Physiotherapist - High Acuity/Cardio-respiratory

Job posted: 14/06/2022
Applications close: 08/07/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 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: 27343

Reference: 27343

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Physiotherapist -High Acuity/Cardio-respiratory

  • Permanent Full-time (80hrs/fortnight with monthly ADO)

  • $83,361.20 - $95,825.60 p.a. (pro rata for part time/dependent on experience)

  • Generous salary packaging options + super

About the role

This unique opportunity will responsible for the clinical management of the acute cardiorespiratory, high acuity patients including ICU. On a daily basis, as the right person for this role, you will be expected to apply your commitment to the Eastern Health value of Patients First through your skilled Grade 2 management of this caseload; through your support of the Physiotherapy service across Eastern Health to dynamically respond to workload demands; through your support and development of Grade 1 Physiotherapists, AHA’s and undergraduate students to develop clinical skills within the area of acute cardiorespiratory physiotherapy and specialty medicine.

You will be a dynamic, enthusiastic team player within the multi-disciplinary team and Eastern Health Physiotherapy, actively seeking to collaborate with others to improve outcomes & experiences for your patients. You will actively seek to support and partner with relevant service improvement and research being undertaken by Grade 3 and Grade 4 Clinical Lead within Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy. As the successful applicant, you will be robustly supported in your ongoing development through regular supervision with our Grade 3 Cardiorespiratory/ICU Physiotherapists and working with your acute and cardiorespiratory team mates locally and across our network via the Cardiorespiratory Clinical Leadership Committee, led by our Grade 4 Physiotherapy Clinical Lead – Cardiorespiratory. 

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 practising membership of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

  • Advanced clinical skills in managing a complex caseload and comprehensive discharge planning using a client-centred approach

  • Broad clinical experience encompassing diverse patient presentation.

  • Previous clinical experience working in cardiorespiratory and high acuity physiotherapy.

  • 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 the innovative practice.

  • Commitment to improving own practice and undertaking quality and research activities.

  • Demonstrated understanding of professional codes of conduct.


  • Participation in work practice coordination and review

  • Experience in conflict resolution

  • 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

  • Applications will be screened upon receipt

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/Cardio-respiratory

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Kirsty Hearn - (04) 1737 8305
Chris Sloan - (04) 1737 8305

Physiotherapist - High Acuity/Cardio-respiratory