Senior Physiotherapist (505475) - Trauma and Acute Surgery

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jul 22, 2021
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


Allied Health Professional Level 3


Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement 2019

Period of Employment

Permanent, full-time, day work (with on-call), working 76 hours per fortnight commencing as soon as possible.

Please note that this process may be used to fill fixed term and casual opportunities as they arise.


THS-S– Physiotherapy Services


Senior Physiotherapist – Trauma and Acute Surgery

In the role of Senior Physiotherapist (Trauma and Acute Surgery) you will provide optimal evidence-based physiotherapy to trauma and acute surgery patients in an innovative new service (Trauma and Acute Surgery Unit) at the Royal Hobart Hospital. In this role you will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary environment including the trauma and surgical wards to deliver evidence driven patient centred care and as a consultive resource across the acute care service. As a member of the physiotherapy cardiorespiratory team you will contribute to a culture of learning and foster leadership and innovation.

The Trauma and Acute Surgery Senior Physiotherapist will perform duties including:

  • Provide evidence driven patient centred physiotherapy care to Trauma and surgical patients, facilitating patient flow, discharge planning and preventing hospital re-admission.

  • Promote a learning culture supporting leadership and clinical supervision to physiotherapists, allied health assistants and undergraduate students

  • Provide clinical expertise and professional education to Physiotherapy, Allied Health, Medical and Nursing Teams, and external agencies, particularly in relation to the trauma patient cohort.

  • Foster innovation and support Quality Improvement and Service Delivery projects

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

  • Current Driver’s Licence.

  • Post graduate qualifications, or working toward this in the identified clinical area.

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) Generic Senior Physiotherapist HP03 (February 2021).pdf
(image) Generic Senior Physiotherapist HP03 (February 2021).docx
(image) Applicant Guide.pdf
(image) Applicant Guide.docx

How to apply

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For further information contact

Elisabeth Pilgrim
Deputy Manager – Physiotherapy Services
Phone: (03) 6166 8101
Email: [email protected]

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