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Grade 2/3 Physiotherapist (Cancer Services)

  • LocationThe Alfred
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Job no: 64550
  • 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.


  • Fixed Term Parental Leave cover until May 2024
  • Part-Time, 45.6 hours/fortnight, 0.6EFT
  • Senior Clinician Physiotherapist (Cancer Services), Grade 2 or 3, VB1-4; VB7-9, VC1 - Commensurate with experience
  • The Alfred Hospital
  • Flexible hours available upon negotiation
  • Great staff benefits   


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 latter being 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. The physiotherapy department is organised into functional streams: Neurological Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Health of Older Persons (HOP) and ABI.  


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   


The Position Description

The Grade 2/3 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. Moreover, the successful candidate 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. Additionally, you will be 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 and Qualifications Required 

  • Registered to practice in the state of Victoria with the relevant professional body

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and skills in the provision of physiotherapy services in the relevant areas of physiotherapy.   

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage a caseload, including the coordination of other staff 

  • Demonstrated ability to undertake quality initiatives 

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise students, Grade 2, and Grade 1 staff 

  • Demonstrated communication skills 

  • Demonstrated time management skills 


Staff Benefits

  • Salary packaging and novated leasing  

  • Discounted health insurance  

  • Staff car parking (subject to availability)  


For enquiries, please contact Claire Boote, Stream Leader PAN Stream, at 9076 3450


Applications close: 11pm Thursday, 1 June 2023

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.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption.