencement of your placement.

Student Coordinator

Renee Deacon
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epstudentcoord@monashhealth.org

Site Contacts

Please email epstudentcoord@monashhealth.org at least 4 weeks prior to commencement of your placement to be provided information on how to contact your placement supervisor(s).

You are required to contact your local supervisor at least 2 weeks prior to commencement of your placement to confirm placement location, hours and meeting arrangements.

Clinical Placement Hours

Hours will be determined by your supervisor, but will usually be between 8:00 – 4:30

Lunch breaks/morning tea breaks will vary between sites and should be discussed with your site student coordinator or clinical educator.

Uniform

Students are required to wear their university polo shirt with appropriate trousers. Tracksuit pants are not acceptable. Runners may be worn on placement. You may also be required to participate in hydrotherapy. Your supervisor will advise you of this in advance.

You are required to obtain a Monash Health photo ID badge from security prior to commencement of your placement.  You will receive a form from the student coordinator to take to security on a major hospital site to get this ID badge. There is a $20 non-refundable charge for the ID badge.   Please ensure this badge is returned to your supervisor at the completion of your placement. You may also require proxy card access to the site – this will be arranged for you locally when you start clinic and will need to be returned according to local procedures.  Check with your supervisor if you are unsure.

Discipline services available at each site

Kingston

Exercise Physiology provides services for inpatients with a variety of Neurological, Musculoskeletal and Cardiac conditions. Services include: individual strengthening and conditioning gym classes, life style management and education.

Dandenong Hospital

Acute Rehabilitation – Exercise Physiologist provides services for inpatients and outpatients with a variety of Neurological, Musculoskeletal and Cardiac conditions. Services include: individual strengthening and conditioning gym classes, running re-training, bike re-education, aquatic therapy, return to sport and recreation, life style management and education.

Clayton Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC)

The Exercise Physiologist at Clayton CRC provide a service to a range of clinical areas including Cardiopulmonary (Cardiac & Pulmonary phases 2&3), Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Geriatric, Cancer, Community gyms.

Greater Dandenong – Dandenong & Springvale

Dandenong Community Rehabilitation Centre & Community Health Service

  • The Exercise Physiologists at Dandenong CRC and C.H provide a service to a range of clinical areas including Cardiopulmonary (cardiac rehabilitation phase 2 & 3), Musculoskeletal (including hydrotherapy & land based) Neurological, Geriatric, Cancer, Chronic disease, Community gyms.

Springvale Community Rehabilitation Centre & Community Health Service

  • The Exercise Physiologists at Springvale CRC and C.H provide a service to a range of clinical areas including Cardiopulmonary (cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation phases 2&3), Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Geriatric, Cancer, Chronic disease, Community gyms

Casey Cardinia – Cranbourne & Pakenham

Cranbourne Community Rehabilitation Centre & Community Health Service

  • The Exercise Physiologist at Cranbourne and Pakenham provide a service to a range of clinical areas including Gym based and CRC based Cardiac and Pulmonary (groups & 1:1 assessments, Pulmonary Phase 3), Musculoskeletal (assessments & 1:1), Neurological (assessments, 1:1 sessions & running re-ed group).

Pakenham Community Rehabilitation Centre & Community Health Service

  • The Exercise Physiologist at Cranbourne and Pakenham provide a service to a range of clinical areas including Gym based and CRC based Cardiac and Pulmonary (groups & 1:1 Assessments, Cardiac & Pulmonary Phase 3), Musculoskeletal (assessments & 1:1), Neurological (assessments, 1:1 sessions & running re-ed group).

Discipline specific documentation requirements

It is expected where appropriate that Exercise Physiology specific forms will be completed. You will be shown these during orientation.

Exercise Physiology Assessment form MRI29
Inpatient Progress Notes MRJ01
Outpatient Progress Notes MRJ06(I)
Exercise sheets MRJ06(II)
Pulmonary (EMP) Assessment form MRI29
Cardiac- phase 3 Assessment form MRI29
Exercise Physiology cross site referral form
Suggested preparation for clinical placements

Getting Log Book Hours Signed Off

Recording of logbook information is to be completed in your own time – not client time.

All logbooks are required to be signed off by your supervisor/s within 4 weeks of completion of your placement (or as required by your university policies). This is also an ESSA requirement. If logbooks are to be mailed to the student a stamped self-addressed envelope must be supplied with the logbook.  Logbooks will not be signed off following this timeframe.

Please note: You are not permitted to photocopy, scan, photograph or in any other way copy information directly from a client’s file, de-identified or otherwise.  If you are unsure about what information is acceptable to record in your log book, please speak with your supervisor for guidance.

Absentee Policy

If you are unable to attend any given day of your placement, please advise your location supervisor by a phone call within 10mins of your usual starting time for that day. A medical certificate or statutory declaration will be required for all absent days. Please give a copy of your certificate to your supervisor and check the requirements around providing certificates with your university.  As soon as practicable you are also required to email the student coordinator (details above) and your university coordinator to advise of your absent day/s.