Job posted: 15/09/2021
Applications close: 29/09/2021 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Women's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Reference: 23590

Reference: 23590

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist - Neonatal 

  • Physiotherapy Department

  • Ongoing Position

  • 12 hours per week


The Royal Women’s Hospital is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women’s is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women’s health.

Department/Unit Specific Overview

The Physiotherapy Department provides services to patients of the Royal Women’s Hospital and encompasses the clinical streams of Women’s health and Neonatal care.

Intensive and Special care is a tertiary level nursery where specialist care is provided to approximately 1400 premature and very sick babies per year. The unit also has a key role in providing education and training for local, national and international health professionals and has an extensive research program that includes long term care follow up.

The Women’s neonatal unit has been specifically designed as one unit with both Intensive and special care nursery pods; a total of 61 cots. It operates under a multidisciplinary family-centred model of care developed to improve consistency and continuity of care and engagement of families.  The neonatal allied health principle involves creating an environment for the infant that minimises stress while providing developmentally appropriate experience for the infant and family and is supported by key specialist roles.

Position Purpose

  • The purpose of this position is to contribute to the Royal Women’s Hospital Physiotherapy Department as a member of the leadership team who builds departmental capability; leads and coaches according to the needs of the Neonatal Allied Health team and delivers effective high quality clinical occupational therapy / physiotherapy services.

  • Provide neuro-developmental / neuro-behavioural assessment and treatment to infants in Intensive and Special Care.

  • Consult with nursing, medical, and allied health staff, and parents regarding strategies for infant care to optimise infant development, including the prevention of physiologic compromise and secondary musculoskeletal complications.

Ensure best practice by using evidenced based practice and a philosophy of individualised support for the developing infant and family.

About You

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

  • Clinical Expertise and Skills

  • Leadership characteristics

  • Research and Training interests

  • Passion for practice improvement and service development

  • Appropriate clinical documentation skills

  • Strong professional standards and responsibilities

Our Offering

When you join the Women’s you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit: www.thewomens.org.au/careers/why-work-at-the-womens/staff-benefits/

We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women’s is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters. 

The Women’s is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

It is a policy of the Women's to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability. If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process, please contact the hiring manager listed under 'Contact Person'

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting “apply now” below.

All appointments to the Women’s are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

If you would like to receive this information/publication in an accessible format (such as large print or audio) please call our HR Enquiries line on: 03 8345 2080, or email HR.Enquiries@thewomens.org.au


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Sarah Duncan - (03) 8345 3172 - (03) 8345 3160