Senior Community Physiotherapist (527591)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 19, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


To be Tasmanian is to pursue quality over quantity. We create, preserve, and protect the unusual. With passion and perseverance, with an embrace of our history and our stories, we quietly pursue the extraordinary. Could you be Tasmanian?

You can be a Community Physiotherapist anywhere. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and our lifestyle. You will be encouraged to be yourself, to learn, to grow and to develop meaning in your work. You will have a powerful connection to your patients, and the community will encourage your success. Our isolation helps drive a culture of invention and human connection, which feels both old fashioned and… like the only future worth pursuing.

Here you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to awe-inspiring scenery, endless trails and National Parks, and award-winning restaurants or bars. After a hard day at work, you don’t sit in a car or train for an hour. You can get on your bike or put on your boots and “tell it to a mountain”.

Some people surf in the early mornings and weekends, or take painting classes, write novels, sell preserves at the weekly farmers’ market, become a wine connoisseur. We are small enough in Tasmania for you to shape and influence your work and make a real impact every day. Yet we are big enough for you to feel part of something important, somewhere you can belong and be surrounded by diversity, innovation, and friendships. Tasmanians are connected to the land where we live, and to the stories of the people who have cared for this place for tens of thousands of years.

We are a close-knit group of 15 in our community team, a vibrant mix of locals and new Tasmanian adventurers. Here, we work to the top of our scope, and continue to push the boundaries of this, trying new ideas and fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration. This team values evidence-informed care and research, and we facilitate the pursuit of this. We regularly collaborate with our colleagues in the acute and sub-acute services provided at Launceston General Hospital, North West Regional Hospital and Royal Hobart Hospital, working together to provide high-quality physio input across the care continuum. And you’ll be encouraged to be part of that. The ComRRS is a team of people from multiple professions, working together to provide care where and when our community members need it. In doing so, we empower people to stay in their homes, and to engage in the meaningful lives they have shaped.

We’ll look after you from the very beginning, ensure you are fully inducted and welcomed into our team and into our culture. Your fellow Allied Health colleagues, as well as the Nursing, and Specialist Medical and Surgical teams, will rely on you thriving in your work and will be invested in making this a reality. Take a look at the Statement of Duties below for more details.

If you need any more convincing about our beautiful part of the world, here it is Northern Tasmania

The role:

Within a Departmental Framework, and in accordance with Agency policy and procedures and professional code of conduct, the focus of the Senior Community Physiotherapist is to:

• Be responsible for the efficient and effective provision of physiotherapy services to clients in the service location.
• In consultation with the Team Leader - Community Physiotherapy, maintain physiotherapy services in Primary Health sites including supervision and support of staff and students.
• Contribute to health promotion within the community.
• Participate in relevant quality improvement activities to ensure safe and effective delivery of client care.
• Ensure that client care is provided collaboratively with other members of the multidisciplinary team across relevant areas of the northern region of Tasmania as required.

Position Features: Some travel within the region will be required

Note: - Please refer to the Function Statement and Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

The Community Rapid Response Team, based in Launceston at Allambi:

Details of Appointment

Permanent, full time, day worker position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible.

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $101,108 to $112,431 per annum + 10.5% superannuation

Relocation Assistance: Reimbursement for up to $3,000 of expenses incurred through relocating. Reimbursement for up to $500 for flights

Professional Development: $1,000 per annum entitlement for professional development course fees (daily wage, flights, accommodation, daily allowance paid in addition to this)


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Tertiary qualification/program of study approved by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia
  2. Registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Current Driver’s Licence
  2. Relevant postgraduate experience

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties and Function Statement, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Function Statement

ComRRs Functional Statement May 2023.pdf
ComRRs Functional Statement May 2023.docx

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

For more information

Olivia Mitchell

Position: Team Leader - Community Physiotherapy
Phone: (03) 6777 1427
E-mail: [email protected]

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