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Senior Clinician Physiotherapist (Cancer Services)

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypePart time
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 8 days ago
    Never published
  • Job no: 58723
  • Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Physiotherapy

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.


Unique opportunity to join a growing Cancer Services Allied Health team!

  • Permanent Position
  • Part-Time (0.6EFT)
  • Grade 3 Classification
  • Based at The Alfred


The Department

Alfred Health’s Physiotherapy Department provides acute physiotherapy services to the patients of The Alfred and Sandringham Hospital and subacute physiotherapy services to Caulfield Hospital.


The acute physiotherapy service is organised into five functional streams, namely: Intensive Care, Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, PAN (Progressive Illness, Aged Care and Neurosciences), and Sandringham.  The first four streams are located at The Alfred site, with the fifth and latter stream based at the Sandringham site. The physiotherapy service provides acute clinical services and expertise in the following areas: intensive care, cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, orthopaedics, trauma, burns, lung transplantation, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary rehabilitation, neurology and neurosurgery, infectious diseases, haematology/oncology, general medicine, haemophilia and emergency.


The physiotherapy service at Caulfield Hospital provides an extensive range of inpatient and ambulatory services in the areas of rehabilitation, aged care and residential care services. The Physiotherapy Service provides subacute clinical services and expertise in the following areas: neurology, non-traumatic spinal cord injury, orthopaedics, amputees, burns, complex regional pain, cardiac rehabilitation, aged care, transitional care and aged psychiatry. In addition to these services, the department is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the hydrotherapy pool which has more than 250 clients per day accessing it services. The physiotherapy department is organised in three functional streams: Neurological Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Aged Care. 


The Alfred Health Physiotherapy Department has more than 100 EFT and employs over 170 staff. The physiotherapy service has a proud history of clinical and academic excellence.  It remains strongly committed to further pursuing excellence in physiotherapy, through clinical research.

The Alfred Health Physiotherapy Department is a major partner in the Alfred Health Physiotherapy Clinical Schools for both La Trobe and Monash Universities and in this role provides core and elective clinical placements for more than 50 undergraduate physiotherapy students.


There is a strong commitment to professional development and research with staff able to access an extensive continuing education program on-site and the support of Associate Prof of Physiotherapy for research activities.


The Role:

The Senior Clinician Physiotherapist (Cancer Services) is responsible for providing leadership in the ongoing development and provision of physiotherapy services to the cancer services population as well as contributing to the overall service outcomes of the PAN Physiotherapy Stream. The Senior Clinician Physiotherapist (Cancer Services) will contribute to the inpatient and outpatient PAN physiotherapy service offered at Alfred Health. They are responsible for the supervision and professional development of Grade 2 and Grade 1 staff assigned to their area of responsibility. The Senior Clinician Physiotherapist (Cancer Services) is also responsible for the education of physiotherapy students and the supervision and professional development of Grade 2, Grade 1 and AHA staff assigned to this area. The Senior Clinician Physiotherapist (Cancer Services) is expected to be engaged in research and quality activities within the area of oncology/haematology, or more broadly within PAN Stream. The Senior Clinician Physiotherapist (Cancer Services) has an important role in contributing to the development of individuals, the clinical team and the physiotherapy service through good leadership, teamwork and communication.


Skills/Qualifications Required 

  • Physiotherapists registered to practice in the state of Victoria (AHPRA)
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant field, (or be working towards) would be highly regarded.
  • Ability to plan and manage a caseload
  • Ability to undertake quality initiatives
  • Excellent communication and time management skills


Staff Benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Car parking (subject to availability) 
  • Childcare services (Alfred Hospital)
  • Onsite gym (Alfred Hospital)


Enquiries to: Claire Boote, PAN Physiotherapy Stream Leader, Ph 9076 3450

Applications close Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

All Alfred Health employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and Influenza with a TGA approved vaccine and must provide evidence of their vaccination status. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.    


  • Closed 8 days ago - 09 Aug 2022