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Senior Physiotherapist - Grade 2 (Respiratory Outpatients)

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: 69935
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Physiotherapy
  • Salary packaging to maximise take-home income
  • Opportunity to work in a supportive organisation with opportunities for personal growth, development and career progression
  • Flexible hours available upon negotiation

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 for a Senior Physiotherapist (Respiratory) in our Respiratory stream at Alfred Health. 


Fixed-Term Position until June 2025 

Part-time, at 32 hours per fortnight

Flexible hours available upon negotiation 

Grade 2 Senior Physiotherapist Classification (VB1-VB4)

Alfred Location 

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 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 Position Summary

This Grade 2 physiotherapist position is a pilot service to provide specialist respiratory outpatient physiotherapy care to patients with chronic lung diseases such as bronchiectasis, asthma and chronic obstuctive lung disease. The Grade 2 physiotherapist is responsible for the ongoing development of this service and provision of physiotherapy services in consultation with senior clinician(s) and stream leader at the level of a developing expert. The Grade 2 physiotherapist is also responsible for the education of physiotherapy students and the supervision and professional development of Grade 1 staff assigned to their units. The Grade 2 physiotherapist has an important role in the development of individuals, the clinical team and the physiotherapy service through good leadership, teamwork and communication.


Skills and Qualifications Required 

  • Registered with the relevant professional body via AHPRA
  • 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 supervise students and Grade 1 Staff


Staff Benefits 

  • Generous salary packaging and novated leasing are available through Maxxia
  • Onsite staff gym (Alfred Hospital)
  • Modern onsite library facilities, exclusive to Alfred Health staff
  • Access to health and wellbeing incentives
  • Discounted health insurance 
  • Staff Car Parking (subject to availability)


For all enquiries, please contact Janet Bondarenko (Senior Clinician Respiratory Physiotherapist) or Brenda Button (Respiratory Stream Leader) on 9076 3450


Applications close Monday, 22 July 2024

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.