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Grade 2 physiotherapist, Community Rehabilitation Program, fixed term Part time

Job posted: 04/05/2022
Applications close: 25/05/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 26881

Reference: 26881

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

 Physiotherapist – Grade 2



  • Community Rehabilitation Program - Musculoskeletal stream

  • Peter James Centre

  • 1 year part time contract



An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and motivated Grade 2 physiotherapist with a commitment to the delivery of high quality; evidence based patient-focused health care to join our Community Rehabilitation Program at Eastern Health.



Eastern Health


Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services  to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.



About the role


We are seeking an innovative, enthusiastic and client-centred physiotherapist with a commitment to high quality, evidence based patient care. The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to assess and manage a variety of musculoskeletal conditions in the Community Rehabilitation Program in addition to non clinical portfolios and responsibilities. The Community Rehabilitation Program has a strong commitment to supervision, professional development, research and quality initiatives. There is opportunity for the successful candidate to be involved with quality improvement projects in a supported manner,  this position will be supported in a large interdisciplinary team environment with regular supervision by a grd 3 senior clinician. 


This position requires well developed interpersonal and communication skills as well as experience in working with a variety of patient populations in an interdisciplinary team. This position may include supervision and teaching of rotating /permanent grade 1 physiotherapists and Physiotherapy students.


The Community Rehabilitation Program offers short term, goal based service to clients in the Eastern Suburbs. The successful applicant will provide a home based and centre based service (including telehealth) as well as group therapy and hydrotherapy programs.




About you


To be successful in this role you will possess:



  • Advanced interpersonal and problem solving skills.

  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Exhibits positive professional behaviour at all times within the clinical and work setting.

  • Demonstrates a sound understanding and commitment to client centred care.

  • Excellent time management skills.

  • Clinical and leadership experience relevant to Community Rehabilitation.

  • Broad knowledge of issues affecting the older population within a Community Rehabilitation setting.

  • Experience in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning skills.

  • Able to co-ordinate complex clinical discharges as part of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise junior staff and students.

  • Ability to efficiently manage and prioritise a complex clinical workload.

  • Have a working knowledge of Community Rehabilitation Services.

  • Demonstrated experience in participating in interdisciplinary teams

  • Demonstrated commitment to maintaining up-to-date clinical knowledge through evidence based practice.

  • Current driver’s licence

  • Competent computer skills


Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.


Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 including your booster, prior to commencing employment.



What we offer


Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!



  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities

  • Friendly & supportive team

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary packaging options

  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals



Next Steps


If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!


Please note:



  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.

  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.

  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.



Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence


**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Grade 2 physiotherapist, Community Rehabilitation Program, fixed term Part time

Job type:

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Job classification:

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Contact:

ELIZABETH WINTLE - (04) 5756 3173
Amy Leong - (04) 1889 4145

Grade 2 physiotherapist, Community Rehabilitation Program, fixed term Part time