AEPs working in hospitals. Presented by Grant Turner AEP and Luke Snabaitis AEP
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Accredited Exercise Physiologists bring an impressive skillset and clinical value to healthcare settings. Perhaps you’re interested in learning about how the AEP role fits into the hospital and public health setting. This professional development takes a conversational approach, bringing a lens of curiosity to the growing role of AEPs working in this sector. We are joined by Grant Turner AEP and Luke Snabaitis AEP, who each bring a wealth of experience, to reflect on growth, demonstrating value and advocacy.
A current snapshot of the hospital and public health setting tells us that although AEPs in this sector represent just 4.4% of the total workforce; its growth is accelerating. Not only are traditional pathology roles occupied- like cardiovascular, neurological and respiratory; our reach is expanding sideways into renal, mental health, cancer and gastroenterology. The AEP skillset has broad applicability and is adaptable. Value is demonstrated through client outcome measures, pilot program results, financial impact and client feedback.
Expect to get a real taste for the diversity these roles can take as they experience the reward of resources, integration and reach beyond a typical private practice. Of course, advocacy is inherent to a growing role. That’s ongoing advocacy for the profession, alongside advocacy for increasing positions, advocacy for your own role and advocating for interventions support patients.
And Grant and Luke’s top tips for working in the hospital and public health setting? Network, network, network.
Grant Turner is the former chair of both the National Public Health Exercise Physiology Advisory Group and Queensland Exercise Physiology Advisory Group. As an AEP, he has experience across hospital, community and private sectors including over 15 years at the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service.
Luke Snabaitis is the current chair of the National Public Health Exercise Physiology Advisory Group and former chair of the Queensland Exercise Physiology Advisory Group. At the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service he is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander preventable hospitalisation program clinical team manager. Luke is the first Exercise Physiologist in Queensland Health to manage a multi stream team.