Position Details
Reference Number 49565
Position Title Senior Physiotherapist (Grade 3) - Gerontology
Employment Type Full Time Ongoing
Entity Monash Health
Department Physiotheraoy
Location Various Facilities
Position Summary
  • 1 Permanent, full-time position
  • 1 Part-time (0.4EFT) position until November 2022 (parental leave)
  • Support from Grade 4 Gerontology Stream Leader
  • Do you have a passion for working with the older person?
  • Want to lead a dedicated team of physiotherapists and allied health assistants?
  • Do you have the skills to support the learning and development of junior colleagues?

About Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology Services at Monash Health

Monash Health Physiotherapy is a dynamic service with dedicated, highly skilled physiotherapists. The gerontology stream is a team of dedicated Physiotherapists providing services across the network and throughout the continuum of care.

As a valuable member of a wider team, we are committed to working with you to become your professional best. We offer clinical education sessions, training on the job and career progression to enable you to further develop your Clinical and Leadership skills.

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About the Role

The Grade 3 Gerontology Physiotherapist is responsible for working within the physiotherapy department and leading delegated responsibilities to provide best practice patient care, achieve maximal operational effectiveness, develop organisational competencies, and create strong partnerships within and outside Monash Health. The Grade 3 Gerontology Physiotherapist holds specialist clinical knowledge in the field of Gerontology Physiotherapy.

You will provide a high standard of assessment, treatment and coordination of services to patients, to facilitate safe, effective, person centred care.

You will assist with planning, development, quality and evaluation of evidence based physiotherapy services across the subacute sector.  You will lead and supervise a team of physiotherapists and allied health assistants.

You will assist with development, implementation and re-evaluation of protocols, practices and patient care both within the hospital/community rehabilitation service and wider field.

These positions are based within the Kingston Centre, Cheltenham, however travel to any of the Monash Health sites will be required.

  • Provision of evidence based physiotherapy in a geriatric evaluation and management setting
  • Supervision and leadership of physiotherapists and allied health assistants
  • Quality improvement and innovation

About You

You are an experienced and passionate physiotherapists with a desire to ensure evidence based, patient centred care is delivered.  You will enjoy working in a team setting with other disciplines as well as within the physiotherapy department as well as support junior staff.  You will seek opportunities for innovation and foster a culture of excellence.

What you need:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) or recognised equivalent degree
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – Physiotherapy Board of Australia (practicing, no restrictions)
  • Working towards, or completion, of relevant post graduate study - desired
  • Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, including involvement in Special Interest Groups - Desired.

What we offer:

  • Support from grade 4 physiotherapists
  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills
  • A supportive environment

How to Apply

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Applications will only be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be considered.

Existing Monash Health Employees should apply using your Monash Health employee account. For any queries in regards to internal applicants please contact Recruitment Services on 92652776.

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed.  These include:

  • reference checks;
  • a clear Police Check conducted within the last three months;
  • a current Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check (or proof of payment for same);and
  • proof of immunisation.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview

Contact Person
Liz Dalla Santa Physiotherapy Manager Kingston Centre 0411 886 342 Liz.DallaSanta@Monashhealth.org
Karyn Grehan Clinical Lead Physiotherapist - Gerontology 0438 486 745 karyn.grehan@monashhealth.org
Advertising Closing 27/09/2021
Position Documents
PD Grade 3 PT Gerontology Grade 3 Physiotherapist Gerontology 20210105.docx
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