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Physiotherapist Grade 2 - Orthopaedics

Date: 21-Nov-2022

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 Paediatrics 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.

  • Part Time (0.6 FTE), Fixed Term role until April 2023
  • Hub of the medical precinct & leading Children's Hospital
  • Main areas of work - Haematology and Rheumatology


The Role: 

The Grade 2 Physiohterapist will provide 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 at RCH are innovative, evidence-based and provided in a child and family centred context.


This role sits within the Physiotherapy Orthopaedic team and will work predominantly in the areas of haematology and rheumatology, however cross-cover across other areas of practice within the team is expected.  Areas of practice within this team include inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic and musculoskeletal, post-operative and acute respiratory care, cerebral palsy surgery, burns, plastics, haematology, rheumatology, developmental care and aquatic therapy.  Service delivery within other Physiotherapy teams may be required to meet workforce demands.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Current registration with AHPRA to practice as a Physiotherapist
  • Experience working in an acute tertiary hospital enviornment is desirable
  • Experience working in an acute paediatric setting is desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in the supervision and training of undergraduate students is 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 30 November 2022