Physiotherapist - Paediatrics

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Work type: Casual
Location: South Brisbane
Categories: Allied Health

About the role

The Mater Health Physiotherapy Department has an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Physiotherapist to join the Paediatric team in a casual capacity. It is anticipated that you will be available for at least 15 hours per week. There is an opportunity for these hours to increase as you build your paediatric caseload.

Mater Paediatric Physiotherapists use their knowledge and experience to provide competent evidence-based Physiotherapy clinical services, within a multi-disciplinary team environment.  The team deliver high level Physiotherapy clinical inpatient services to the Mater Mothers’ Hospital (including Neonatal Intensive Care and Special Care Nurseries) and Mater Children’s Private Hospitals.  We also provide a range of paediatric outpatient services, including public services and screening clinics, in addition to private consultations in the Mater Health and Wellness Clinic.

Salary range: $36.48 - $48.85 (HP3 position) per hour plus superannuation and casual loading. Possibility of being eligible for a HP4 maternity leave backfill role ($53.85 - $57.92 per hour plus superannuation) as commensurate with experience.

What you’ll be doing

In this role you will be providing paediatric physiotherapy clinical services including assessment, diagnosis and management of paediatric patients within the Mater’s Mothers’, Women’s & Babies stream.

At current, a large portion of this role is dedicated to providing individual and group therapy to private paediatric clients and their families in a private outpatient setting (Mater Health and Wellness Clinic).  In this role, you will work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team to ensure exceptional patient outcomes are achieved.

Within this role there may also be opportunity for some clinical work within other areas of Mater’s paediatric services, depending on your experience and interest.  These opportunities may be available in public and private, inpatient and outpatient settings.

In addition to direct clinical care activities, you will contribute to the progression of the service by assisting with the development and implementation of practice initiatives to support the continuum of care. You will also participate in professional development activities to promote a learning culture and build your professional knowledge, skills and clinical problem solving capabilities.

About you

The successful applicant will possess:

  • At least two years’ experience, knowledge and expertise as a Physiotherapist.
  • Current Physiotherapist registration with AHPRA.
  • Paediatrics experience is essential, including specific knowledge of high risk and ex-premature infants and NDIS.
  • A demonstrated ability to provide exceptional Physiotherapy clinical services, commensurate with level, and to manage a varied paediatric caseload.
  • You will be a strong and confident communicator, demonstrating an ability to communicate effectively with patients, families and professional colleagues at all times.
  • You will be organised and possess the skills to manage an outpatient caseload in an efficient and effective way.  This includes running to time, timely completion of paperwork requirements and recognition of contribution to clinic key performance indicators.
  • Attributes that align with our Department Values including: Being solutions focused, displaying resilience but flexibility, and demonstrating a positive attitude in all encounters.

Further desirable attributes include:

  • Recent experience in early assessment and intervention, Orthopaedics, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay and Autism Spectrum Disorder are highly desirable
  • Membership of the Australian Physiotherapy Association is desirable but not essential

Why join us?

In return for your skills, effort and enthusiastic commitment you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education and Research and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients, consumers and community.

Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options.

We offer a formal orientation program, ongoing competency mentoring, professional development opportunities including in-servicing and attendance at clinical team and department meetings.

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted on-line and should include the following:

  • A cover letter summarising how you meet the key skills and experiences you would bring to this particular position

  • A CV including the names and contact details of three referees (at least 2 of them being professional physiotherapy referees)

Closing date for applications is Friday 14 August 2020. Applications received after this time will not be accepted.

For further information specific to the position, please contact Siona Hardy – Director of Physiotherapy on 07 3163 8317.

*Please note we will be reviewing and contacting applicants prior to the closing date so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible.

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