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Reference Number 50885
Position Title Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy (Hand Therapy)
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City & Royal Park Campus
Award Health Professionals [1]
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  • Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Part time fixed term until July 2020
  • Hand Therapy

The Royal Melbourne is one of Victoria’s largest hospitals providing a comprehensive range of health services including acute, sub-acute, general, and specialist medical services throughout inpatient and community based facilities. We are also a proud part of the world renowned Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, working in collaboration to advance research for continuous improvement of clinical care.

We are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our Allied Health team. This is a Part Time Fixed Term position, working 48 hours per fortnight.  RMH Hand Therapy is based at predominantly at the city campus and provides assessment and intervention for a variety of conditions with a major focus on trauma. The service works closely with medical and surgical units including plastics, orthopaedics and pain services.

Your Opportunity:

An opportunity exists for a grade 3 Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist to join the existing hand therapy team at Royal Melbourne Hospital. This role is part time fixed term (until July 2020) and will have a primary focus on the provision of clinical care. You may also be required to provide clinical leadership to the staff within the program as well as supervision. The role is supported by grade 4 clinical staff, OT research leader, OT workforce manager and the OT manager.

  • Supervision and education of junior occupational therapists and allied health assistants
  • Ensure excellent, evidence based and patient centred care including assessment, intervention and splint fabrication
  • Build relationships with patients, relatives, staff and relevant services in order to provide appropriate services and information
  • Demonstrate effective communication strategies within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Participate in the staff clinical supervision program
  • Participate and drive research within the hand therapy program

About You:

  • Recognised degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy
  • Professional registration with the relevant board of Australia
  • Effective verbal, non-verbal and written communication
  • Emergency and safe working practices in the hospital
  • Time management and prioritisation skills


  • A Values based organisation offering great prospects for career diversity and professional advancement, including training and research opportunities, and access to mentorship and leadership programs.
  • Comprehensive Health & Wellbeing Programs including; On-site staff gym, Staff Medical Service, Employee Assistance Program, Peer Support Program - run by our dedicated employees.
  • Salary packaging options, onsite car parking, close to public transport.


Find out more about The Royal Melbourne Hospital https://www.thermh.org.au If you have any questions or require more information, connect with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Melbourne Health is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, ethical practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and social inclusion.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working With Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

We build teams that embrace our values – caring, excellence, integrity, respect, and unity.

Join us to be the first in Care, Research and Learning.

Contact Person Zoe Milner
Contact Number 93427440
Alternate Contact Person Stephanie Ellis
Alternate Contact Number 93427440
Closing Date 28/01/2020
Position Description
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