Clinical Lead Physiotherapist - Rheumatology (518985)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jan 13, 2021
Medicine Part-time

Job Description:

The Tasmanian Health Service is seeking interest from suitably qualified applicants for a Clinical Lead Physiotherapist - Rheumatology vacancy.


$109,108 to $116,218 pro-rata, per annum **

**AHP04 Please note that access to the progression point of Year 4Q salary of $116,218 is subject to successful completion of a relevant Master’s Degree as with Clause 10 of the Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019


Allied Health Professional Level 4


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Fixed term, part-time, day work, working 30.4 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible, for approximately 18 months.


Royal Hobart Hospital


In the role of Clinical Lead Physiotherapist - Rheumatology, you will provide optimal evidence-based physiotherapy to patients at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Physiotherapy Service THS-S. In this role you will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary environment to deliver evidence driven patient centred care. As a member of the physiotherapy service you will contribute to a culture of learning and foster leadership and innovation.

The Clinical Lead Physiotherapist - Rheumatology will:

  • Provide clinical leadership and oversee best practice standards for physiotherapy services provided by the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Team at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) in accordance with contemporary professional physiotherapy standards.
  • Provide specialist physiotherapy assessment, care planning, advice and intervention for clients of the Back Assessment Clinic (BAC) and Inflammatory Spinal Clinic (ISC), and consultancy advice for the management of rheumatology patients at the RHH and outlying areas as required by RHH Consultant Rheumatologists and the Deputy Manager - Physiotherapy Services.
  • Act as a resource for education and training initiatives across the Tasmanian Health Service (THS) in the specialised field of rheumatological physiotherapy.
  • Develop and implement research programs involving the specialised field of rheumatological physiotherapy.
  • Participate in the ongoing service development of the BAC and ISC, and the strategic management of clinical musculoskeletal physiotherapy services at the RHH, as required by the Discipline Lead - Physiotherapy Services.

Essential Requirements

  • Registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

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:
a) Crimes of Violence
b) Sex Related Offences
c) Serious Drug Offences
d) Crimes involving dishonesty

2. Identification check

3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check

Desirable Requirements

  • Professional qualifications in the relevant area or progress towards a relevant qualification.

Applicants should note that, for a period of six months from the date of publication, this selection process may be used to fill subsequent or similar full time and part time vacancies.

(image) 518985 Clinical Lead Physiotherapist - Rheumatology HP04 (June 2020) HPRNL.pdf
(image) 518985 Clinical Lead Physiotherapist - Rheumatology HP04 (June 2020) HPRNL.docx
(image) THS Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) THS Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

Apply Online. Please click the blue "Apply Now" button on this screen.
Applications will only be accepted online. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete an online application form, complete/upload your selection criteria responses and attach your resume. Please note that attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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For further information contact

Elisabeth Pilgrim
Acting Discipline Lead – Physiotherapy Services
Phone: (03) 6166 8101

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