Specialist Therapist - Hands, Burns and Plastics (503782) (LGH)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • May 26, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


To be Tasmanian is to value quality over quantity. We create, preserve, and protect the unusual. With quiet confidence, with passion and perseverance, we pursue the extraordinary. Could you be Tasmanian?

You’ve specialised in the complex field of hands, burns and plastics. And these skills are in high demand everywhere. What’s different about Tasmania though, is our culture and our lifestyle. Here you will be encouraged to be yourself, to grow and to maximise the meaning in your work. You will have a powerful connection to your patients, your team, and the community will encourage your success. Our isolation helps drive a culture of creation 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 breath-taking coastlines, National Parks, and incredible fresh produce crafted by locals. After a hard day at work, you don’t sit in traffic for an hour. You decompress with a wander through our beautiful city, on you put on your boots and tell it to a mountain, within minutes.

We offer an exciting and rewarding place to work, featuring contemporary, evidence-informed practice that sees our Allied Health Professionals closely linked to the broader multidisciplinary team.

This important role will see you predominantly working within the Allied Health team, and collaborating closely with the Plastic and Orthopaedic teams. You will be looked toward to provide expertise in this complex area of therapy, guiding treatment plans and ensuring optimal care for our patients, so that they have the best opportunity to recover function and return to the lives they value. And we’ll be committed to seeing you thrive. We’ll look after you from the very beginning, ensuring you are fully welcomed into our team. With so many new Tasmanians in our team, we have an actively social culture outside of work, and this helps to drive collaboration within our services. As an Allied Health group, we are dedicated to the development of our people and will work to help you to achieve your goals.

For more information about this position based in Northern Tasmania, or to learn more about what we can do for you (relocation, salary benefits, development opportunities, etc.) please email or phone Emily, our Deputy Manager – Physiotherapy on [email protected] or 0439 447 306.

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

Details of Appointment:

Fixed-term, full-time, day time position, working 76 hours per fortnight (part-time negotiable with successful applicant) until July 2024


$101,108 - $112,431 per annum + 10.5% superannuation

Salary Packaging:

Access to a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year

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; or
  3. Tertiary qualification/program of study approved by the Occupational Board of Australia
  4. Registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia

*Registration/licences that are essential requirements of this role must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of these may be checked at any time during employment. It is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that registration/licences remain current and to advise the Employer if their circumstances change. This includes notifying the Employer if a registration/licence is revoked, cancelled or has its conditions altered.

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Certification of Hand Therapy (CHT) qualification or equivalent post graduate qualification
  2. Eligible, or working towards eligibility, for membership of the Australian Hand Therapy Association
  3. Current Driver’s Licence

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, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

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 (Contact Officer)

Emily Farquhar

Position: Deputy Manager - Physiotherapy Services
Phone: 0439 447 306
E-mail: [email protected]

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