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Physiotherapist Grade 2 - Medical & Surgical (Fixed Term)

Date: 23-May-2023

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch


The Hospital:


The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) Vision is “A world where all kids thrive”.

RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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 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.

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.

For further Information on RCH is available here.


The Role:


This is a Fixed Term Part Time position to cover Long Service Leave for 5 months at 0.6 FTE/45.6 hrs per fortnight within the Physiotherapy Department.

You will be responsible for providing physiotherapy to children across the neurosciences and cardiorespiratory streams including acute respiratory care, post-operative care, brain injury management, neuromuscular weakness, oncology and developmental care.



What you’ll achieve:


  • Provide clinical care, advice and education in line with clinical guidelines and evidence relevant to the patient’s conditions and clinical needs
  • Work effectively and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team to establish common goals and to develop and offer best care to children and families, ensuring that patient care is integrated and effective
  • Participate in the review and development of clinical service delivery within the Physiotherapy Department as appropriate
  • Support others to be aware of the ethical and legal requirements of the role and adhere to the physiotherapy code of professional conduct and guidelines
  • Provide effective supervision to junior and less experienced staff


Classification for this position will range from VB1-VB4 Grade 2 Year 1 to Grade 2 Year 4 (base salary $86,730 to $99,699 per annum, plus superannuation)



Your skills and experience:


  • Significant demonstrated experience in the acute care of medical and surgical paediatric patients
  • 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


If this sounds like you, click here to view the position description.



About the Physiotherapy Department


The Physiotherapy department is a vibrant community of individuals who share a commitment to ongoing learning and partnering with families in the provision of evidence-based care. The department also embodies the RCH Compact pledge that ‘we do better work caring for children and families when we also care for each other.



Application process


To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requirements of the position description.


Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly!


For more information about this position please contact Adrienne Fosang, Physiotherapy Manager 0403 130 342  Email:


Why work at the RCH?


RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and 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.

It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption.


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 6 June 2023