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Reference Number 74102
Position Title Senior Hand Therapist
Internal Only This position is open to employees of Melbourne Health only
Location The Royal Melbourne Hospital - City & Royal Park Campus
Award Health Professionals [1]
Health Professionals [1]
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Senior Hand Therapist
Grade 3 Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist

  • Be part of the non-surgical recovery team for acquired hand conditions
  • Fixed term parental leave cover to February 2025 (7 days/fortnight). Potential for ongoing employment
  • Career progression opportunities across the organisation, supported and developed through our supervision program


Description of the Benefits of joining RMH / Team

  • The Allied Health department provides a strong teamwork culture in both the Hand Therapy team and multi-disciplinary group.
  • We have a commitment to training, education and CPD activities all of which are fully supported i.e. internal education opportunities and professional development available in varied specialties, held during working hours on site.
  • Up to $12,000 tax free earnings with salary packaging options, monthly paid day off for full time staff.
  • We pride ourselves on our dedication to supervision and career growth, offering opportunities and access to specialist leaders.

Description of the Role / Your New Role

  • Provide excellent, evidence based and patient centred care including assessment, intervention, splint fabrication and discharge planning planning for patients
  • Supervise and educate junior hand therapists, allied health assistants and allied health students
  • Demonstrate excellent communication strategies with patients, relatives, staff and relevant services in order to provide appropriate services, information and leadership
  • Actively lead and participate in Allied Health quality improvement initiatives and research   

Description of the Person / About You


  • You have more than seven years’ experience as an Allied Health Professional with a collaborative working style
  • You have excellent communication skills and a passion for continued professional development for yourself and others.
  • You are an AHPRA registered Allied Health Professional dedicated to providing evidence-based practice
  • You value working with supportive and dedicated Hand Therapists and multidisciplinary teams.

Our Commitment to you

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities, and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications. For more information on RMH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives please click here.


Interested?  Don’t delay, apply now!  Recruitment is ongoing with interviews commencing as soon as suitable applicants are received. Advertising may cease prior to the closing date.


Please apply via the link with your CV and Cover Letter. If you need any extra time or support with your application, please reach out to the hiring manager or the Recruitment Services Team. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.



Contact Person Hayley O'Sullivan
Contact Number 93427440
Closing Date 16/02/2024
Position Description
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