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Grade 2 Physiotherapist, Hospital in the Home, The Royal Children's Hospital

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Date: 23-Nov-2021

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:


The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) provides secondary and tertiary care to children and young people across the northern and western suburbs; specialist paediatric healthcare to the children of Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia; and is the designated state-wide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine. As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia.

With a passionate, highly skilled and committed staff campus wide of over 6000, 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/

Further information about RCH is available at www.rch.org.au

  • Full Time, Ongoing/ Part Time, Fixed term role 
  • Fabulous employee benefits including salary packaging
  • Parkville – Hub of the medical precinct and leading Children’s hospital


The Role

The Grade 2 Physiotherapist will provide physiotherapy services to children and adolescents as part of a multidisciplinary team at RCH.  By working in close collaboration with medical, nursing and allied health staff they will ensure that services provided to children at RCH are innovative, evidence-based and provided in a child and family centred context.

This role sits within the Hospital in the Home department (Wallaby Ward).  Physiotherapy care is delivered to inpatients within their own home.  Areas of practice include, but are not limited to, acute and chronic respiratory, oncology, developmental care, and care of complex children with respiratory needs.

The Wallaby physiotherapy service provides a clinical service seven days per week including multiple shifts (0700 and 1100 start times).  Grade 2 Physiotherapists are rostered across all hours and days of the Wallaby physiotherapy service.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Excellent professional, interpersonal, interaction and self-reflection skills to enable effective work with people of different personalities and backgrounds.
  • The ability to motivate children of different ages and abilities.
  • Be an advocate for patients and their families.
  • Communication, supervision and education skills of a level suitable for supervision of undergraduate students
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an acute care time-frame, manage competing demands and to appropriately prioritise and manage a caseload.
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and collaboratively with experience working in multidisciplinary teams with multiple stakeholders.
  • Sound problem-solving and conflict resolution skills and the ability to apply these in practice.
  • Commitment to ongoing education and skill development.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in areas of physiotherapy practice relevant to the clinical stream.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills. 


To view the position description, please click here


For more information about the role please call Brenda  (Manager) or Stephanie (Senior Physiotherapist) on 9345 4770 or visit https://www.rch.org.au/wallaby/


Why work at the RCH?

The RCH offer a range of benefits which support and reward staff both personally and professionally.

Our staff benefits include award winning facilities and campus partnerships, Professional development and events, an award winning Health and wellbeing program and financial benefits.


To learn more about our staff benefits please go to: https://www.rch.org.au/hr/recruitment_employment/Staff_benefits/ The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.


We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.


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 in line with the Chief Health Officer’s Directions, all hospital employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 15 December.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID -19 vaccination Certificate and to comply with any updates to the CHO Directions as applicable to Healthcare Workers





Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 30 June 2022