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Physiotherapist Grade 2 - Transition Care Program

St Vincent's Hospital

Opportunities for full time or part time permanent with combination of below roles available:

  • 24 hours per week, Permanent Transition Care Program
  • 24 hours per week, Fixed Term Contract 9 weeks Transition Care Program (Long Service Leave backfill)
  • 20 hours per week, Permanent Home-based Allied Health

About the Role

An opportunity currently exists for Grade 2 physiotherapists to join the Virtual and at Home Department at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, with opportunities within the Transition Care Program and Home-based Allied Health team.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing high quality, overall physiotherapy management to patients admitted within units serviced by the Transition Care Program and Home-based Allied Health team based at St Georges Hospital Kew.

You will work within a multidisciplinary team to deliver outcomes that are determined by client care plans and goals. The role is also responsible for supervision of students, Grade 1 staff, and Allied Health Assistants and taking a leadership role within the department and other duties as directed/delegated.

Applications from current grade two physiotherapists or suitably experienced grade one physiotherapists will be considered. Relevant postgraduate qualifications would also be highly regarded.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic physiotherapist to join a cohesive and progressive integrated team, committed to excellence in clinical practice, patient centred care and continuous improvement.

Must have, or be currently eligible for, National Physiotherapist Registration.

Classifications for this position will range from VB1 – VB4 ($88,467 - $101,691 per annum, pro-rata for pa).

Duties include

  • Provide appropriate clinical management for patients admitted under units serviced by the Virtual and at Home teams including Transition Care Program and Home Based Allied Health services.
  • Assessment, planning and treatment including education for all patients admitted under units serviced by the Virtual and at Home teams.
  • Communicate assessment and treatment outcomes to nursing, medical and other Allied Health staff via documentation and handovers.
  • Clinical supervision and teaching of physiotherapy students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, as required.
  • Develop and promote new initiatives regarding service provision.

Your Contribution

  • Tertiary qualifications in Physiotherapy
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a health care setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to continuous quality improvement.
  • Experience with student supervision.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Current national criminal history check, or willing to obtain.

What we offer

  • A healthy work/life balance encouraged. Full time employment comes with a monthly Accrued Day Off (additional day off per month!)
  • Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities
  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!

About Transition Care Program

The Transition Care Program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and State and Territories. St Vincent’s Transition Care Program is resourced to follow the client through the service system and avoid unnecessary extension of hospital admissions and/or premature admission to residential care.You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide short-term support and active management for older people at the interface of the acute/subacute and residential aged care sectors.

About Home-based Allied Health Service

This position is part of the St Vincent’s Home Based Allied Health team. The Home Based Allied Health team is jointly funded by the Victorian Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC-PYP) and the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team which focuses on restoring, or maintaining people’s independence, improving functioning and wellbeing to support them to remain living at home.

Working at St Vincent’s
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services and is driven by values of Compassion, Justice, Integrity and Excellence.

Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Inclusion is essential to our mission and diversity reflects the community we serve.

Please visit our website, for further information regarding our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment at SVHM.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases in healthcare settings. You may therefore be required to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

This position is subject to a Victorian government direction regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Successful applicants must meet these vaccination requirements. Please contact us if you would like to know more.

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PhysiotherapySt Vincent's Hospital
Location Melbourne
Job Reference Number JR136762
Classification Physiotherapy
Sub Classification Physiotherapy
Job Type Permanent/Part-Time
Estimated Salary Package Not Applicable
Closing Date 22-06-2024

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