Physiotherapist | HARP and Chronic Rehab

Job posted: 22/01/2024
Applications close: 24/03/2024 (Midnight)
32 days remaining

32 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 32294

Reference: 32294

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Physiotherapist - Grade 2

  • Permanent full time with monthly day off
  • Monday to Friday working hours
  • Hospital Admission Risk Program and Chronic Rehab Program (Integrated Services)

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

This exciting Grade 2 physiotherapy role will allow you the opportunity to use your clinical expertise and relevant depth of experience to, support recently discharged patients following hospital admission, as well as utilise your self-management and coaching strategies across a variety of patients with chronic disease health burdens, including but not limited to cardiorespiratory disease.

This highly rewarding position provides the opportunity to extend your acute and/or community physiotherapy skill sets into the provision of physiotherapy services to patients in their homes and / or community within our Chronic Rehabilitation groups, with the intent of reducing their risk of hospital admission.

On a daily basis you will live our Eastern Health values as you apply innovative strategies & deliver great the support of highly experienced senior physiotherapists and senior multidisciplinary team members.

You will have excellent communication & advocacy skills; great initiative; love challenge, growth and change; and possess the proven ability to actively collaborate, lead & deliver work to improve outcomes & experiences for your patients and teams.

There will also be opportunities for applying and developing your skills as a supervisor with our AHAs, pre-registration physiotherapy students and grade 1 rotational physiotherapist.

In return you will have access to numerous supports and opportunities to continuously improve yourself and your service, with regular clinical supervision with our Grade 3 HARP senior clinician PT and operational support & coaching with our Integrated Care Team Leaders.

You will also have access to our large Eastern Health Physiotherapy Aged and Complex Care and Cardiorespiratory Clinical Leadership Groups across our network, led by Grade 4 Physiotherapy Clinical Leads and have opportunities for involvement in professional development, quality improvement and research.

About you

To be successful in this role you will possess

  • Recognised tertiary qualification in Physiotherapy
  • Current registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia
  • Eligibility for practicing membership of the Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Demonstrate recent experience in managing a diverse workload in a range of clinical areas including cardiorespiratory and/or aged and complex care (within bed based or community environments)
  • Advanced clinical skills in managing a complex caseload and comprehensive discharge planning using a client-centred approach.
  • Experienced in or interested in developing skills in, the development of treatment strategies using a client-centred, health coaching approach with a focus on self-management.
  • High level communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work / show leadership in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience in supervision of staff and/or students.
  • Demonstrated ability to introduce innovative practice.
  • Commitment to improving own practice and undertaking quality and research activities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of professional codes of conduct.
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence.


  • Recent experience within acute bed-based services
  • Experience in supervision of students and/or post-graduate clinicians
  • Working towards post graduate qualification would be highly regarded.
  • Member, Australian Physiotherapy Association with current involvement in relevant special interest groups

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 with booster & Influenza, 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 is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manager listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Values in Action: Respect for all | Safe always | Partnering in care | Learning and improving every day

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

Physiotherapist | HARP and Chronic Rehab

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Amanda Louey - (04) 4781 3793
Mary West - (61) 4666 2153

Physiotherapist | HARP and Chronic Rehab