Position Details
Reference Number 22091
Position Title Senior Physiotherapist
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Entity Public Hospital
Location Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
Award Classification ACTPub Hlth Prof 2013-17 - HEALTH PROF 3 YR 1
ACTPub Hlth Prof 2013-17 - HEALTH PROF 3 YR 5 CP
Salary $92,104.00 to $101,862.00 Per Annum
Hours 36.75
Job Advertisement

Senior Medical Physiotherapist

Health Professional Level 3

Physiotherapy Department, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

$92,103 - $101,862 per annum

Full-time permanent position vacant from 25 November 2019


About Calvary

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce (CPHB) is a 265-bed multidisciplinary, modern healthcare facility serving the ACT and surrounding community. At CPHB, our patients and their families expect a highly skilled, compassionate and dedicated workforce. Calvary staff pride themselves on ‘being for others’. The patient journey is at the centre of Calvary’s philosophy within our models of care.


About the role 

Calvary’s Physiotherapy Department is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented person with exceptional interpersonal skills, who is comfortable working in an environment committed to safety and continuous improvement. The successful candidate will manage and deliver physiotherapy services within Calvary’s general medical wards including the Medical Assessment and Planning Unit (MAPU). The role also involves the supervision of staff and students.


What you bring 

  • Highly developed skills in the assessment, planning and management of contemporary medical physiotherapy services within an acute hospital setting, including the management of patients in the Medical Assessment and Planning Unit,.
  • Ability to develop and implement evidence-based physiotherapy services within a multidisciplinary framework.
  • Demonstrated commitment to robust governance systems, with exceptional clinical leadership and proven ability to supervise/mentor staff and students
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders to optimise work practices within the multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal and team professional development, including multi-disciplinary knowledge sharing.
    Proven ability to initiate and coordinate quality improvement activities in line with evidence-based practice, and contribution to effective and sustainable service improvements.
  • A sound understanding of the philosophical direction of the organisation, with the ability to apply it practically in the delivery of health care services.

How to apply

Applicants are expected to respond in writing and include the following:

  • A cover letter (1000 words maximum) – Using the position description as a guide, outline your suitability for the role, what you will bring to the role and what you plan to achieve if successful.
  • Current curriculum vitae - Include your employment history and the names and contact details of two professional referees (one must be a current or recent physiotherapy supervisor).

Applications must be submitted through the online portal: http://www.calvary-act.com.au/career-vacancies.html

Applications through email and phone calls will not be accepted.


Note that part-time applicants will be considered and the outcome of this recruitment may be used to appoint to both permanent and temporary, full-time and part-time positions within 6 months.


Closing date for applications:  Monday, 12 August 2019, 5pm


Contact officer for further information:

Jason Whittingham

Senior Inpatient Physiotherapist and student co-ordinator

Phone (02) 6201 6960

Email jason.whittingham@calvary-act.com.au



Selection Criteria Essential: 1. Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy (or equivalent qualification).
Essential: 2. Full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Essential: 3. Evidence of eligibility to work in Australia (Australian or NZ citizenship, permanent residency, temporary visa with entitlement to work)
Essential: 4. Available from 4th November 2019
Essential: 5. Willing to undergo pre-employment fitness to work assessment
Contact Person Jason Whittingham
Contact Number 6201 6960
Contact Email jason.whittingham@calvary-act.com.au
Closing Date 12/08/2019
Position Description & Supporting Documents
HP3 Medical April 2018).docx Open