Clinical Lead Physiotherapist - Musculoskeletal (503776) (Launceston)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 14, 2023
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


Clinical Lead Physiotherapist – AHP Level 4 – Musculoskeletal

Fixed term, Full time, 76h per fortnight

Tasmanian Health Service – North (Launceston General Hospital)

To be Tasmanian is to move towards what's different rather than the same; to better, not more. We create, preserve, and protect the unusual. With quiet confidence, with passion and perseverance, we pursue the extraordinary. Could you be Tasmanian?

You’ve established yourself as a leader in your craft, providing best-practice musculoskeletal physio care to a range of patients, and sharing your skills with the team as you go. And you could do this anywhere. What’s different about Tasmania is our culture and our lifestyle. Here you will be encouraged to be yourself, to continue to learn and grow, and to develop meaning in your work. You will have a powerful connection to your patients, and you’ll be a champion of our profession in multi-disciplinary, team-based environments. Our isolation helps drive a culture of creation and human connection, which feels both old fashioned and… like the only future worth pursuing.

Our way of life here is centred on meaning. Creating, conserving, exploring, connecting. We don't sit in traffic at the end of the day, we spend more of our time doing the things we love. We are small enough here for uniqueness to stand out and be celebrated. Yet we are big enough for you to feel part of something important, somewhere you can belong and be surrounded by diversity, friendships, and positive lifestyles. Tasmanians are connected to the land where we live, and to the stories of the people who have cared for this place for thousands of years.

We offer an exciting and rewarding place to work, featuring contemporary, evidence-informed practice that sees our Physiotherapists closely linked to the broader multidisciplinary team, both at work, and through our social activities. We are a team of some 80 staff, a mix of passionate locals and new Tasmanian adventurers who will welcome your energy and experiences into the group dynamic. Here, you can work and learn alongside highly accomplished Physios, while making a difference to the lives of a diverse and inclusive community.

This important role will see you leading the genuinely life changing services we provide within the musculoskeletal field; from our outpatient musculoskeletal and hand therapy clinics, through to our Emergency Medical Unit and Primary Contact Physiotherapy Emergency Department services. You will inspire an engaged group, who will be keen to grow from your knowledge and experiences. Everything that we do is directed towards ensuring that our community members receive high quality care from skilled professionals, and you will play a large role in this mission. As a team, we’ll be committed to seeing you thrive. We’ll look after you from the beginning, ensuring you are fully welcomed into our team and culture. As an Allied Health group, we are dedicated to the development of our people and will work to help you to achieve your goals.

Something is happening here, and you’re invited to be part of it. Be TASMANIAN.

For more information about becoming a Physiotherapist in Northern Tasmania, or to learn more about what we can do for you (relocation, salary benefits, development opportunities, etc.) please email or phone Laura, our A / Discipline Lead - Physiotherapy: or (03) 6777 6216.

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 worker position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing from 18th December 2023- 31st December 2024

Salary: $116,616 - $126,147 per annum + 11% superannuation

Salary Packaging: Access to a range of benefits including living expenses up to $9,010 + $2,650 in meal entertainment each FBT year + other benefits if eligible.

Relocation Assistance: Reimbursement for up to $5 000 of expenses incurred through relocating.

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. An active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Musculoskeletal Group

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. crimes of violence
  2. sex related offences
  3. serious drug offences
  4. crimes involving dishonesty
  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

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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

Laura Karpeles

Position: Acting Discipline Lead- Physiotherapy
Phone: 0408 836 397

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