Position Details
Reference Number 32470
Position Title Physiotherapist - Paediatrics (Grade 2)
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Western Health
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people. We have more than 6,700 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

About the Role

Seeking an enthusiastic physiotherapist to join our paediatric team in a Grade 2, full time permanent capacity.

  • Provide excellence in physiotherapy care to paediatric patient populations
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of junior staff and students
  • Be well supported by experienced and dedicated senior clinicians
  • Opportunities for  research and quality improvement, and participation in ongoing professional development

An excellent opportunity for a motivated physiotherapist to join our friendly and supportive team.


  • Provide physiotherapy to infants, children and adolescents from diverse cultural backgrounds with a range of orthopaedic and neurodevelopmental conditions in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • May include involvement in Special Care Nursery, plagiocephaly clinic and hydrotherapy
  • Responsible for the supervision of junior staff and students through Western Health’s University of Melbourne Clinical school
  • Work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team
  • Ensure safe and high quality patient care is delivered in line with Western Health values and policies
  • Contribute to ongoing research and quality improvement activities

Essential Criteria

  • Applicants must be currently registered as a Physiotherapist with AHPRA


  • We offer a wide range of benefits such as:
  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Discounted Onsite car parking
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a working with children’s check.

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Anna Nethercote
Contact Number 0417130225
Contact Email Anna.Nethercote@wh.org.au
Alternate Contact Person Melina Shackell
Alternate Contact Number 0401137245
Closing Date 24/06/2018
Position Description Grade 2 PD 2017 - paediatrics.docx
Application Guide click here to view
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