Position Details
Reference Number 35759
Position Title Grade 2 Physiotherapist (Neurological/Aged Care
Employment Type Temporary Part 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 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.

About the Role

Seeking an enthusiastic Grade 2 Physiotherapist to join our Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) team in the neurology/aged care stream on a part time (45.6 hours per fortnight), temporary basis (maternity leave position) ceasing 15/03/2020

  • Temporary part  time (0.6 eft, 45.60 hours per fortnight)
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of junior staff and students
  • Well supported by experienced and dedicated senior clinicians
  • Strong focus on  research and quality improvement, and participation in ongoing professional development

An exciting opportunity exists for a Grade 2 Physiotherapist with excellent clinical skills in neurological and aged care rehabilitation to join the CBR service at Western Health.  This position will be based across both sites; Sunshine and Williamstown Hospitals.  This is a part time temporary maternity-leave position until 15/03/2020.


  • Deliver effective individual, group and hydrotherapy programs for clients with a variety of neurological, vestibular and age-related conditions
  • Responsible for the supervision of junior staff and students through Western Health’s 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
  • Potential involvement in hydrotherapy
  • Provide predominantly centre-based therapy with occasional home-based sessions where indicated
  • Supervision of rotating junior physiotherapists and allied health assistants
  • Be proactive about identifying and addressing issues that interfere with patients receiving Best Care through the Physiotherapy quality program.

Essential Criteria

  • Applicants must be currently registered as a Physiotherapist with AHPRA
  • Hold a valid Victorian drivers licence and a Working with Children check
  • For more information including full selection criteria, please refer to the position description and/or contact us via email or phone.


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • 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.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working With Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Erin Bicknell
Contact Number 83451283
Alternate Contact Person Melanie Wong
Alternate Contact Number 83451283
Closing Date 21/11/2019
Position Description PD PT Gr 2 Neurology Aged Care CBR Oct 2019.docx
Application Guide click here to view
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