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Melbourne, Victoria
Job Type
Full Time
12 Oct 2021
Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Royal Women's Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: 23613

Grade 1 Physiotherapist, Women's Health, Physiotherapy Department
Ongoing Position
2 x 24 hours per week available (potential opportunity to do 16-32 hours considered)

The Royal Women's Hospital is Australia's first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of newborns and women of all ages. To join the Women's is to be instrumental in forging progress towards health equity for women from ground-breaking research through to the bedside delivery of multi-disciplinary clinical care.

Creating exceptional experiences is at the heart of everything we do for our patients, their families, and our people across our specialised services within maternity, neonatal and women's health.

The Physiotherapy Department provides services to patients of the Royal Women's Hospital and encompasses the clinical streams of Women's health and Neonatal care. Physiotherapy care involves a holistic approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and therapeutic management of disorders of movement or optimisation of function to enhance the health and welfare of women and newborns in the Victorian community.

Your contribution

This position is a clinical role that ensures excellence in patient care, education and collaboration with staff and students, and fosters development through engagement with supervision and other professional development opportunities. The Grade 1 Physiotherapist also has a role working with stakeholders to contribute to the development of innovative models of care which optimise the role of Physiotherapy within the multidisciplinary team.

About you

To be successful within this role you will need to have:

Essential Criteria

  • A degree in Physiotherapy as recognised by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

  • A current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

  • Interest in clinical management of patients with pelvic floor dysfunction and pregnancy-related musculoskeletal disorders.

  • Capacity to work effectively in a changing organisational environment.

  • Demonstrated commitment to a women-centered approach to service provision.

  • Availability to work nominated Saturday mornings and public holidays as postnatal/postsurgical ward physiotherapist.

  • Competent computer literacy including use of a PC, mouse, keyboard, standard Microsoft office software

Desirable Criteria

  • Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, and the Victorian branch of Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapy Australia.

  • Experience working with physiotherapy students at undergraduate level.

  • Previous experience in leading exercise and education classes.

  • Experience and involvement in research and audit activities.

  • Experience in clinical management of patients with pelvic floor dysfunction and pregnancy-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Our offering

When you join the Women's you unite with talented people who share your purpose and unwavering determination to advance health outcomes for all women. You will find a workplace that is collaborative, progressive and passionate about learning and working together in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure you find the exceptional in your everyday.

Our staff benefits program includes salary packaging, on-site car parking and childcare (subject to availability), alongside a range of discounted financial, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits provided by our staff benefit partners. To learn more, please visit:

We are proudly White Ribbon and Breastfeeding Association accredited. The Women's is committed to gender equity principles and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women/family violence matters.

The Women's is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, people with lived experience of disability and people who identify as LGBTI.

Ready to make the move?

For more information about the position, please see the Position Description attached and apply online by selecting "apply now" below.

All appointments to the Women's are subject to a satisfactory clearance of Working with Children Check and Police Check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Please be aware that in line with the Chief Health Officers COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Direction, all workers at the Women's regardless of role, will be required to be fully vaccindated for COVID-19. All applicants will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. Please upload this evidence into your application under 'Additional Documents'

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  • Job Reference: 395747126-2
  • Date Posted: 12 October 2021
  • Employer: Royal Women's Hospital
    Royal Women's Hospital
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other
  • Job Type: Full Time