Physiotherapist - High Acuity Areas

Job posted: 14/06/2022
Applications close: 10/07/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 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: 27340

Reference: 27340

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Physiotherapist - High Acuity Areas

  • Casual positions available

  • High Acuity patient cohort - including ICU, HDU, cardiorespiratory and surgical

  • $42.19 - $48.49 base hourly rate (dependent on experience) + casual loading

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 role will be based at one or more of our acute hospitals (Box Hill, Maroondah and Angliss Hospitals) where this Grade 2 Casual Physiotherapist will be responsible for the provision of clinical services to high acuity patients as part of our weekend service (weekday shifts may also be available dependent on clinician availability)

You will be expected to apply your commitment to the Eastern Health value of Patients First through your skilled Grade 2 management of high acuity cardiorespiratory patients across a variety of environments including ICU, HDU, respiratory, surgical and general medical wards.

You will be a dynamic, enthusiastic team player within the weekend allied health team and Eastern Health Physiotherapy, actively seeking to collaborate with others to improve outcomes & experiences for your patients.

This role will be supported via Grade 3 Physiotherapists and more broadly by the support & improvement network lead by our Grade 4 Clinical Lead Physiotherapists in Cardiorespiratory and Aged & Complex Care.

Clinical supervision is provided to this role by a Grade 3 Physiotherapist and the role operates as part of the team providing weekend service across sites.

About you 

To be successful in this role you should possess:


  • Recognised tertiary qualification in Physiotherapy

  • Current registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia

  • Eligibility for practicing membership of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical theory and practice within high acuity cardiorespiratory physiotherapy management (including but not limited to ICU / HDU, Respiratory and/or surgery)

  • Demonstrated clear understanding of client-centred care

  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral

  • Demonstrated time management capabilities and experience in managing a caseload

  • Commitment to improving own practice.

  • Demonstrated understanding of professional codes of conduct.

  • Basic computer literacy


  • Interest and/or experience working in a broad range of clinical areas

  • Possession of a current Victorian drivers license

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 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.**

Physiotherapist - High Acuity Areas

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KIRSTY HEARN - (04) 4760 6370
Stephanie Clarke

Physiotherapist - High Acuity Areas