Position Details
Reference Number 32924
Position Title Grade 3 Physiotherapist
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Royal Childrens Hospital only
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Grade 3 Physiotherapist - Orthopaedic Cerebral Palsy Surgery

  • Full-time, fixed-term role (to 30th June 2019)
  • Rare opportunity to undertake advanced practice work in this specialised field
  • Parkville location
  • Fabulous employee benefits

The Hospital:

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Melbourne is one of the world's great children's hospitals. We are the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and our care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas. With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 4500, we provide a full range of clinical services, tertiary care and health promotion and prevention programs for children and young people. The Royal Children’s Hospital is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. Click here for further information on our Commitment to Child Safety: http://www.rch.org.au/quality/child-safety/


The Role:

The Grade 3 Physiotherapist for Cerebral Palsy Orthopaedic Surgery will provide specialist physiotherapy services to children and adolescents as part of a multidisciplinary team at RCH.  The Physiotherapist, by working in close collaboration with medical, nursing and allied health staff at RCH will ensure that services provided to children at RCH are innovated, evidence based and provided in a child and family centred context.


The Grade 3 Physiotherapist will be responsible for the strong clinical and professional leadership regarding the Orthopaedic and Physiotherapy management of children with Cerebral Palsy within the Orthopaedic clinical pathway.  The Physiotherapist will be based in the Physiotherapy Department, and work collaboratively across Allied Health and the broader multi-disciplinary team at The Royal Children's Hospital.

The Grade 3 Physiotherapist will function as a senior member of the Cerebral Palsy Surgery multi-disciplinary team and actively contribute to surgical and non-surgical treatment planning.  They will manage patients across the spectrum of their journey from the outptient setting to the acute post-operative phase and the post-operative recover and rehabilitation.  The Grade 3 Physiotherapist will also be responsible for independently managing certain patient subgroups through a physiotherapist-led Orthopaedic outpatient clinic.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy or equivalent tertiary qualification
  • Registration with AHPRA to practice as a Physiotherapist
  • Previous experience in Orthopaedic and Physiotherapy management of children with Cerebral Palsy

If you think you possess the right skills and experience we encourage you to apply on our website now!


Why work at the RCH?


That's what you can do for us, this is what we can offer you!


The opportunity to work in world-class facilities, alongside some of the greatest medical minds in the country.


We have 13 food and beverage options on site, a 24 hour gym, hairdresser, massage and supermarkets. We are surrounded by beautiful gardens and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.


We offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, an award winning health and well-being program and a fantastic team culture. We offer continuous learning and career development and let’s not forget about the Meerkat enclosure!


The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and all members of the LGBTQI community.


Make a change for the good. Come and work at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Contact Person Fiona Moran
Contact Number 93459300
Alternate Contact Person Angela Serong
Alternate Contact Number 93459300
Closing Date 14/02/2019
Position Description Grade 3 Physiotherapist CP Surgery_1.0 FTE fixed term_Position description.pdf