In this short period Nathan has achieved the most Flex Days collected in KINNECT’s history and with a Masters of Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland, Nathan quickly escalated through the KINNECT ranks.
As a former semi-professional ice hockey player and former kinesiologist (exercise physiologist) in Canada, he has made a name for himself internationally in the rink and out.
Although Nathan’s still new to the KINNECT family he has quickly excelled in his role. We caught up with Nathan to hear more about his life and role with KINNECT. Read below to see what he thinks.
The laid back, but super supportive KINNECT team. You communicate regularly with your colleagues and are always given supportive, friendly and motivating feedback from everyone in the KINNECT team, especially the Directors.
There is close communication between everyone.
Due to high international student fees I needed to apply for the job that paid the most as a new graduate, and showed opportunity to progress in a company, no matter the experience level. I also wanted to work predominantly in musculoskeletal therapy. This company caught my eye as many of the other physiotherapist jobs out there do not provide opportunities to advance like this at the new graduate level.
I love it. Not only do I get to travel regularly to Manus Island and Nauru for work but my 4 weeks on and 1 week off roster means I can also travel/backpack around Australia on my week off, which is exactly what I want to do.
Being promoted to a fly-in-fly-out position. As well as receiving the most Flex Days earned in the company history (you receive these if you go over your weekend dashboard). Basically you get paid to have a day off. You receive this if you put in additional work throughout the week, and it is easily accomplishable if you are willing to work hard.
In KINNECT’s eyes it’s a way for them to show their appreciation for our hard work in-house and on-site.
Honestly I enjoy the variety of everything. I really enjoy the Manus/Nauru experience, as it is really challenging and keeps your brain working 110% as there are some unique injury presentations there. Treating patients through a translator has been both challenging and rewarding and hearing the life stories from the refugees and asylum seekers has been a humbling experience.
Finish my Sport and conditioning levels through the Australian Physiotherapy Association. I have level 1, but still need to complete levels 2 and 3 which will give me credentials to coach top athletes in Australia.
Professional development is a focus of KINNECT’s, all staff get uncapped professional development so it’s not hard for me to keep working towards my goals.
As an athlete I spent many hours in physio clinics getting rehabilitated. My older sister is also a physio and loves her job, so I saw her experiences and wanted something I too would enjoy doing for the rest of my life.
The variety and continual learning. I am appreciated as an employee. Each year the company does something nice for all the employees. Last year was a cruise from Brisbane to Sydney. This year an island getaway somewhere around the Brisbane area (it is a mystery and will be a surprise).