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Physiotherapist Grade 2 - Neurosciences

Date: 04-Aug-2022

Location: 50 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:


Further information about RCH is available at


  • Part Time (0.8 FTE), Fixed Term role until April 2023
  • Hub of the medical precinct & leading Children's Hospital
  • Combined clinical and research role in the areas of neurosciences and oncology


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 Physiotherapy neurosciences stream and will carry both a clinical and research load.


The clinical load of the role will be predominantly in the areas of neurology, adolescent medicine and general medicine, however cross-cover across other areas of practice within the team is expected.  Areas of practice within this team include acute respiratory, neuromuscular weakness, brain injury, epilepsy, neonatal care, spina bifida, neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, developmental care, complex care and aquatic therapy.  Service delivery within other Physiotherapy teams may be required to meet workforce demands.


The research load of the role involves undertaking assessments as part of the TOTAL Therapy Study XVII which is a frontline study for the treatment of newly diagnosed patients with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and lymphoma.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Physiotherapy qualification from an accredited course/university
  • Registration to practice as a Physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Experience working in acute tertiary hospital and acute paediatric settings
  • Experience in the supervision and trianing of undergraduate students
  • Experience in the participating in clinical research (desirable)


To view the Position Description, please click here.


For further information about this role please contact Fiona Fenton, Manager of Physiotherapy Ph: 03 9345 9300.

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 18 August 2022