Job posted: 15/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland

Job type: Full time, Casual

Organisation: West Gippsland Healthcare Group

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 11496

Reference: 11496

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland


Physiotherapist – Grade 1

Physiotherapy Team

Permanent Full Time

Casual Opportunities also available


An exciting opportunity exists for a Grade 1 Physiotherapist to work in a full time rotational position in our dynamic and supportive Physiotherapy Team. There are also opportunities to work casually – casuals are employed on an ‘as needs’ basis to backfill leave and extra shifts on days, nights and weekends.

Our team is comprised of Grade 3, Grade 2 and Grade 1 Physiotherapists and is supported by a team of Allied Health Assistants.  We are located in a purpose-built Allied Health / Community Rehabilitation Centre situated at West Gippsland Hospital. Physiotherapy services are provided to a range of inpatient, outpatient, community and aged care departments.

Physiotherapy services include the following areas:

  • Acute inpatient units including Surgical, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Medical and Maternity
  • Emergency Department and Short Stay Unit
  • Sub-Acute Unit:  GEM and TCP
  • Aged Care Services
  • Community Rehabilitation Service, Prehabilitation and Outpatients
  • Rehabilitation Groups including: Cardiac Rehab, Pulmonary Rehab, Parkinsons Group, Stroke Group, Hip and Knee Groups and Strength and Balance Group
  • Community and Allied Health Team (Domiciliary Service)

Our physiotherapy department encourages and supports staff attending professional development activities. All staff participate in a supervision program where support and mentoring are provided. This is a great opportunity for a physiotherapist to develop a range of skills and experience in a supported and dynamic team environment while enjoying a fantastic lifestyle exploring beautiful Gippsland.

The preferred candidate will have:

  • A Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) - Physiotherapy Board
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence
  • A high level of knowledge and skills in a wide area of Physiotherapy practice
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team

IMPORTANT: All front line healthcare workers are required to have three doses of COVID vaccination (unless a valid exemption applies). Evidence of vaccination (or exemption) will be required to be provided prior to commencement. 

About our organisation

The West Gippsland Healthcare Group is a customer focused health organisation providing acute medical and surgical, obstetric, emergency, residential care and community health services to 45,000 people in the rural, urban residential, agricultural and industrial areas located within the Baw Baw Shire and beyond. The administrative headquarters are located at West Gippsland Hospital in Warragul, approximately 100kms east of Melbourne.

Working with us

All appointments with the West Gippsland Healthcare Group are subject to the satisfactory return of professional reference checks, a NDIS Worker Screening Clearance (whichever is applicable for this role) and a current Employee Working with Children Check. All employees must hold current entitlement to work within Australia. A six month probationary period applies to all new appointments.

Further details and how to apply

Applications must be submitted via our recruitment portal (wghg.mercury.com.au) and must include a current CV and a covering letter. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide at least 2 professional referees.

If you have any further queries, please contact Elaine Coetzee, Physiotherapy Manager, on 03 5623 0640 or email elaine.coetzee@wghg.com.au

Applications close on Thursday 30th March 2023.


As an inclusive employer, committed to improving diversity and equity in our workforce, we encourage applications from all parts of our community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, LGBTI people, and people with lived experience of disability.

As a Child Safe organisation, West Gippsland Healthcare Group promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children, including those with disability.


Job type:

Full time, Casual

Job classification:

Not provided


Elaine Coetzee - (03) 5623 0640
Kristy Dougheney - (03) 5623 0644