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Post Acute Care Physiotherapist Grade 2

Date: 21-Nov-2022

Location: 48 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:


The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) vision is to be a great children’s hospital – delivering Great Care, Everywhere.

RCH is located within the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, with more than 45 world-class biomedical organisations and more than 50,000 of the brightest minds working together to make the Precinct number one in the Asia Pacific region for health, education, research, and training. Within this, RCH is also a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Each organisation contributes to a paediatric academic health centre which is greater than the sum of its parts.  

RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria. Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The RCH is the only provider of heart transplant services and CAR T-cell therapy for paediatrics in Australia. RCH is an effective advocate for patients and their families with a particular focus on vulnerable children and increasingly, mental health in young people. The hospital also supports many health promotion and prevention programs. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.

We work collaboratively with hospitals to deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time. The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards:

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.

Further information about RCH is available at


The Role:


This role within the Complex Care Hub department will ensure quality physiotherapy to patients and their families post discharge, in their own home environment.  


You will provide short-term physiotherapy services to children and adolescents who have increased physical needs following acute hospital admission. These patients may include, but not exclusive to, patients under the care of orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery, neurosciences, oncology, cardiology cardiac and surgery (including post-transplant) and oncology.


You will work in close collaboration with medical and other allied health staff to ensure that services provided to children at RCH are innovative, evidence-based and provided in a child and family centred


 What you’ll achieve:

  • Provide support and continuity of care for the patient and family
  • Develop, in consultation with the care team, individual patient care plans
  • Maintain, update and evaluate quality of care based on individual physiotherapy assessment
  • Provide clinical care, advice and education in line with the clinical guidelines and relevant to the patient’s condition and clinical needs


Your skills and experience:

  • Hold a physiotherapy degree qualification from an accredited course/university
  • Registered to practice as a Physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Satisfy the Physiotherapy Board of Australia Continuing Professional Development and Recency of Practice Guidelines
  • Uphold the Physiotherapy Board of Australia Code of Conduct
  • 2 years acute or community paediatric physiotherapy experience
  • Experience working in an acute paediatric setting 


About Post Acute Care:


The Post Acute Care (PAC) program provides short-term (up to 4 weeks) support at home to children whose healthcare needs have increased following an acute hospital admission or Emergency department presentation. The program aims to help children recover at home and prevent readmission to hospital.


To view the Position Description please click here


Why work at the RCH?


RCH is committed to a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city. We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.

The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

All applicants please be aware that it is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, employment. Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID -19 vaccination Certificate, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

While RCH has an obligation to consider all Australian and Permanent Resident applicants in the first instance, RCH welcomes applications from overseas healthcare professionals and may consider supporting visa applications. Currently, international and returning Australian health workers may be eligible for an allowance of $10,000 to  help fund relocation costs to Victoria. Further information can be found on the Department of Health's website:


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 05 December 2022