Hand Therapy Clinician (Grade 3)

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 53099

Reference: 53099

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Southern Metropolitan

  • Senior Clinician Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist

  • Full-time (Part-time will be considered) 1/8/22 - 28/7/23

About Monash Health:

Monash Health is Victoria's largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne's population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 22,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children's Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and the extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

A Bit About This Role

An excellent on-going opportunity has arisen in our well-regarded hand therapy team. Monash Health has a large, acute Hand Therapy team, servicing a predominantly trauma caseload from orthopaedic and plastic surgery referrals across all age groups.  There is a strong, active relationship particularly with the Plastics unit that supports excellent patient outcomes. Hand Therapy has a continual focus on service improvement for the patient journey and we pride ourselves on delivering best care to maximise a patient’s return to function.

This is a Senior Clinician position in a team of  6.4 EFT, up to full-time hours. It is an excellent opportunity to develop and build on leadership skills.  This role is predominantly at Dandenong Hospital; we have an increasing service at Monash Children's Hospital, and satellite clinics at Clayton and Casey.

The Senior Clinician provides leadership to the clinical program as well as ensuring processes and administrative needs are up-to-date and functioning smoothly.  The Hand Therapy team sits within the Occupational Therapy department at Dandenong Hospital, with this role reporting to the Occupational Therapy manager, and the newly-created Grade 4 hand Therapist. We have a comprehensive supervision and professional development program in Occupational Therapy and at an organisational level, which provides opportunities to extend leadership capacity as well as in more general career and professional areas.

The hand therapy Senior Clinician is also a crucial member of the occupational therapy Senior group at Dandenong Hospital.

What We’re Looking for in You

AHPRA accredited Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist with highly developed skills in acute hand injury. The successful applicant is recognised as a clinical specialist within the Hand Therapy field and will drive innovation and excellence within Monash Health. Clinical teaching is a core activity, involving staff supervision and active support of student placements.

The Senior Clinician will be a strong supporter of research and evidence-based practice and will contribute to raise the profile of Hand Therapy within Monash Health and across the state. The applicant will be involved in service development, working parties and clinical groups as needed, working with the Hand Therapy team, surgical units and out-patient department to provide an excellent service and implementing service changes as required.

The successful applicant will:

  • Have highly developed clinical skills with experience in a trauma caseload

  • Have well-developed leadership skills and an innovative and positive approach to service delivery in public health.

  • Utilise clear communication and advocate for best care for the patient

  • Engage patients in the participation of their treatment journey

  • Always be mindful of the responsible use of our resources

  • Acknowledge responsibility for own learning

  • Collaborate with others in the development of department resources and research pursuits

  • Routinely uphold the Monash Health iCare values

Benefits, Rewards and remuneration

  • Becoming a team member in a dynamic and innovative group of seven clinicians, with a shared vision of providing the best available care to Monash Health patients.

  • Contribution to and leadership of team-focused research pursuits, to shape the knowledge base of our profession.

  • Salary packaging


Hand Therapy service is primarily based at Dandenong hospital, with satellite clinics at Monash Children's, Clayton and Casey.

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity, and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries regarding employee accounts contact Recruitment Services by email – recruitment@monashhealth.org.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;

  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;

  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and

  • proof of immunisation.

A request to conduct probity checks does not guarantee that an offer of employment will be made.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

To comply with Victorian Public Health directions, all employees working in the Public Health system must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to upload evidence of full vaccination against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence is a copy of a Government Official Immunisation History Statement or Digital Certificate showing all vaccination dates. It is a requirement of Monash Health to collect, record and hold vaccination information. Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status.

Hand Therapy Clinician (Grade 3)

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Susan Fone - 0428691940

Hand Therapy Clinician (Grade 3)