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Physiotherapist (Grade 4) Team Leader Advanced Practice

St Vincent's Hospital

Physiotherapy (Grade 4) Advanced Practice Team Leader

  • Permanent, Part Time (24 hours per week- minimum 3 days)
  • Emergency Department Advanced Musculoskeletal Practice experience highly desirable
  • Senior leadership opportunity
  • Friendly and dynamic team

Why work for St Vincent’s Health Service?

  • Make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable patients
  • Use your clinical skills and experience to support a multidisciplinary team
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment

About the Role

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, dynamic Grade 4 Physiotherapist to lead and innovate our Advanced Practice Physiotherapy services at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

Reporting to the Physiotherapy Manager this position will lead the Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Stream, supported by Grade 3 senior clinicians, to drive the provision of high quality Physiotherapy services to SVHM patients. The successful candidate will possess expert clinical knowledge and robust peer networks, as well as strong stakeholder engagement capabilities, sound communication skills and a passionate commitment to the development of self and others.

The Grade 4 Physiotherapy Team Leader is responsible for fostering clinical excellence in physiotherapy service provision at St Vincent’s Health. They will be responsible for the clinical and strategic leadership of the Physiotherapy service in the Advanced Practice stream, ensuring the highest quality of clinical service provision in maintained, as well as managing an individual clinical caseload and providing high quality physiotherapy consultation services in their area of expertise. In conjunction with the Physiotherapy manager they will provide operational leadership and management for the designated stream and for the broader Physiotherapy team as directed. They will oversee the provision of high quality clinical education for both staff and students and foster a culture of research excellence and continuous improvement.

If you are motivated to develop yourself and your skills within a supportive, dynamic and engaged team, passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for patients and staff, and looking for an opportunity to shape the future of Physiotherapy and Allied Health service delivery, then we would love to hear from you.

Classifications for this position will range from Physiotherapist Grade 4 VB24 - VB27 ($116,480 - $128,341 per annum).

Your Contribution

  • Ensure the highest standard of Physiotherapy clinical service provision is upheld through regular review and update of clinical service provision aligned to current best evidence.
  • Oversee (and directly provide) delivery of high quality, effective clinical supervision for Physiotherapy team members and students.
  • Determine and implement strategic vision for Advanced Practice Physiotherapy team
  • Implement effective leadership of change management initiatives
  • Appropriately represent Physiotherapy and/or Allied Health within the organisation at relevant meetings and forums and external to the organisation
  • Coordinate research and program evaluation activity within the Advanced Practice team in conjunction with the Physiotherapy Manager and Physiotherapy Department Research Co-ordinator.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years clinical experience
  • Completion of relevant Post Graduate qualification (or PhD candidates nearing completion)
  • Knowledge of Physiotherapy management and clinical service provision in an acute health care setting
  • Acknowledged by their professional peers as a clinical expert and has broad and relevant clinical experience in their area of expertise
  • Demonstrated effective leadership, management and networking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across teams and the wider organisation
  • Extensive experience in the supervision and professional development of physiotherapists, students and support staff.

What we offer

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities
  • Staff Health Centre
  • Discounts and Promotions always available through our Foundation
  • Career development & advancement encouraged
  • Culture of continuous improvement

About Physiotherapy Department
The SVHM Physiotherapy team are passionate about nurturing a culture of staff support and development to facilitate the highest quality clinical service provision, and foster excellence in research, education and evidence based care. Delivering services across a spectrum of acute, sub-acute and outpatient services SVHM Physiotherapy work closely with inter-professional teams to provide assessment, treatment and a range of therapeutic services to optimise patient care and maximise function.

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).

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PhysiotherapySt Vincent's Hospital
Location Melbourne
Job Reference Number JR121587
Classification Physiotherapy
Sub Classification Physiotherapy
Job Type Permanent/Part-Time
Estimated Salary Package Not Applicable
Closing Date 09-02-2022

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